Assignment (to be completed on a separate sheet of paper):
1. Define the word censor.
2. Give ten synonyms for censor.
3. Answer these questions completely:
A. What things get censored?
B. Who censors?
C. Why does censorship exist? (There are lots of reasons.)
D. Name some reasonable and valid forms of censorship.
E. Name some unreasonable and invalid forms of censorship.
The following web sites may help you find answers:
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/ (A lot of info about book banning)
http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/top100bannedbooks.html (Top 100 Challenged Books of the 1990s)
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/People/spok/most-banned.html (Most Frequently Banned Books from 1990-92))
http://ghs.bcsd.k12.il.us/projects/Students/banned/default.htm (Banned Books Page)
http://www-mitpress.mit.edu/bookstore/banned.html (Another List of Banned/Challenged Books)
Don't look at this web site: