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Walter Mosley: Quiz


Question 1: Mosley has written more than 33 books in a variety of categories, including non-mystery fiction, afrofuturist ________ and non-fiction politics.
CyberpunkScience fictionScience fiction fandomAlternate history

Question 2: His first published book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was the basis of a 1995 movie starring ________.
Tom HanksJack NicholsonAcademy Award for Best Supporting ActorDenzel Washington

Question 3: 1996 - ________ for a Socrates Fortlow story.
The Best American Short StoriesO. Henry AwardThe Best American Short Stories 2004Short story

Question 4: Mosley was born in ________, the son of Ella (née Slatkin), a personnel clerk, and Leroy Mosley, a school librarian.
Long Beach, CaliforniaGlendale, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaLos Angeles

Question 5: 2005 - "Risktaker Award" from the ________ for both his creative and activist efforts.
Sundance Film FestivalSundance Institute2007 Sundance Film Festival2006 Sundance Film Festival

Question 6: Mosley is on the Board of Trustees for ________.
Goddard CollegeMiddlebury CollegeMarlboro CollegeGreen Mountain College

Question 7: Mosley's fame increased in 1992 when then-presidential candidate ________, a fan of murder mysteries, named Mosley as one of his favorite authors.
Ed RendellHoward DeanAl GoreBill Clinton

Question 8: [1][2] His father was ________ and his mother Jewish.
Great Migration (African American)African AmericanAfrican American cultureAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 9: Mosley was awarded an honorary doctorate from the ________.
City College of New YorkQueens College, City University of New YorkHunter CollegeBrooklyn College

Question 10: [3][4] He lives in ________.
ManhattanNew York metropolitan areaNew York CityBrooklyn


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