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

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

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

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 is the name of the school the students attend?

2. When he can't find the book that he wants, what does Deirdre offer Barney?

3. How did Kate learn about what happened to Mrs. Salters?

4. What organization will the lawyer invited to the debate represent?

5. At which university was the speaker Matthew Griswold referred to in his story booed?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nora describe words such as 'clergyperson' and 'policeperson'?

2. What does Nora explain eventually happened to Mrs. Salters? What might this indicate to Deirdre?

3. How does the meeting between Nora Baines and Matthew Griswold go?

4. What are some of the beliefs of Hugo Black shared by Kent Dickenson?

5. What reaction do we see from Kate when Barney comments that "it doesn't feel right" to refer to authors as 'she' in the abstract?

6. Describe the class that Maggie Crowley teaches.

7. Describe Nora Baines.

8. According to Dickenson, when is an apparent free choice not free at all, and what example does he provide?

9. Describe Deirdre Fitzgerald.

10. According to Nora, what types of people have been making complaints to the school library in the past few years?

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

In Chapter 12, Stanley Komax raises the question of who has the right to make decisions for others. Write an opinion essay with references to the topics explored in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

During a conversation, Luke and Barney admit to being aware of censorship in previous years, but did not care a great deal, or did not do much to stop it from happening. Discuss whether it is human nature to ignore the things that don't affect you directly. Discuss if this is true with the characters in the novel, and whether there are characters to which this theory does not apply.

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