Censorship: Definition, Examples & Issues


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What is censorship?

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1. Which of these is an example of self-censorship?

2. A government uses it's power over the media to only let people see the good things they are doing. What is this an example of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of self-censorship and the Arab Spring.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of censorship
  • An example of self-censorship
  • Type of censorship that a government uses to let people see only the good things they are doing
  • Why people allow censorship
  • Arab Spring

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related censorship lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of self-censorship
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about why people allow censorship to take place

Additional Learning

To learn more about censorship, review the lesson called Censorship: Definition, Examples & Issues. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Different types of censorship
  • Examples associated with each form of censorship and the outcomes of their use
  • Various issues related to censorship
  • Internet censorship