The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

September 4th, 2012 by Cobwebs

(No prizes, but if you can answer them all without googling you get bragging rights.)

  1. White Wolf released “Music from the Succubus Club,” a CD accompaniment to their Vampire: The Masquerade game, with each song (supposedly) representative of a particular clan. Which clan did Mission U.K.’s “Last Beat of Your Heart” represent?
    A) Ravnos
    B) Brujah
    C) Tzimisce
    D) Malkavian
    E) Toreador
  2. Laurell K. Hamilton’s “vampire hunter” is a necromancer who hunts down supernatural miscreants. What is her name?
  3. In the Stephen King story (and subsequent movie) Children of the Corn, what was the name of the boy prophet who spoke for “He Who Walks Behind the Rows?”
    A) Malachi
    B) Joshua
    C) Micah
    D) Isaac
    E) Job
  4. What was the title of Joy Division’s acclaimed 1979 debut album?
  5. In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Gray first discovers that his portrait is changing after he rejects the love of this woman:
    A) Victoria Wotton
    B) Lily Osbourne
    C) Alice Campbell
    D) Ila Lansbury
    E) Sybil Vane
  6. What singer is married to Neil Gaiman?
  7. The Bates Motel in Psycho is modeled after this Edward Hopper painting:
    A) The Lonely House
    B) House by the Railroad
    C) Captain Upton’s House
    D) House at Dusk
    E) Ryder’s House
  8. The Wiccan Sabbat that takes place on the autumnal equinox is called what?
  9. Bats all belong to this taxonomic order:
    A) Sirenia
    B) Chiroptera
    C) Coleoptera
    D) Dermoptera
    E) Araeoscelidia
  10. The well-known novelty song “Monster Mash” was sung by Bobby (Boris) Pickett. What was the name of his backup band?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. B) Brujah
  2. Anita Blake
  3. D) Isaac
  4. Unknown Pleasures
  5. E) Sybil Vane
  6. Amanda Palmer
  7. B) House by the Railroad. Here’s the painting; it’s easy to see the resemblance.
  8. Mabon
  9. B) Chiroptera (meaning “hand wing”)
  10. The Crypt-Kickers

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4 Responses

  1. WitchArachne Says:

    Wow. One. I should just hand in my membership card.

  2. xJane Says:

    Two! And…sadly, I got #8 wrong.

  3. Hushgirl Says:

    Only two :( I’m a big AFP fan so that one was tooo easy & I was thinking Samhain for #8 but that’s Celtic

  4. Ruadhán Says:

    I got a little more than half. Also, @Hushgirl, Samhain is specifically Irish and it’s got nothing to do with the equinox. Samhain is a seasonal harvest festival, traditionally in Ireland, and is October 31st; the equinox is September 21/22 (depending on the year).

    On the Welsh calendar, Nos Galan Gaeaf is roughly equivalent to Samhain of the Irish calendar (and the Cornish calendar would be similar to Welsh, but despite my grandfather being Cornish, I never really knew the language very well –there’s a common joke that it’s a slightly more phonetic Welsh), and in Manx, there’s a festival similar to Samhain called Hop-tu-Naa. The Old / Middle Irish for Autumn is fogamur, and I have no idea if there’s an Irish name for the Autumn Equinox festival, but in Welsh, it’s Alban Elfed.

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