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Untimely Demises of Poets & Rockstars Quiz

tragic early deaths of poetic successes 12 Questions.

 
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1

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC died in a 2002 car crash in which country?

  • America
  • Cuba
  • Honduras

2

Which poet's 1821 gravestone in Rome reads "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water"?

  • John Keats'
  • James Joyce's
  • P.B. Shelley's

3

Who died after consuming drugs and shooting himself at home in Seattle in April 1994?

  • Ian Curtis
  • Elvis Presley
  • Kurt Cobain

4

Which boy-poet and forger committed suicide by swallowing arsenic in 1770?

  • Robert Southey
  • Thomas Chatterton
  • George Meredith

5

What poet chose to fight in the Greek War of Independence but died before the action?

  • Byron
  • Wilfred Owen
  • Robert Burns

6

Which poet drowned in Italy and was cremated on a beach, his heart surviving the funeral pyre?

  • Shelley
  • Wordsworth
  • Edward Burne-Jones

7

Which musician, suffering from epilepsy and depression, committed suicide in May 1980?

  • Michael Hutchence
  • Ian Curtis
  • Dan Andriano

8

Which Bob Dylan-influenced musician and extravagant dresser died in London in 1970?

  • Jeff Beck
  • Eric Clapton
  • Jimi Hendrix

9

Which poet and wife of Ted Hughes gassed herself in her London flat in February 1963?

  • Alice Walker
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Audre Lorde

10

Which American rapper died after a gang shooting in Las Vegas in 1996?

  • Tupac Shakur
  • Biggie Small
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs

11

What is the name of the "club" to which many musicians who met early deaths belong?

  • The 27 Club
  • The Forever Young Club
  • Forever 21 Club

12

Which incestuous poet and classmate of Sylvia Plath's committed suicide in 1974?

  • W.D. Snodgrass
  • Robert Lowell
  • Anne Sexton

 

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