Banned Books Quiz Answers -- 2013
Thanks for taking the quiz and taking part in the 2013 Banned Books Week!
Two winners were drawn from the pool of entries with all correct answers -- congratulations to Justin Bridwell and Daniel Clements who won a t-shirt designed by the American Library Association.
Below are the correct answers:
1. A lonely and bullied high school girl with telekinesis wreaks havoc on her tormentors. Sissy Spacek and Chloë Grace Moretz have both played the titular character in movie adaptations of this book.
Title 1: Carrie
Author 1: Stephen King
2. In this autobiographical novel, a young African-American girl named Marguerite (called "Maya" by her brother) tells of her traumatic childhood that includes being raped by her mother's boyfriend. The book is often found among the top ten of the American Library Association's most frequently banned and challenged books.
Title 2: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author 2: Maya Angelou
3. In this modernist novel that takes place on June 16, 1904, one man wonders the streets of Dublin while his wife cuckolds him; another younger man deals with roommate problems.
Title 3: Ulysses
Author 3: James Joyce
4. In this popular and controversial children's book, the main character Mickey goes on a dream journey during which he helps to bake a cake. Critics object to illustrations that show the boy naked in parts of the story.
Title 4: In the Night Kitchen
Author 4: Maurice Sendak
5. In this nonsensical tale, a young girl falls down a rabbit hole and runs into a hookah smoking caterpillar before involving herself in a mad tea party.
Title 5: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author 5: Lewis Carroll
6. The environmentalist message of this beloved children's book, in which the title character "speaks for the trees", was found objectionable in communities with thriving logging concerns.
Title 6: The Lorax
Author 6: Dr. Suess
7. This novel, written by a Russian expatriate, involves a middle-aged Literature professor who becomes sexually involved with his twelve-year-old stepdaughter after the death of her mother.
Title 7: Lolita
Author 7: Vladimir Nabokov
8. This coffee table book, published in 1992, was written by and features photos of a famous single-named recording artist in a variety of explicit poses. The book's packaging was unique -- it had an aluminum cover and a Mylar sleeve.
Title 8: Sex
Author 8: Madonna
9. This novel features a totalitarian regime which monitors its citizens, even going so far as to institute a language that outlaws synonyms and antonyms to further control the people.
Title 9: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Author 9: George Orwell
10. This collection of poetry for children, by the author of The Giving Tree, has also been named a "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" by the National Education Association.
Title 10: Where the Sidewalk Ends
Author 10: Shel Silverstein
11. This dystopian novel takes place in a world where recreational sex is encouraged, reproduction is frowned upon, and a wonderdrug named soma is freely dispensed.
Title 11: Brave New World
Author 11: Adlous Huxley
12. In this novel published in 1954, a group of British schoolboys are shipwrecked on an island. They quickly band into two groups -- one representing order and peace, the other chaos and violence.
Title 12: Lord of the Flies
Author 12: William Golding