Is Of Mice and Men a Banned Book?


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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men has been banned for all of the following reasons except _____.

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1. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is regularly banned. What group makes up the list?

2. Where was a challenge to Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck recently rejected, keeping the book from being banned?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This series of multiple-choice questions deals with the banning of the novel, Of Mice and Men. You'll need to understand why the book has been banned and the surrounding controversy its created.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz we would like to see if you remember the following concepts:

  • Reasons Of Mice and Men has been banned
  • The American Library Associations ranking of banned books
  • Places that continue to keep Of Mice and Men banned
  • Literary prizes awarded to Of Mice and Men
  • Social issues introduced in Of Mice and Men that have spurred its banning

Skills Practiced

You'll practice these skills with our quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Of Mice and Men
  • Interpreting information - interpret Of Mice and Men 's portrayal of different concepts as a reason for its banning
  • Information recall - remember what literary reward Of Mice and Men received in 1962
  • Make connections - use what you know about Of Mice and Men and connect it to reasons the book was banned based on the contexts of time and culture

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about the banning of Of Mice and Men be sure to look at our lesson, Is Of Mice and Men a banned book?. You'll learn interesting facts behind the book's banning including:

  • The novel's allusion euthanasia
  • Vulgarity in Of Mice and Men and the justification of its use
  • How Steinbeck's realistic approaches to the treatment of women and racism have caused the book to be banned
  • Other classic books that have been banned