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The Wonderful World Of Gorey

written by: chukklehed
 
A few questions about the life and works of the eccentric author and illustrator, Edward Gorey.

Question 1:


Writer and artist Edward St. John Gorey was born on February 22 in what year?
1925
1920
1915
1935

Question 2:

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Edward Gorey is well known for his 1963 book, "The Gashlycrumb Tinies", which depicts children whose names start with each letter of the alphabet and illustrates their demise. Complete the following sentence from the book: "A is for _______ who fell down the stairs."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 3:


Edward Gorey, who gained fame for his illustrative and writing abilities, did not have any formal art education at all.
False
True

Question 4:

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Edward Gorey spent his later years in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where the house he owned became the subject of a photography book as well as a pseudo-museum. By what name is the house known?
Elephant House
Gashlyville Mansion
The West Wing
The Gorey Gates


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Question 5:


Writer and illustrator Edward Gorey was fond of animals, which were also the subject of some of his works. What pets did Gorey keep in his house?
lizards
cats
ferrets
dogs

Question 6:


Writer and artist Edward Gorey never married.
False
True

Question 7:


Edward Gorey won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design for the 1977 Broadway production Dracula.
True
False

Question 8:


Writer and artist Edward Gorey died at the age of 75 at his home in Cape Cod. What caused his death?
Car Accident
Natural causes-old age
Heart Attack
Prostate Cancer

 


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