Born: January 31, 1872, Zanesville, Ohio
Died: October 23, 1939 (aged 67), Altadena, California
Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure
novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old
What do you know about Zane Grey? Ride with this Quick Quiz.
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?
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.
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?
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
- 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.
9. What was the cause of Zane Grey death at his home in Altadena,
- Heart failure
- Auto Accident
10. Where is Zane Grey buried?
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles,
- Cremated, ashes scattered at sea
- Union Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania