The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

March 3rd, 2015 by Cobwebs

  1. “Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire” is a parody of Gothic literature which appeared in the anthology Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales. Who wrote this surely-classic work?
    A) Terry Pratchett
    B) Caitlin R. Kiernan
    C) Jim Butcher
    D) Neil Gaiman
    E) John Scalzi
  2. What is Mina Harker’s maiden name?
  3. In Hocus Pocus, the Sanderson sisters can be warded off by a circle of what substance?
    A) Rosemary
    B) Ashes
    C) Salt
    D) Wolfsbane
    E) Gold dust
  4. The important Greek oracle at Delphi was dedicated to which god?
  5. The Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches) is an infamous treatise on prosecuting witches, written in 1486 by this Catholic clergyman.
    A) Heinrich Kramer
    B) Tomás de Torquemada
    C) Konrad von Marburg
    D) Bernardo Gui
    E) Adrian of Utrecht
  6. “Something went wrong” for whom in the Rocky Horror Picture Show song “Science Fiction/Double Feature?”
  7. In Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit sends his gardener Bill into his house to evict the now-giant Alice. What kind of animal is Bill?
    A) Fish
    B) Lizard
    C) Mouse
    D) Lobster
    E) Guinea pig
  8. Philip Pullman’s trilogy of fantasy novels His Dark Materials takes its title from what epic work by John Milton?
  9. In the sequel to The Little Mermaid (called, not particularly originally, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea), the villainess is the sister of the deceased Ursula. What is her name?
    A) Titania
    B) Wanda
    C) Oona
    D) Vidia
    E) Morgana
  10. The Witches of Eastwick pits “witches” played by Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer against the devilish Daryl Van Horne, portrayed by what actor?

(Answers below the fold)

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