Banned Books Week

We are celebrating Banned Books Week to emphasize our freedom to choose and the freedom to express opinions even if those opinions are unpopular. Observed since 1982, this annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

We invite you to take our Banned Books quiz. Test your knowledge of banned books and see how you score. You just may impress yourself and your friends. Good luck and good reading. Now take the quiz.

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1. Who wrote Huckleberry Finn?
Jack Sparrow
Lois Lowry
Mark Twain
Stephen King
J. K. Rowling
Jack London
2. The most frequent reason someone challenges a book is:
it deals with the occult
spelling errors
sexually explicit
inappropriate for the age group
offensive language
3. How many books were challenged in 2007?
4. Banned Books Week is promoted nationally to emphasized people's:
freedom to choose what they read
to let the public know which books have been challenged or banned so they will know not to read them
need to protect their children
right to go to the library
right to buy a book
none of the above
5. Books have been challenged probably since they have been in existence. Which author had a book banned in the 1600s for writing that the Earth revolved around the Sun?
none of the above
6. Which book by Dr. Seuss was banned because of its anti logging industry themes?
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
The Lorax
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
The Butter Battle Book
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
7. Who said "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
George W. Bush
Judge Judy
Homer Simpson
Sandra Day O'Connor
8. Who are some of the sponsors of Banned Books Week in the United States?
American Booksellers Association
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
American Library Association
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Association of American Publishers
All of the above
9. On the Origin of Species was first published in 1859. It sparked a controversy about evolution which still exists today. Name the author of the book.
Clarence Darrow
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
None of the above
10. Which of the following books were burned by the Nazis?
The Sun Also Rises
The Call of the Wild
The Jungle
An American Tragedy
All of the above

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