The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

July 2nd, 2013 by Cobwebs

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

  1. In Stephen King’s Misery, Annie Wilkes has a pet named “Misery.” What kind of animal is it?
  2. Jaws author Peter Benchley has a cameo in the movie. Who does he play?
    A) Newspaper reporter
    B) Marine biologist
    C) TV newscaster
    D) Doctor
    E) Fisherman
  3. An orangutan is revealed to be the murderer in this story by Edgar Allan Poe, widely viewed as the first modern detective story.
  4. In Poltergeist, this pet dies early in the film. Its burial in the backyard foreshadows the discovery of other things buried there.
    A) Goldfish
    B) Cat
    C) Parakeet
    D) Dog
    E) Lizard
  5. The classic Hitchcock movie The Birds was loosely based on a short story of the same name by this goth-friendly author.
  6. This H.P. Lovecraft novella details an expedition to Antarctica and the discovery of Elder Things who use giant mutated penguins as livestock.
    A) The White Ship
    B) Beyond the Wall of Sleep
    C) The Nameless City
    D) At the Mountains of Madness
    E) The Other Gods
  7. Harold the dog and Chester the cat are convinced that their family’s new pet rabbit is a vampire in this cute children’s story.
  8. Sherlock Holmes uses this dog as a tracker in several stories.
    A) Toby
    B) Raffles
    C) Billy
    D) Gladstone
    E) Mary
  9. The monsters in the classic SF/horror film Them! are giant irradiated specimens of what insect?
  10. In Jurassic Park, gaps in dinosaur DNA are filled with DNA from what modern creature?
    A) Crocodile
    B) Bird
    C) Turtle
    D) Frog
    E) Iguana

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Pig
  2. C) TV newscaster
  3. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  4. C) Parakeet
  5. Daphne du Maurier
  6. D) At the Mountains of Madness
  7. Bunnicula
  8. A) Toby
  9. Ants
  10. D) Frog

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7 Responses

  1. StoneMaven Says:

    Missed 3. Misery, Poltergeist, and duMarier

  2. CrankyAmy Says:

    I volunteer at a book store that’s part of our local library system and a copy of Bunnicula came through. There was much squeeing by me and a couple of the other folks there. Good memories.

  3. Jean-Robert LeMarchand Says:

    Woo-Hoo! 80%!

  4. Jes Says:

    I missed parakeet and newscaster. :/

  5. WitchArachne Says:

    4. Not overly great. But I got the Bunnicula one, so yay me! I wish I still had my copy of that book.
    Every time I’m sorting rabbit bones I think of it, especially because of their Latin name, Oryctolagus cuniculus.

  6. xJane Says:

    Got 3. Also, I love the knowledge that I am not the only one who loved Bunnicula (although, for my money, the Celery Stalks at Midnight was the best-named book in the series). It began an insatiable with all things even vaguely related to vampires (including, unfortunately, Twilight although let me be clear that I ate it because it was vaguely related to vampires but I did not enjoy it.).

  7. Terri Says:

    I loved Bunnicula! I missed #’s 3 and 6, and haven’t seen Them! in forever. Maybe I should rent that again…

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