King of the Eighties

One of the most prolific of American novelists, Stephen King held a number-one spot on the New York Times Best Seller List for fiction every year of the 1980s, except 1988. (But with two in 1985 and three in 1987, he was hardly complaining.) How much do you know about this Prince of the Macabre?

1 of 10
Stephen King was born in:
Maine
Minnesota
Montana
New York
2 of 10
King was not drafted for military service. Which of the following was not cited as a reason?
Flat feet
Punctured eardrums
Diabetes
High blood pressure
3 of 10
Which of the following Stephen King novels was available in a limited aluminum-coated, asbestos-cloth edition?
Carrie
Firestarter
Cujo
Salem's Lot
4 of 10
Which of the following Stephen King novels was not published in the 1980s?
Different Seasons
The Talisman
The Dark Half
Rose Madder
5 of 10
King has appeared in TV commercials for:
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
Depends undergarments
American Express
Pepsi
6 of 10
King has worked at many different jobs throughout his life. Which of the following was not among his job experience?
Mortuary assistant
Janitor
English teacher
Laundry laborer
7 of 10
King writes every day of the year except for three. Which day is not one of his self-imposed holidays?
His birthday
Christmas
The Fourth of July
Thanksgiving
8 of 10
Stephen King wrote his first story at what age?
Seven
Fourteen
Eighteen
Twenty-three
9 of 10
While in high school, Stephen King authored a small, satiric newspaper that he called:
King's Crowning Glory
Horror Herald
The Village Vomit
The Scream Sheet
10 of 10
King has had cameo spots in movies made from his books. In what movie did he play a cemetery attendant?
Creepshow
Pet Sematary
The Stand
Sleepwalkers