Quiz: Rags to riches: The J.K. Rowling quiz
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Rags to riches: The J.K. Rowling quiz
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

The rise of "Harry Potter" in pop culture is nothing short of astounding, and when you consider that this global phenomenon came from a struggling single mom -- who had never written a book before her big break -- the achievement seems downright miraculous. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the life and work of J.K. Rowling!

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How many publishers turned Rowling down before one finally offered to pay for her first "Potter" novel?
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6
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In what year did Rowling's first book hit store shelves?
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True or false: Rowling relied on public assistance to survive while she penned her first book.
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What does the "J" in J.K. Rowling stand for?
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True or false: Rowling was never interested in writing until she was an adult.
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Where did she start writing her first Harry Potter story?
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True or false: Rowling is the first billionaire author in history.
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What was Rowling's primary reason for using a pen name for her post-Potter novels?
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How long did it take for news to break that Robert Galbraith was really Rowling?
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True or false: Rowling graduated from Oxford.
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True or false: Rowling and Harry Potter share a birthday.
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What is the name of Rowling's Potter-themed website?
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What did Rowling name her first adult novel?
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True or false: J.K. Rowling wrote "The Cursed Child."
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Who is the hero of Rowling's series of mystery novels, written under the name Robert Galbraith?
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Which of these Cormoran Strike novels came first?
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Why did Bloomsbury take a chance on Rowling's first "Potter" novel?
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What sport has Rowling said inspired quidditch?
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When is "The Cursed Child" set, compared to the events in the original seven "Harry Potter" books?
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True or false: Rowling wrote the screenplay for all the Harry Potter books.
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How many movies were made from the original seven "Harry Potter" books?
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8
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How many copies of the "Harry Potter" books were sold in the 20 years since the first book was released?
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How much did Rowling get when she sold the film rights for the first four books?
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How many kids does Rowling have?
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5
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True or false: Rowling gave so much to charity that she got knocked off the "Forbes" list of billionaires.
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How much did Rowling earn for licensing her books to theme parks?
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True or false: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is a prequel to Rowling's "Harry Potter" books.
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True or false: Rowling named a civil rights activist as her hero.
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Rowling made headlines in 2007 when she announced that which beloved character is gay?
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