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Banned In Boston, Condemned In Cleveland

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A difficult quiz on banned books. Right now the ACLU is in court fighting for the right to play this quiz.

Question 1:


Ironically, the essay "Areopagitica", which dealt with censorship, was banned in England. Who wrote this essay?
Phillip Marlowe
Dr. William Bowlder
Felton Edward Lewis
John Milton

Question 2:


In 1931 the Province of Hunan, China banned this book.
"1984"
"Alice's Restaurant"
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
"Go Ask Alice"

Question 3:


This famous anti-war novel by Erik Marie Remarque was banned in Nazi Germany.
"To Hell and Back"
"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"1984"
"Dr. Caligari"

Question 4:


Nadine Gordimer won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature but many of her works were banned in her native country. What is her native country?
The Union of South Africa
The Soviet Union
Belgium
Romania

Question 5:


Who wrote the novel "Dr. Zhivago" which was banned in the Soviet Union until 1988?
Leon Trotsky
William F. Buckley
Boris Pasternak
Ivan Gogol

Question 6:


Who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin", a book which was banned in most of the southern United States?
Clara Barton
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ambroise Beirce
Thaddeus Stevens

Question 7:


In "Seinfeld", Jerry was accused of having this book overdue at the New York Public Library for over 15 years. It was banned in the USA from the 1930's until the 1950's.
"Lady Chatterley's Lover"
"O"
"The Tropic of Cancer"
"Moll Flanders "

Question 8:


This book, which was in part the basis for the play "Pippin", was banned in the USA for obscenity.
"O"
"Madame Bovary"
"Candide"
" Madame Was Not a Lady"

Question 9:


Who wrote the novel "The Satanic Verses" which was banned in Bangladesh, Iran, Singapore and Indonesia?
David Beck
Sameer Mousheff
Salmon Rushdie
Kharam Patel

Question 10:


Many communities in California banned this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and labeled it 'communist propaganda'.
"The Pearl"
"The Old Man and the Sea"
"The Grapes of Wrath"
"L.A. Land"

Question 11:


This book by D. H. Lawrence was banned in the USA, the UK and Australia.
"The Great Gatsby"
"The Sun Also Rises"
"Lady Chatterley's Lover"
"The Day of the Locust"

Question 12:


During the missile crisis of the 1960's, this book was banned in the USA and the UK.
"The Lotus Eaters"
"Down and Out in London and Paris"
"Brave New World"
"1984"

Question 13:


When the Nazis came to power they banned this short novel by Franz Kafka.
"The Rights of All men"
"The Satanic Verses
"The Metamorphosis"
"All Quiet on the Western Front"

Question 14:


This work was banned in Lebanon for "showing Jews, Zionism, and Israel in a favorable light."
"The Grapes of Wrath"
"The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam"
"The Kite Runner"
"The Diary of a Young Girl"

Question 15:


This 18th century erotic novel is one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history.
"O"
"Stella Dallas"
"I Was Curious Yellow"
"Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure"

 


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