A Quiz About Shel Silverstein

Let's test your knowledge of the popular poet/cartoonist/songwriter/screenwriter/author.

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Sheldon Silverstein was born in 1930 in which major city?

Baltimore
Chicago
New York
Toronto
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Silverstein won another Grammy for his recording of which poetry collection?

A Light in the Attic
Everything On It
Falling Up
Where the Sidewalk Ends
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In 1970, Silverstein won a Grammy for which song?

"A Boy Named Sue"
"One's on the Way"
"The Ballad of Lucy Jordan"
"The Unicorn"
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Silverstein was nominated for both an Oscar and a Gold Globe for which song?

"A Boy Named Sue"
"I'm Checkin' Out"
"The Ballad of Lucy Jordan"
"The Wild Colonial Boy"
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With his friend David Mamet, Silverstein co-wrote what screenplay?

The Untouchables
The Verdict
Things Change
Wag the Dog
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Which of Silverstein's books was a work in progress for almost 20 years and was finally published posthumously?

Falling Up
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
The Giving Tree
The Missing Piece
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Which of Silverstein's books was the first children's book to break onto the New York Times Bestseller List?

A Light in the Attic
The Giving Tree
Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies
Where the Sidewalk Ends
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Silverstein dedicated A Light in the Attic to his daughter, who passed away at the tender age of 11. What was her name?

Amanda
Ramona
Shoshanna
Susanna
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Who was Silverstein's editor at Harper & Row, who encouraged him to write children's poetry?

Charlotte Zolotow
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Toni Markiet
Ursula Nordstrom
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What was the only Silverstein book to be illustrated in full color?

The Giving Tree
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book
Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies
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In the '50s and '60s, Silverstein had a sketchbook-format travel journal feature in which publication?

Look
Pacific Stars and Stripes
Playboy
This Week
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Silverstein made his professional (non-student) cartoon debut in which periodical?

Look
Pacific Stars and Stripes
Playboy
Sports Illustrated
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What was Shel Silverstein's middle name?

Allan
Bartholomew
Maxwell
Sue
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Who directed a 2010 short film based on The Giving Tree, with a main character named Sheldon after Silverstein himself?

Martin Scorcese
Spike Jonze
Stanley Kubrick
Tim Burton