The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

April 1st, 2014 by Cobwebs

  1. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Master originally planned to escape the Hellmouth through which ritual?
    A) The Ritual of Restoration
    B) The Harvest
    C) The Ascension
    D) The Rites of Gordobach
    E) The Sacrifice of Three
  2. Siouxsie and the Banshees’ hit “Dear Prudence” was a cover of a song originally written and performed by what band?
  3. Tartarus is the deep abyss below Hades where the particularly wicked receive punishment. This flaming river surrounds it.
    A) Acheron
    B) Cocytus
    C) Lethe
    D) Phlegethon
    E) Styx
  4. After Ash loses his hand in The Evil Dead II, what tool does he replace it with?
  5. The Kremlin is said to be haunted by the ghost of this tsar, whose appearance is a portent of disaster for Russian rulers.
    A) Peter the Great
    B) Nicholas II
    C) Catherine the Great
    D) Constantine I
    E) Ivan the Terrible
  6. Every Halloween, Linus van Pelt waits for what character to appear?
  7. In The Stand, where does Mother Abagail tell the survivors to establish a new society?
    A) Boulder, CO
    B) Seattle, WA
    C) Boston, MA
    D) Las Vegas, NV
    E) Lincoln, NE
  8. George Lucas’ directorial debut was a film depicting a dystopian future where the populace is controlled with android police officers and mandatory drug use. Lucas alludes to its title in many of his other movies. What was it?
  9. The “Book of the New Sun” series by Gene Wolfe relates the story of Severian, an apprentice in the Torturer’s Guild. The uniform of the guild is a cloak of this color, which inspires terror in common folk.
    A) Aquastor
    B) Fuligin
    C) Khetan
    D) Sardonyx
    E) Chrism
  10. Which story by Poe begins with the sentence, “True!–nervous–very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”

(Answers below the fold)

  1. B) The Harvest
  2. The Beatles
  3. D) Phlegethon
  4. A chainsaw
  5. E) Ivan the Terrible
  6. The Great Pumpkin
  7. A) Boulder, CO
  8. THX 1138 (The number shows up on a license plate in American Graffiti, a cell block number in Star Wars, the wing number on a plane in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and many other places in Lucas’ work.)
  9. B) Fuligin (“the color that is darker than black”)
  10. “The Tell-Tale Heart”

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3 Responses

  1. xJane Says:

    50% I still haven’t finished THX 1138 but I’ve tried. More amusing, I think, than seeing 1138 in interesting places (although I do like it when a director does things like that) is the fact that he named his sound company THX.

  2. hng23 Says:

    8/10. B/c I haven’t read The Stand, or the Gene Wolfe. Now I want to remake my entire wardrobe in fuligin, b/c black just isn’t black.enough. any more.

  3. jeanne e. Says:

    7/10…though i will admit 1 was a guess. :)

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