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

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


What novel by Vladimir Nabokov was banned for obscenity in England, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa?
Terra Incognita
Lips to Lips
Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
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.
The Satanic Verses
Midnight's Children
East, West
Shame

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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?
As I Lay Dying
The Call of the Wild
The Sound and the Fury
The Grapes of Wrath

Question 10:


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

 


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