Censorship Vocabulary Quiz 🤔

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered on the page about Censorship in our Vocabulary section.

1. Nobody knew who the caller was because the call was

antisocial
anonymous
authoritarian
a) antisocial b) anonymous c) authoritarian

2. Information put out by government that is deliberately wrong and misleading is

fake news
disinformation
misinformation
a) fake news b) disinformation c) misinformation

3. The First Amendment to the US Constitution seeks to protect several freedoms, including the freedom

of expression
to carry a gun
to incite hatred
a) of expression b) to carry a gun c) to incite hatred

4. In American law, Section 230 provides immunity for

hospitals
Hollywood
social media
a) hospitals b) Hollywood c) social media

5. Who among these may be called a whistle-blower?

Greta Thunberg
Marc Zuckerberg
Edward Snowden
a) Greta Thunberg b) Marc Zuckerberg c) Edward Snowden

6. The term "cancel culture" refers to a kind of:

ostracism
social media
offensive language
a) ostracism b) social media c) offensive language

7. Traditionally, the colour of the censor's pen is

blue
black
beige
a) blue b) black c) beige

8. Which of these is most likely to be a controversial topic?

chess
religion
technology
a) chess b) religion c) technology

9. David didn't realise that nobody could see his posts because he had been

throttled
deplatformed
shadow banned
a) throttled b) deplatformed c) shadow banned

10. For claiming that the sun does not revolve around the earth, Galileo was charged with

heresy
hearsay
orthodoxy
a) heresy b) hearsay c) orthodoxy

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Contributor: Josef Essberger