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Fact or Fiction: A quiz for debunking myths!Your Score: 0/13

1. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts. Fact Fiction
2. Poe was from Baltimore, Maryland. Fact Fiction
3. Poe was just a month shy of turning 3 when his mother passed away in Richmond. Fact Fiction
4. Poe was fostered by the Allan family but never formally adopted by them. Fact Fiction
5. Poe’s mother and father both died performing on stage in the tragic Richmond Theater fire of 1811. Fact Fiction
6. Edgar Allan Poe not only grew up in Richmond, Virginia, but he also got his first writing gig here at the Southern Literary Messenger. Fact Fiction
7. Poe studied abroad at Stoke Newington while he was living overseas with the Allan family. Fact Fiction
8. While attending UVA Poe received very good grades in all of his classes but, due to unpaid fees, was not allowed to return to the University. Fact Fiction
9. Poe was formally discharged from West Point for arriving at roll call in the nude. Fact Fiction
10. Poe’s mother, brother, and wife all died of tuberculosis at age 24. Fact Fiction
11. Edgar Allan Poe was the father of Detective Fiction, not Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes series. Fact Fiction
12. Edgar Allan Poe was not famous for his literary works until 20 years after his death in 1849. Fact Fiction
13. Edgar Allan Poe received a meager $15 for his most notorious poem, “The Raven,” at the time that it was first published. Fact Fiction

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