Why Has The Giver Been Banned?


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What is censorship?

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1. All of the following are reasons people have attempted to ban The Giver except _____.

2. In 2007, why did a group try to ban The Giver?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

School or public libraries may choose to ban books that may be seen as controversial or lewd. This quiz will help you judge your understanding of censorship, specifically why the classic children's novel The Giver by Lois Lowry has been banned in the past.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you gauge your understanding of the reasons for libraries and schools banning The Giver, including:

  • The definition of censorship
  • Main reasons cited for banning The Giver
  • What is meant by 'adult or mature themes'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about censorship from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of adult themes to identify what issues are included under this category
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the many reasons cited for banning The Giver

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Giver and censorship, review the lesson titled Why Has The Giver Been Banned? This lesson further details censorship as it applies to this classic children's novel including:

  • An explanation of censorship
  • Violence and sexuality within The Giver
  • How the book addresses the themes that have been found objectionable by various groups