Quiz about Authors Pseudonyms
Quiz about Authors Pseudonyms

Author's Pseudonyms Trivia Quiz

Quite a few authors write under other names. I will list the author's real name and you pick out the pseudonym.

A multiple-choice quiz by mizlentz. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
4 / 5
Last 3 plays: Guest 176 (3/5), TERRYROYHURST (0/5), Guest 80 (5/5).
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Stephen King Hint

Richard Bach
Richard Bachman
Stephen Kingman
John Cook

2. Samuel Clemens

Answer: (Two Words)
3. Nora Roberts Hint

Mary Roberts
Jane Robb
Nora Robb
J D Robb

4. Evan Hunter Hint

Edwin Hunter
Ed Hunter
Ed McBain
Evan Smith

5. Kurt Vonnegut Hint

Ed Smith
Kilgore Trout
Mike Bass
Fred Jones

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Stephen King

Answer: Richard Bachman

Stephen wrote many of his early books under the Bachman name but 'Thinner' is perhaps the most well known.
2. Samuel Clemens

Answer: Mark Twain

Mark Twain is probably the most famous 'pen name' of all time!
3. Nora Roberts

Answer: J D Robb

Nora Roberts writes romances but under her pen name J D Robb, she writes mysteries that take place in the future.
4. Evan Hunter

Answer: Ed McBain

Ed McBain is the author of the '86th Precinct' mysteries which I happen to love!
5. Kurt Vonnegut

Answer: Kilgore Trout

'Venus on the Half Shell', however, was written by Philip Josť Farmer under the name of Kilgore Trout.
Source: Author mizlentz

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Most Recent Scores
Mar 22 2023 : Guest 176: 3/5
Mar 22 2023 : TERRYROYHURST: 0/5
Mar 15 2023 : Guest 80: 5/5
Mar 05 2023 : Mary2023: 3/5
Mar 05 2023 : Guest 97: 4/5
Mar 02 2023 : Guest 174: 5/5
Feb 20 2023 : Guest 108: 4/5

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