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Banned Books -- Trivia

written by: Eve
 
Widely read books that have been banned by governments for various reasons.

Question 1:


What novel by Erich Maria Remarque was banned in Nazi Germany for insulting the Wehrmacht?
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Night in Lisbon
The Black Obelisk
Heaven Has No Favorites

Question 2:


Name the author of Animal Farm, an anti-Stalinist novella, which was confiscated in Germany by Allied troops.
Erich Maria Remarque
George Orwell
William Faulkner
Boris Pasternak

Question 3:


What novel by Vladimir Nabokov was banned for obscenity in England, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa?
Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Lolita
Terra Incognita
Lips to Lips

Question 4:


This book, published in 1988, was banned in Bangladesh, India, Singapore and Iran for blasphemous references and its author Salman Rushdie was condemned to death by former Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Midnight's Children
The Satanic Verses
Shame
East, West

Question 5:


Who is the author of the book My Struggle (Mein Kampf) which was banned due to anti-Nazi laws?
Joseph Goebbels
Benito Mussolini
Adolph Hitler
Hermann Esser

Question 6:


Which of these books by Henry Miller was banned in the US in the 1930s due to sexually explicit content?
All of these
Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Cancer
Black Spring

Question 7:


This novel, which follows the adventures of junkie William Lee, was banned by Boston courts in 1962.
On the Road
Interzone
Naked Lunch
The Cat Inside

Question 8:


What classic satirical novel by Jonathan Swift was banned in Ireland for being "wicked and obscene"?
Robinson Crusoe
A Journal to Stella
A Modest Proposal
Gulliver's Travels

Question 9:


What Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set during the Great Depression, was banned in some US States for vulgar language?
The Sound and the Fury
The Grapes of Wrath
The Call of the Wild
As I Lay Dying

Question 10:


What 2003 best-selling novel by Dan Brown was denounced by Roman Catholics for being anti-Christian?
Foucault's Pendulum
The Da Vinci Code
The Solomon Key
Digital Fortress

 


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