Famous Writer Quiz: Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Famous Writer Quiz: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1879, in Chicago, Illinois, the US and died March 19, 1950, Encino, California. He was an American novelist whose Tarzan stories created a folk hero known around the world. He was commonly regarded as one of the greatest writers during those periods. What do you know about Edgar Rice Burrough? Take our quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was his 1st book? 
    • A. 

      Tarzan of the apes 

    • B. 

      Barsoom 

    • C. 

      Amtor 

    • D. 

      Under the moon of Mar

  • 2. 
    Which was his fictional name for Venus? 
    • A. 

      Barsoom

    • B. 

      Deleen

    • C. 

      Amtor 

    • D. 

      Rasper

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is Burroughs’s fictional name for Mars? 
    • A. 

      Barsoom

    • B. 

      Amtor 

    • C. 

      Deleen

    • D. 

      Rasper

  • 4. 
    What year was it said to be the likely year Burroughs purchased a large ranch north of Los Angeles? 
    • A. 

      1934

    • B. 

      1922

    • C. 

      1915

    • D. 

      1921

  • 5. 
    What was that ranch called?
    • A. 

      Burroughs’ ranch 

    • B. 

      Tarzan

    • C. 

      Rader

    • D. 

      Amtor

  • 6. 
    What year did Burrough set up his own company, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc?
    • A. 

      1934

    • B. 

      1922

    • C. 

      1912

    • D. 

      1923

  • 7. 
    When was ‘Tarzan of the apes’ published from? 
    • A. 

      1934

    • B. 

      1922

    • C. 

      1912

    • D. 

      1923

  • 8. 
    Who serialized his first book? 
    • A. 

      Daniel Reed 

    • B. 

      Frank Munsey

    • C. 

      Angel Bright

    • D. 

      Rachael Gift

  • 9. 
    Which magazine was many of his stories published in? 
    • A. 

      The Argosy magazine

    • B. 

      The daily news

    • C. 

      The Guardian

    • D. 

      Western magazine 

  • 10. 
    Which month did he die? 
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      February

    • C. 

      April

    • D. 

      March