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O. Henry Facts
Test Date: March 5th, 2009. Study, study study!! ;D
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03/04/2009

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What was O. Henry`s pen name?
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William Sydney Porter
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Where was O. Henry born?
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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What happened when O. Henry was 3 years old?
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His mother died, and was then raised by his aunt Lina, who administered a small boarding school.
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What did O. Henry train to be when he was 15?
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A pharmacist
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What kind of reputation did O. Henry gain when he trained at his uncle`s drugstore?
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He gained a reputation of a prankster.
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By the age of ______, O. Henry was a licensed pharmacist.
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What disease had O. Henry`s mother and grandmother both died of?
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tubercolosis
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Why did O. Henry move to Texas?
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It was known for its dry, healty climate.
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Who did O. Henry marry first?
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Athos Estes, a local girl
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What did O. Henry`s first wife help him to do?
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She helped him get a job as a bank teller in Austen, Texas.
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What was the name of the newspaper O. Henry started?
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The Rolling Stone
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Why was O. Henry arrested?
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He was thought to have stolen funds.
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Where did O. Henry flee?
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Honduras
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From what disease did O. Henry`s first wife die from?
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tubercolosis
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When was O. Henry`s first story published?
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When he was awaiting trial.
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How many years did O. Henry serve in prison?
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5 years
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Why did O. Henry change his name to O. Henry?
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He wanted to leave behind he identity as a convict.
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Where did O. Henry live until his death?
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New York City
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What did O. Henry refuse to admit, even at his death?
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His birthname
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What are O. Henry`s stories famous for?
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their suprise endings