The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

August 5th, 2014 by Cobwebs

  1. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories was written by this director of offbeat films.
  2. What is the name of Voldemort’s mother?
    A) Bathsheba
    B) Alecto
    C) Merope
    D) Hepzibah
    E) Andromeda
  3. This French aristocrat’s novels are often classified not as “Gothic” but as “Libertine” and include Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue; Juliette; The 120 Days of Sodom; and Philosophy in the Bedroom.
  4. The film Grindhouse was a “double feature” with one segment directed by Robert Rodriguez and the other by Quentin Tarantino. What was the title of Tarantino’s segment?
    A) Thanksgiving
    B) Death Proof
    C) Werewolf Women of the S.S.
    D) Machete
    E) Planet Terror
  5. Which movie has Beetlejuice seen 167 times (and it keeps getting funnier every time he sees it)?
  6. “Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine.” This is the opening line of which Stephen King novel?
    A) Needful Things
    B) Firestarter
    C) ‘Salem’s Lot
    D) Cujo
    E) It
  7. The “penny dreadful” The String of Pearls: A Romance introduced the world to this murderous denizen of Fleet Street.
  8. Michael Crichton’s novel Eaters of the Dead purports to be a translation of an old manuscript describing a 10th-century Muslim’s travels with a group of Vikings. It’s actually a re-telling of this classic story.
    A) Beowulf
    B) The Odyssey
    C) Sigmund
    D) The Mabinogion
    E) Orlando Furioso
  9. “It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.” What is the Lovecraftian creature described here?
  10. In Game of Thrones, what is Hodor’s real name?
    A) Hodor
    B) Hodor
    C) Hodor
    D) Hodor
    E) Walder

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Tim Burton
  2. C) Merope. J.K. Rowling named her after a nymph who scandalously married a mortal.
  3. The Marquis de Sade
  4. B) Death Proof
  5. The Exorcist
  6. D) Cujo
  7. Sweeney Todd
  8. A) Beowulf. The novel was also adapted into a movie, The 13th Warrior, starring Antonio Banderas.
  9. Shoggoth
  10. E) Walder (I thought it was funny.)

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5 Responses

  1. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Only you would follow Harry Potter with the Marquis de Sade. I approve.

  2. xJane Says:

    lol @#10.

    I got four (including #10) and my actual response to #9 was “oh who even knows, they’re all the same!”

    ::ahem::

    Also, must go watch 13th Warrior, now! and read Eaters of the Dead

  3. WitchArachne Says:

    7. It’s apparently a good week for me.

  4. Mim Says:

    Seven. Not bad!

  5. jeanne e. Says:

    7 here as well. :)

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