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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Scraping Off Barnacles

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What does it mean in Chapter 12 when the text states "The Governor was eager to scrape a few barnacles off the ship of state"?

A

The Governor wanted to get the elected representatives moving and working again, not inert.

B

The Governor wanted to restore an old sea vessel important to the navy or coast guard.

C

The Governor wanted to cut costs by eliminating some programs and/or personnel.

D

The Governor wanted to come up with a strategy to undermine federal government plans.

E

The Governor wanted to test himself in his new role and prove he still had youth and vigor.