10 most difficult writers riddlesWriters quiz
Who is the author of the shortest horror story?
Edgar Allan Poe
He is known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" form stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. His short story called "Knock" has only two sentences: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door..."
Who has been referred to as the "Stephen King of children's literature"?
H. P. Lovecraft
R. L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine, sometimes known as Jovial Bob Stine and Eric Affabee, is an American novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor. He is the author of hundreds of children's horror fiction novels, including the books in the Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room series.
Who coined the term "Bermuda Triangle"?
The phrase "Bermuda Triangle" was first used by Vincent Gaddis in the cover article for the 1964 February issue of the magazine Argosy. His stories and statements on the Bermuda Triangle have been criticized for being inaccurate and misleading. He has also drawn strong criticism for ignoring possible natural explanations and inventing mysteries where none exist.
What was the real name of George Orwell?
Eric Arthur Blair
Herbert George Wells
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Eric Arthur Blair (1903 –1950 better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
Which writer is the most prolific writer of all times?
Lope de Vega
Corín Tellado (1927- 2009) was a prolific Spanish writer of romantic novels and photonovels that were best-sellers in several Spanish-language countries. She published more than 5,000 titles and sold more than 400 million books which have been translated into several languages. She was listed in the 1994 Guinness World Records as having sold the most books written in Spanish, and earlier in 1962 UNESCO declared her the most read Spanish writer after Miguel de Cervantes.
Which William Gibson's novel began the Sprawl trilogy?
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer was Gibson's debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy, which also includes the Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive. The book is considered to be the one that helped to solidify cyberpunk as a genre, drawing influence from punk subculture and early hacker culture.
Who wrote "The Art of Poetry"?
Ars Poetica is a poem written by Horace c. 19 BC, in which he advises poets on the art of writing poetry and drama. The Ars Poetica has "exercised a great influence in later ages on European literature, notably on French drama" and has inspired poets and authors since it was written.
Phillip K. Dick, author of SF novels that have been made into numerous films ("Blade Runner", "Minority Report", "Paycheck") denied the existence of a certain person. Who was that person?
Stanislaw Lem is a Polish SF writer, author of "Solaris". In 1974 Philip K. Dick (probably suffering from schizophrenia) sent the letter to the FBI stating that "Lem is probably a composite committee rather than an individual, since he writes in several styles and sometimes reads foreign, to him, languages (...) these people are Marxists (...) and a threat to our whole field of science fiction"
Which of these books is considered the first prose pornography in the history of literature ?
The 120 Days of Sodom - Marquis de Sade
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokova
Fanny Hill - John Cleland
Venus in Furs - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure;" Fanny Hill", is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland first published in London in 1748. Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London, it is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel". It is one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history.
Which of these novels (in part) was written in prison ?
Crime and punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
Count of Monte Christo - Alexander Dumas
1984 - George Orwell
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes Cervantes was jailed two or three times, and he claims in his prologue to Don Quixote that his great mock-romance was "begotten in a prison". Confined to a cell, the author's imagination wanders with his crack-brained knight over the dusty roads of Spain.