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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?
The Night in Lisbon
The Black Obelisk
All Quiet on the Western Front
Heaven Has No Favorites

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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?
Hermann Esser
Joseph Goebbels
Benito Mussolini
Adolph Hitler

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
Black Spring
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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
As I Lay Dying
The Grapes of Wrath
The Call of the Wild

Question 10:


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

 


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