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Pen Name's True Identity

written by: Sia
 
Authors sometimes choose to conceal their true personality behind a different name. I will give you the pen name and see if you can guess their real name.

Question 1:


After achieving success with his horror stories, this writer called himself Richard Bachman because he wanted to see if his novels would sell without his already famous name on them.
Bruce Frederick Cummings
Stephen King
D.B. Wyndham-Lewis
John Bingham Morton

Question 2:


Lewis Carroll conceived "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" as nursery tales for the daughter of a friend.
D.B. Wyndham-Lewis
Eugène Grindel
Sue Denim
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Question 3:


Paul Eluard was a major exponent of surrealism. Many of his poems reflect the hardship after his separation with his first wife Gala, who left him for Salvador Dali.
Lucy Beatrice Malleson
Jacques Anatole François Thibault
Eugène Grindel
Harry Hart Frank

Question 4:


Besides a poet, Pablo Neruda was also a diplomat and a Communist leader. He changed his original name because he didn't want his father to find out he was a poet.
Eric Arthur Blair
Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto
Hector Hugh Munro
Louis Cha

Question 5:


Anatole France was probably the most famous French man of letters of his time. In 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Jacques Anatole Thibault
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
John Dickson Carr
William Sidney Porter

Question 6:


Stendhal hated his father so he took the first opportunity to leave for Paris, where he became a lieutenant in Napoleon’s army. He began his literary career after the fall of Napoleon in 1814.
Dan Perkins
Marie Henri Beyle
Johann Kaspar Schmidt
Paul M. A. Linebarger

Question 7:


Moliere became famous as the father of French high comedy. He coined the phrase "castigat ridendo mores" (to criticise customs through humour) which is sometimes mistaken for a genuine Latin proverb.
Gérard Labrunie
Georges Remi
James Oliver Rigney, Jr.
Jean Baptiste Poquelin

Question 8:


Saki was a master of short stories. It is said that his pen name could be a reference to a monkey with the same name.
Hector Hugh Munro
Natsume Kinnosuke
Theodore Seuss Geisel
Frederic Dannay

Question 9:


O. Henry was working as a bank teller when he was sent to jail for embezzlement. He spent 3 years in jail where he started writing his short stories.
Stanley Martin Lieber
William Sydney Porter
Georges Remi
Harry Hart Frank

Question 10:


Both in the year when Mark Twain was born and the year when he died, the Halleys Comet passed by Earth.
-Mark borrowed his pseudonym from Mississippi riverboat terminology, where calling “mark twain? marked safe water.
Charles Farrar Browne
Johann Kaspar Schmidt
Don Novello
Samuel Langhorne Clemens

 


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