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You're Lion to Me!

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Youre Lion to Me game quiz
"When you think of famous people born under the zodiac sign of Leo, the lion, you might think of singers and actors. This quiz is in response to an Author's Challenge issued by kyleisalive, so let's take a look at some famous Leo authors."

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1. "Call me Ishmael" he wrote, although that is not his name. This Leo author was born August 1, 1819 in New York City. He was popular in the 1840s but his fame declined in the 1850s. Who is this man who wrote of sailors, whales and life on the high seas?
    C.S. Forester
    Herman Melville
    Patrick O'Brian
    Dudley Pope

2. There is writing about strange things and then there is writing about things that are just plain weird. An American author who was good at writing about the latter is considered among the best horror authors of the 20th century. Would the name "Cthulhu" help you?
    Stephen King
    Clark Ashton Smith
    Clive Barker
    H.P. Lovecraft

3. A famous author born under the sign of Leo wrote many war novels from his experiences as a soldier and later, a war correspondent. His most famous novel, "Exodus", published in 1958, was the biggest U.S. bestseller since "Gone With the Wind". Who was this wartime author?
    Ron Kovic
    Ernie Pyle
    Leon Uris
    Norman Mailer

4. "O brave new world!" spoke Miranda in Shakespeare's "The Tempest". An English author, born July 26, 1894, used most of that quote for the title of a chilling look at the 26th century. Who is the man who wrote of a world dehumanized by scientific progress?
    Aldous Huxley
    George Orwell
    E.M. Forster
    Ezra Pound

5. A successful playwright, turned novelist, has become the most widely read of French authors. His novels often involved swordplay and chivalry. Which author had characters who lived by the motto "All for one, one for all".
    Victor Hugo
    Alexandre Dumas
    Honoré de Balzac
    Guy de Maupassant

6. An African-American U.S. Coast Guard serviceman taught himself how to write stories. One of his stories, "Roots: The Saga of an American Family", became a huge literary success and was made into a TV miniseries. Who was this author born under the sign of Leo?
    Chester Himes
    Ralph Ellison
    Alex Haley
    Omar Tyree

7. An English poetess wrote but one novel, but what a novel! Who wrote "Wuthering Heights", now considered a classic of English literature?
    Christina Rossetti
    Emily Bronte
    Edith Nesbit
    Amy Levy

8. An Illinois man wanted to become a magician but ended up being a highly regarded science fiction and fantasy author. Born in 1920, on August 22 (the last day of the Leo cycle of the zodiac), he wrote, among other things, "Fahrenheit 451". Who is this author?
    Ray Bradbury
    Arthur C. Clarke
    Isaac Asimov
    Robert Heinlein

9. Growing up black in 20th century America was difficult at best. One author confronted discrimination and class distinctions head-on. Who was the author of such works as "The Fire Next Time"?
    Dick Gregory
    Claude McKay
    W.E.B. Du Bois
    James Baldwin

10. The oldest author in this quiz was born in 1802. This author was born 163 years later, in England, in 1965. Some of the characters in her books are named Harry, Hermione, Luna, Severus, Sirius and Albus. Who is this 'magical' author?
    Danielle Steel
    Jodi Picoult
    Annie Proulx
    J.K. Rowling

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