Part I

1. One of nine children, Rex Stout was born in Indiana but grew up in Kansas.

2. He first came to national attention for having invented a (school) banking system for use by children.

3. During World War II, Stout served as chairman of the War Writers Board

4. He was also later head of the Authors' Guild and the Mystery Writers of America.

5. He testified more than once before Congress on Copyright issues, but is said to have ignored a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee.

6. Most of the Nero Wolfe short stories were originally published in magazine form, most often in The American Magazine.

7. Stout outraged the Baker Street Irregulars by contending that Watson was a woman.

8. He is the subject of Rex Stout: A Biography by John McAleer.

9. His papers are archived at the manuscript library of Boston College.

10. Stout once said that his own favorite mystery writer was R. Austin Freeman , best-known as author of the stories about Dr. Thorndyke.

Part II
Match these Wolfe stories to the settings where at least part of the story takes place:

1. Too Many Cooks I. Kanawha Spa, West Virginia
2. The Black Mountain
H. Italy and Montenegro
3. Death of a Dude
A. Montana
4. "Too Many Detectives"
C. Albany, New York
5. "Fourth of July Picnic"
D. Long Island, New York
6. Murder by the Book
F. Los Angeles, California
7. "Not Quite Dead Enough"
B. Washington, D.C.
8. Fer-de-Lance
E. White Plains, New York
9. The Final Deduction
J. Katonah, New York
10. In the Best Families G. Texas and Norway

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