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Why Was The Grapes of Wrath Banned? - Censorship & Controversy

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What is the difference between banning and challenging a controversial book?

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1. In what state was John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath most fervently contested?

2. For which of the following reasons was John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath banned from libraries and schools?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How did censorship affect The Grapes of Wrath? Gauge your knowledge of these negative reactions to this book by working through the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can gauge your understanding of the following topics:

  • The organization that most fervently protested The Grapes of Wrath
  • The difference between banning and challenging a controversial book
  • A source for the objections against this book
  • Why this book was banned from libraries and schools

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the censorship The Grapes of Wrath
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why this piece of literature was banned from libraries and schools and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as banning and challenging a controversial book

Additional Learning

Review more material about the challenges against this book by completing the lesson called Why Was The Grapes of Wrath Banned? - Censorship & Controversy. Completing this lesson gives you the chance to:

  • Determine when The Grapes of Wrath was first published
  • Define censorship
  • See what type of people were objecting to this book being produced
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