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The Dead Authors Quiz
by Staff
All great authors eventually die, but many live on in their works. See how much you know about dead authors.

Where was Edgar Allan Poe found dead in 1849?

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

Author Mark Greaney took over writing duties on the Jack Ryan series when this famous writer passed away in 2013.

  • Agatha Christie
  • Stephen King
  • Tom Clancy

What children's author will release a new book posthumously in 2015?

  • Beatrix Potter
  • Edward Eager
  • Dr. Seuss

Author Maurice Sendak died in 2012. He is perhaps best known for this classic book.

  • "Where the Wild Things Are"
  • "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
  • "Goodnight Moon"

Author Sophie Hannah was selected to carry on the tales of this classic detective.

  • Marple
  • Poirot
  • Holmes

Ernest Hemingway was killed on D-Day.

  • true
  • false

Stieg Larsson died before his famous "Millennium" trilogy ever made it to print.

  • true
  • false

Author Emily Bronte died at the age of 30 in 1848 and is best known for this work.

  • "Pride and Prejudice"
  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "The Great Gatsby"

What novel did Charles Dickens leave unfinished when he died in 1870 at the age of 58?

  • "A Tale of Two Cities"
  • "Great Expectations"
  • "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

A lifetime of literary rejection led John Kennedy Toole to commit suicide before this novel ever made it to print.

  • "A Confederacy of Dunces"
  • "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  • "A Clockwork Orange"