Daily Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers (10-8-2023)

Question 1: Which of these is a pen name used by horror author Stephen King?

  • Richard Bachman
  • Richard Stark
  • Howard Phillips

Correct Answer: Richard Bachman

Fact: King published the novel 'Rage' under the Bachman name and has used it several times since. A photo of 'Bachman' is actually a friend of King's agent. King has also written under the names John Swithen and Beryl Evans.

Question 2: The first novel King published was…

  • Salem’s Lot
  • The Shining
  • Carrie

Correct Answer: Carrie

Fact: King was working as a high school English teacher when he got a book deal for 'Carrie.' The publishing deal allowed him to quit his job and write full time.

Question 3: Which of these is the name of the fictional town in which many of King’s stories are set?

  • Derry
  • Castle Rock
  • Both are correct

Correct Answer: Both are correct

Fact: Over the decades, King has established such rich detail in his imaginary Maine towns that it would be easy to believe they really exist. A third location, Jerusalem's Lot, is also part of King's mythical Maine.

Question 4: How many movie adaptations of Stephen King stories have been nominated for Oscars?

  • 1
  • 3
  • 5

Correct Answer: 5

Fact: As of this writing, five King adaptations have received at least one Academy Award nomination: 'Carrie,' 'Stand By Me,' 'The Shawshank Redemption,' 'Misery,' and 'The Green Mile.'

Question 5: Which book does King claim he doesn’t remember writing?

  • Cujo
  • The Stand
  • The Running Man

Correct Answer: Cujo

Fact: King has openly discussed his past struggles with substance abuse and has worked addiction into his writing. He claims he was so far gone at one point that he remembers little, if anything, about creating the mad-dog novel 'Cujo.'

Question 6: Do you know which writer King credits for introducing him to literary horror?

  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Mary Shelley
  • H.P. Lovecraft

Correct Answer: H.P. Lovecraft

Fact: In interviews, King has said he was a big fan of horror/sci-fi writer Richard Matheson, but that it was a paperback collection of stories by H.P. Lovecraft that 'opened the way' to the world of horror literature for him.

Question 7: How is writer Joe Hill related to Stephen King?

  • His twin
  • His brother
  • His son

Correct Answer: His son

Fact: Joseph Hillström King writes novels, short stories, and comic books under the name Joe HIll. Like his famous father, Hill's works have been adapted for film and television, including 'Horns' and 'NOS4A2.'

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