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How well do you know the lives of authors? Take the quiz

Sure, you've read the books. But what do you remember about the real-life stories of their authors? Take our quiz and find out.

Question 1 of 15

1. This American author wasn't expected to live as a child. He worked on steam boats for many years and his pen name came from a term used to mean two fathoms (12 feet): a safe depth for steam boats.

William Dean Howells

Washington Irving

Mark Twain

Studs Terkel

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