Censorship Around The World Quiz

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Censorship Around The World Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which writer, whose only novel was regarded as immoral and censored at the time, said: "There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all." 
    • A. 

      Walt Whitman

    • B. 

      James Joyce

    • C. 

      Oscar Wilde

    • D. 

      Allen Ginsberg

  • 2. 
    The publication of whose novel – banned in India, Thailand and Iran – led to the firebombing of bookshops and its Japanese translator being stabbed to death?
    • A. 

      Martin Amis

    • B. 

      Christopher Hitchens

    • C. 

      Ian McEwan

    • D. 

      Salman Rushdie

  • 3. 
    Which novel takes place in a future world where the job of fireman is no longer to put out fires but to burn books?
    • A. 

      Cat's Cradle

    • B. 

      Fahrenheit 451

    • C. 

      Darkness at NoonSnow

    • D. 

      Auto-da-Fé

  • 4. 
    Aristophanes's Lysistrata, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Defoe's Moll Flanders and The Arabian Nights had all been banned in which country at the turn of the 20th century?
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 5. 
    In George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984, which government department is dedicated to doctoring photographs, removing references to people ('unpersons') and exaggerating statistics?
    • A. 

      Ministry of Justice

    • B. 

      Ministry of Truth

    • C. 

      The Treasury

    • D. 

      The Home Office

  • 6. 
    Which work was banned by Rome's Emperor Caligula in 35 AD because he thought it inappropriately explored Greek ideals of freedom?  
    • A. 

      Homer's The Odyssey

    • B. 

      Ovid's The Art of Love

    • C. 

      Virgil's Aeneid

    • D. 

      Horace's The Art of Poetry

  • 7. 
    Who originally said, "Every burned book enlightens the world"? 
    • A. 

      Walt Whitman

    • B. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • C. 

      Mark Twain

    • D. 

      Herman Melville

  • 8. 
    James Douglas, editor of the Sunday Express between 1920-1931, was a great supporter of censorship and called for a number of books to be banned. During one high-profile campaign he wrote: "I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel. Poison kills the body, but moral poison kills the soul."  What novel was he referring to?
    • A. 

      The Grapes of Wrath

    • B. 

      Tender is the Night

    • C. 

      The Well of Loneliness

    • D. 

      Brave New World

  • 9. 
    In a moment of odd paranoia in 1955, the apartheid government in South Africa decided to ban what book?
    • A. 

      Dracula

    • B. 

      Black Beauty

    • C. 

      Frankenstein

    • D. 

      Gone with the Wind

  • 10. 
    Which book was banned by the Chinese government in 1931 on the grounds that, "animals should not use human language, and that it was disastrous to put animals and humans beings on the same level."?
    • A. 

      Winnie the Pooh

    • B. 

      Animal Farm

    • C. 

      Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    • D. 

      The Wind in the Willows

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