Why Was A Wrinkle in Time a Banned Book?


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What does it mean for a book to be banned?

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1. Which best describes Madeleine L'Engle's view on book banning?

2. A Wrinkle in Time is considered too religious by some because _____________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A Wrinkle in Time has been banned by several groups since its publication. You'll be asked to identify the reasons why this novel was banned and understand how the novel's author feels about book banning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Recognize causes of book banning
  • Understand author Madeleine L'Engle's opinion on book banning
  • Assess why A Wrinkle in Time can be regarded as religious
  • Recall why some consider A Wrinkle in Time a threat to Christianity
  • Determine what element in the novel may be considered occult

Skills Practiced

The skills you'll practice in this quiz include:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about A Wrinkle in Time to determine the ways in which the novel might be considered a threat to the Christian religion
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the author's views on book banning
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you're able to take away the most important information on the related lesson about what it means when a book is banned

Additional Learning

For more info on why this novel was banned, check out the lesson called Why Was A Wrinkle in Time a Banned Book? The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Discover the purpose of 'Banned Book Week'
  • Identify the award Madeleine L'Engle won for A Wrinkle in Time
  • Know when A Wrinkle in Time was published