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# Test Yourself
Quiz: Do you know these famous bans?
Put yourself to the test with our quiz.

THE TAOISEACH AND dozens of senior politicians were blindsided this week when they were told they were sanctioned by Russia, in effect forbidding them from entering the Russian Federation.

It’s not unusual for countries and companies to stop people from entering, whether for serious reasons or for just being rude. 

Tonight we’re asking you: How much do you know about these banned people, objects and music?

Which country put restrictions on tourists because fans were flocking to a national park after it was featured in a Justin Bieber music video?
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Iceland
Australia

Ireland
Peru
What country was Brad Pitt banned from due to his film 'Seven Years in Tibet'?
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Taiwan
North Korea

Qatar
China
Which musician almost had the Canadian leg of his world tour ruined when politicians tried to bar him from entering the country due to his criminal record?
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Tupac
50 Cent

Kendrick Lamar
Lil Peep
Why was Paul McCartney banned from entering Japan?
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The government were into John more
His music was considered offensive

He had convictions for drug possession
Tax evasion
Which celebrity was recently un-banned from the Balthazar restaurant in New York after they apologised for being rude?
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Cardi B
Boris Johnson

Ricky Gervais
James Corden
Nelson Mandela was once forbidden from entering US territory and considered a terrorist by authorities. When was this policy abandoned?
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1994
2008

1990
2002
Which musical group was close to a permanent ban from the Philippines for not meeting the president's family?
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The Sex Pistols
The Beatles

U2
Iron Maiden
How long was Will Smith banned from attending the Oscars following his famous slapping of Chris Rock?
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He wasn't banned
1 year

10 years
For life
Which of these are banned in the United States?
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Kinder Surprise Eggs
Pasteurised milk

Fidget Spinners
Owning a lion
Why was the song 'Rumble' by Link Wray, which contains no lyrics, banned from some US radio stations in the 1950s?
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The guitar-playing was considered obscene
It became popular among biker gangs

The word rumble was slang for a fight
It didn't have a chorus
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top Dog
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Bearable
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Ewe should have known at least some!
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