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The Life of Dean Koontz

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The Life of Dean Koontz game quiz
"You think you know Dean Koontz, but you have no idea."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What is Dean's mother and father's name?
    Louise & Guery
    Rebecca & Marlin
    Florence & Ray
    Kate & Ray


2. What is Dean's wife's full maiden name?
    Gerda Cerra
    Ginny Logue
    Gina Circa
    Geraldine Lovitz


3. Who was Dean's father figure when he was a child?
    Jim Mock
    Uncle Ray
    Robert Heinlen
    John D. MacDonald


4. Dean used to write pornography strictly for the money.
    True
    False


5. Dean's mother eventually died due to what?
    Heart Attack
    Leprosy
    Stroke
    Breast Cancer


6. Why was Dean reluctant to have children?
    He didn't think he could handle the responsibility
    He didn't like children
    He feared passing on hereditary disabilities
    He feared that he'd be a bad father


7. Where did Dean grow up?
    Bedford, Pennsylvania
    Bedford, Michigan
    Bedford, Southern California
    Bedford, Illinois


8. Dean and his wife made a deal for her (solely) to support him while he wrote novels for how many years?
    12
    3
    5
    10


9. Dean was a teacher for disciplinary students at one time.
    True
    False


10. Dean had a childhood dog who almost asphyxiated him with its chain in the backyard one day while playing. What was its name?
    Tiny
    Joey
    Muffler
    Cartie


11. As of 2002, Koontz had a dog of what breed?
    Golden Retriever
    Irish Setter
    Miniature Schnauzer
    Chocolate Lab


12. Dean's father had the following problem:
    Adulterous affairs with men
    Drug addiction
    Alcoholism
    Gambling


13. Where does Dean live as of 2002?
    South Carolina
    Florida
    Southern California
    Northwestern Pennsylvania


14. Dean has been married several times.
    True
    False


15. Where did Dean go to college?
    Penn State
    Yale University
    Shippensburg State College
    Thompson Academy for Literary Arts


16. Koontz's first real fiction sale was:
    The Book of Counted Sorrows
    Kittens
    Sole Survivor
    In My Mind's Eye


17. During a job as a ________
_________, Dean was robbed at gunpoint by two men.
    Toll boother
    Park Ranger
    Construction worker
    Sales clerk


18. Some of Dean's relatives thought he would turn out like his father because of his career progress and:
    his carelessly long hair
    his bad writing skills
    his wife
    his alcoholism


19. Which of the following have been one of Dean's pseudonyms?
    Gracey Knowles
    Beau Love
    Brian Coffey
    William Strafford


20. What was the main contributing factor to the use of Dean's pseudonyms?
    he desired a variety in his publications
    his editors suggested it
    he chose the name to fit the book
    he wanted to be unknown


21. What year was Dean born?
    1943
    1951
    1945
    1948


22. Koontz's sister Janie had sextuplets at the age of 16.
    True
    False


23. Dean once had a dog named ...
    Fabulous
    Magic
    Seth
    Lucky


24. Aunt _______ was Dean's aunt whom would have constant mood swings and refused to go to his wedding reception.
    Betty
    Pam
    Kate
    Ginger


25. Once Dean dedicated a novel to Lisa Tuttle and the publisher wrote "To Dad" instead.
    True
    False


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Compiled Oct 21 12