Sunday, 15 November 2009

Quiz: Pseudonyms

The following are the real names of people better known by their pseudonyms (e.g. Vladimir Ulyanov = Lenin). What are the pseudonyms of these people? They include political figures, authors, singers and film stars.

1. Eric Blair
2. Josef Djugashvili
3. Issur Demsky
4. Jan Ludvig Hoch
5. Arthur Flegenheimer
6. Francois-Marie Arouet
7. Edson Arantes do Nascimento
8. Charles Dodgson
9. Lev Bronstein
10. Harry Webb
11. William Henry Pratt
12. Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
13. Marion Robert Morrison
14. Margaret Hookham
15. Josef Ratzinger
16. Domenikas Theotokopoulos
17. Garik Weinstein
18. Bernie Schwarz
19 & 20 (always go together) Robert Leroy Parker & Harry Longabaugh



  1. What a neat idea! Sadly, unless I lie and use Google, I don't know any of these. I think Nicholas Cage is a pseudonym?

  2. The answers are:- 1.George Orwell- 2.Stalin- 3.Kirk Douglas- 4.Robert Maxwell - 5.Dutch Schultz- 6.Voltaire- 7.Pele- 8.Lewis Carroll- 9.Trotsky- 10.Cliff Richard- 11.Boris Karloff- 12.Emperor Nero- 13.John Wayne- 14.Margot Fonteyn- 15.Pope Benedict- 16.El Greco- 17.Garry Kasparov- 18.Tony Curtis- 19 and 20.Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid!