Write the Name RightThese brain teasers rely on your ability to recognize groups of common attributes. For each of these puzzles you'll need to figure out why the words or letters are grouped as they are. Sometimes you will be asked to pick the odd-one-out or to place a new word into the correct group.
Below are five names. There is a common thread among them. Can you guess the common thread? You get extra credit if, after figuring out the common thread for all five names, you figure out a specific fact about each individual's name. Good luck...
1. John Swithen
2. Edward Banks
3. Brian Coffey
4. Mary Westmacott
5. Eric Arthur Blair
HintThese people are all very well known individuals in certain circles. They are not "fictional."
AnswerThese five names are pseudonyms (pen names) of well-known authors.
The extra credit is if you guessed who the real-life author actually is.
John Swithen is Stephen King
Edward Banks is Ray Bradbury
Brian Coffey is Dean Koontz
Mary Westmacott is Agatha Christie
Eric Arthur Blair is George Orwell
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