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Can You Identify These Authors By Their Pen Names?

Can You Identify These Authors By Their Pen Names?

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Writers sometimes use pen names. This could be because 1) they're writing something radical under a totalitarian regime, 2) they are a woman living in 18th-century England, or 3) they wish to write about things like Jay Gatsby's provocative sin wagon under the cover of relative anonymity, like yours truly.

Whatever the reason, authors aren't always straight-up with us about who they are. How many of their fake names can you suss out?

This quiz was originally published in August 2016

1. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Emily Brontë?

2. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Stephen King?

3. Which of these was a pseudonym used by J.K. Rowling?

4. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Ray Bradbury?

5. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Eric Arthur Blair?

6. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Washington Irving?

7. Which of these was a pseudonym used by C.S. Lewis?

8. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Sylvia Plath?

9. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Daniel Handler?

10. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Benjamin Franklin?

11. Which of these was a pseudonym used by François-Marie Arouet?

12. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Agatha Christie?

13. Which of these was a pseudonym used by William S. Burroughs?

14. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Theodor Geisel?

15. Which of these was a pseudonym used by Mary Anne Evans?

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