The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

June 30th, 2015 by Cobwebs

  1. Thirty-six years after the publication of The Shining, Stephen King published a sequel which follows Danny Torrance as an adult. What is its title?
  2. In Egyptian mythology, god of the afterlife Anubis is the son of Set and this goddess, who helps usher people through the “death experience.”
    A) Taweret
    B) Hathor
    C) Isis
    D) Nephthys
    E) Bastet
  3. What is the name of the seaside resort town terrorized by the great white shark in Jaws?
  4. The (named) fairy servants of Oberon and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream are Peaseblossom, Mustardseed, Moth, and who?
    A) Cobweb
    B) Snug
    C) Flute
    D) Quince
    E) Starveling
  5. John Bellairs’ The House with a Clock in its Walls begins with a newly-orphaned boy moving to the town of New Zebedee, Michigan, to live with his mysterious uncle. What is the boy’s name?
  6. The films The Innocents (1961), Presence of Mind (1999), and In a Dark Place (2006) all tell the story of a governess to two orphaned children who comes to believe that they are being haunted by the house’s former servants. What novella are these films all based upon?
  7. This gothic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne follows the fortunes of the Pyncheon family in the gloomy New England mansion which gives the book its title.
  8. Restless, vengeful ghosts are a staple of legends worldwide. What was the name given to these malignant spirits in ancient Rome?
    A) Keres
    B) Lares
    C) Fides
    D) Vejovis
    E) Lemures
  9. What animal is the house mascot for Hufflepuff?
  10. Which of these is NOT a clan from Vampire: The Masquerade?
    A) Ravnos
    B) Gangrel
    C) Dhampir
    D) Ventrue
    E) Tzimisce

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Doctor Sleep
  2. D) Nephthys
  3. Amity (Amity Island in the movie version)
  4. A) Cobweb (the others are all names of the Mechanicals, the amateur acting troupe in the play)
  5. Lewis Barnavelt.
  6. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  7. The House of the Seven Gables
  8. E) Lemures. The primate group called lemurs take their name from these ghosts, due to their nocturnal nature.
  9. Badger
  10. C) Dhampir

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2 Responses

  1. WitchArachne Says:

    6. That’s a Pass! *punches air*
    I keep intending to read The Turn of the Screw but lately the only place I read is in the bath, and somehow my PG Wodehouse collection seems to have lasted at least 19 baths so far.

  2. Mim Says:

    6. Okay, I guess…

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