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Contra-Banned: The Banned Books Quiz
by Staff
From dictionaries and picture books to YA fiction and historical accounts, no book will be well-received by everyone. Are you familiar with these popular, but banned works?

Why did the Menifree Union School District ban the "Merriam-Webster" dictionary in 2010?

  • religious overtones
  • sexual content
  • factual errors

What caused Garth Williams' "The Rabbits' Wedding" to be banned when it was released in 1958?

  • interracial marriage between bunnies
  • sexual content
  • excessive violence

The controversial 2005 children's book "And Tango Makes Three" was actually based on a true story.

  • true
  • false

Why was "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" widely banned in 1928?

  • violence
  • sexual scenes
  • strong female characters

Why did the London County Council ban "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" from London schools?

  • too many bunnies of different races
  • its gross display of classism
  • Mr. McGregor's violent temper

The children's book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" was briefly banned in 2010 because of its link to communism.

  • true
  • false

What book faced banning in 1990 due to a character's alcohol consumption?

  • "Little Red Riding Hood"
  • "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret"
  • "Invisible Man"

What children's series topped the list of challenged books for both 2012 and 2013?

  • Harry Potter
  • Captain Underpants
  • The Boxcar Children

Why was "The Hunger Games" among the most challenged books in 2013?

  • religious viewpoint
  • extreme violence
  • sexual content

Why was "The Diary of Anne Frank" banned in 2010 by a Virginia school district?

  • graphic violence
  • bad language
  • homosexuality