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 Nora ask Griswold?

2. What does Moore commend Barney on?

3. What does Deirdre remind Moore he should be respectful of?

4. What has Barney written for the school paper?

5. What is the outcome of the board's vote?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Moore's request that Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend" be removed from the library prove to be "the last straw" for Karen Salters, and how did she respond to Principal Moore?

2. Who is Steve Turney and why does he stay in Nora's class when other students walk out?

3. Why does Luke's comment that Huck should be taken out and shot enrage Carl McLean?

4. 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?

5. What would Matthew Griswold like to see happen to "Huckleberry Finn", and does he consider his preference censorship?

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

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

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

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

10. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses exposition to communicate information that occurred before the start of the novel. Discuss the use of exposition in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

The education system is placed under scrutiny in this novel. One of the questions asked is "Who should decide which reading materials the students are permitted to read?" Write an opinion essay based on this question.

Essay Topic 3

The main characters of the novel often had contrasting views of the censorship issue. Outline and compare the views of three of the main characters, and determine whether these views affected their relationship with one another.

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