The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Barney offer Principal Moore should his article be published?

2. What does Luke question Barney about in regards to the school paper?

3. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?

4. Who recants their original vote to ban Huckleberry Finn in a newspaper editorial?

5. What does Barney want printed next to his article?

Short Essay Questions

1. Deirdre and Kate both state that freedom can be dangerous. Explain their individual points of view.

2. Why has Karen now decided to take part in Barney's interview and what repercussions does she face by doing so?

3. Outline Deirdre's arguments in her refusal to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

4. How does Maggie Crowley threaten Principal Moore as he attempts to block Barney's article from being published?

5. What hypocrisy does Nora Baines show in Chapter 15?

6. Why do Barney's parents get so angry after Barney remarks on television that he is unsure whether they would allow him to read the Bible now that it is under scrutiny?

7. What further complaints have been made against "Huckleberry Finn" and by whom have they been made?

8. Outline the story Stanley Lomax told about the governor of Georgia and explain its significance.

9. Outline Principal Moore's arguments in trying to get Deirdre to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

10. What analogy does Reuben Foster use for the banning of books?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During a disagreement with Principal Moore about the censoring of novels such as "Huckleberry Finn", Nora reminds Moore of the First Amendment and the Freedom of the Press. Discuss the ideals surrounding the First Amendment and explain how it correlates with the novel "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book".

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the points made by Kent Dickensen and Matthew Griswold in Chapter 7 and Chapter 8. What are their stances on censorship and freedom of thought? Who do you believe won the debate?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses foreshadowing to hint at events later on in the novel. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book".

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