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Can You Guess Which Pen Name Belongs To Which Famous Author?

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    Rosamond Smith
    Caroline Matthews
    Liz Claiborne
    Christopher Oates
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Joyce Carol Oates wrote "Lives of the Twins" and seven other novels under the pen name Rosamond Smith.

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    Richard Bachman
    Margaret White
    King Stephen
    Roland Deschain
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Stephen King published seven novels, including "Rage" and "The Long Walk," under the pen name Richard Bachman. King explains on his website that he used the pseudonym because "there was a feeling in the publishing business that one book a year was all the public would accept."

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    Ariana Grande
    Robert Heinlein
    Paul French
    Carl Sagan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Isaac Asimov wrote the "Lucky Starr" series using the pen name Paul French.

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    Mary Potter
    Robert Galbraith
    Newland Archer
    Rita Ora
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    J.K. Rowling wrote "The Cuckoo's Calling" and "The Silkworm" under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

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    Michelle Cartwright
    Cher
    Ellie Sattler
    John Lange
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Michael Crichton wrote a number of novels in the '60s and '70s, including his debut novel "Odds On," under the pen name John Lange.

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    Ellis Bell
    Branwell Enfort
    Jessie J
    P. Randolph
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emily Brontë's singular novel "Wuthering Heights" was published under the pen name Ellis Bell.

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    Norbert
    J.D. Robb
    Jason Westmoreland
    E.M. James
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nora Roberts wrote the "In Death" series under the pen name J.D. Robb.

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    Pip
    Kip
    Zip
    Boz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Charles Dickens' "Sketches by Boz" was published in 1836.

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    Mary Westmacott
    Arthur Colbrooke
    Lady AGaGatha
    W.H. Blore
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Agatha Christie wrote six novels under the pen name Mary Westmacott. Her granddaughter writes on the author's official website that the pseudonym "freed [her grandmother] from the expectations of her mystery fans."

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    Ariel Rodgers
    Silvester Panmore
    Victoria Lucas
    W.F.P. Topney
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sylvia Plath wrote "The Bell Jar" under the pen name Victoria Lucas because, according to one of the writer's friends, Plath didn't want her mother to know she had written the novel.

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