Banned Books Week – Thursday’s Quiz

In honor of Banned Books Week (9/29-10/2), the Library will be offering a quiz each day Monday through Thursday. The quiz questions are about books that have been challenged or banned in the United States, and each day’s winner will receive a fabulous prize. A big “thank you” to the SweetSpot Coffee Shoppe, Toppers Pizza, and University Health & Counseling Center (UHCS) for their donation of prizes for the contest.

Monday – Harold Andersen Library t-shirt
Tuesday – SweetSpot gift certificate for $10
Wednesday – coupon for a Toppers large pizza and Topperstix
Thursday – 25-minute massage from UHCS

Entry forms are available in the Library near the Circulation and Reference Desks. You can’t win if you don’t enter, so stop by the library and complete the questions! A winner will be drawn at random from the correctly completed forms. And while you’re in the library, don’t forget to check out the Banned Books display near the Food for Thought Cafe!

Here are the three questions for Thursday, October 1st.

1. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, who is Atticus?

a. A lawyer who defends a black man who is accused of raping a white woman.
b. A child who narrates the novel about racial injustice during the 1950’s.
c. A school teacher who loses his job after teaching about evolution.

2. What is the setting of the book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck?

a. In a small town in Kansas during World War II.
b. In California in the 1930’s.
c. At Yale University in the 1960’s.

3. The book, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding explores which of the following?

a. Good and evil impulses in human beings.
b. The relationship between kings and their servants during the middle ages.
c. Parenting skills of mothers and fathers during the 1800’s in America.

(Wednesday’s Quiz Answers: A dog named Buck who is stolen to become a sled dog in the Klondike region of Canada, at a New Hampshire prep school named Devon, The Rainbow)

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