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Zane Grey

Born: January 31, 1872, Zanesville, Ohio
Died: October 23, 1939 (aged 67), Altadena, California

Zane Grey - Trivia powered by ABEZane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West.

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1. Grey chose the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship, where he studied dentistry and joined Sigma Nu fraternity; he graduated in 1896. What was the scholarship for?

  • Dentistry
  • Baseball
  • Football

2. During a summer break, while playing 'summer nines' in Delphos, Ohio, Grey was charged with, and quietly settled, a paternity suit involving a 'belle of Delphos', foreshadowing future womanizing behavior. His father paid the $133.40 cost and Grey resumed playing summer baseball in Delphos, and managed to conceal the episode when he returned to Penn.

  • Fact or Myth?

3. When canoeing in 1900, Grey met seventeen year-old Lina Roth, better known as "," whom he would marry five years later. What was she better known as?

  • Dolly
  • Angel
  • Mildred

4. In 1903, what was Grey's first novel?

  • Kiss the Crook
  • Betty Zane
  • Died in the West

5. In 1912, his all-time best-seller, and one of the most successful Western novels of all was rejected again by Hitchcock but Grey then took his manuscript to the vice president of Harper who accepted it. After that, Harper eagerly received all his manuscripts without reservation, as Zane Grey had become a household name. What is the book?

  • The Lone Ranger
  • Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Louie, Louie

6. With success suddenly his, Grey had the time and money to engage in his first and greatest passion - fishing. From 1918 until 1932 he was a regular contributor to a magazine, becoming one of the publication's first celebrity writers. What was the magazine.

  • Outdoor Life
  • Life
  • Country Living

7. He also had a cabin on the Mogollon Rim, whose wild forest in Central Arizona, high above the desert floor in to the south, nurtured and inspired him. He spent a few weeks a year at the cabin from 1923 to 1930. What was a novel from that area?

  • Moon Valley
  • You Got the Notation
  • Under the Tonto Rim

8. According to Frank Gruber in his Zane Grey: A Biography. Nearly fifty of his novels were converted into over one hundred Western movies, the most by any Western author.

  • Fact or Myth?

9. What was the cause of Zane Grey death at his home in Altadena, California?

  • Heart failure
  • Cancer
  • Auto Accident

10. Where is Zane Grey buried?

  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California
  • Cremated, ashes scattered at sea
  • Union Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

Zane Grey Answers

  1. Baseball
  2. Fact
  3. Dolly
  4. Betty Zane
  5. Riders of the Purple Sage
  6. Outdoor Life
  7. Under the Tonto Rim,
  8. Fact
  9. Heart failure
  10. Angels on your pillowUnion Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

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