The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

January 5th, 2016 by Cobwebs

  1. The Barghest is a legendary monster from North England. Sometimes it is invisible and walks with the sound of rattling chains, but usually it takes the form of this animal.
  2. Goth anthem “(Every Day is) Halloween,” was performed by what influential band?
    A) Sisters of Mercy
    B) Ministry
    C) Alien Sex Fiend
    D) The Crüxshadows
    E) Bauhaus
  3. Which member of the Peanuts gang believes in the Great Pumpkin?
  4. All of the Munster family are monsters of one kind or another, except for this niece, who is “normal.”
    A) Tabitha
    B) Madeline
    C) Katie
    D) Charity
    E) Marilyn
  5. What monstrous creature did the Nautilus famously encounter in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea?
  6. According to Ovid, Medusa was cursed with the ultimate Bad Hair Day because she had sex with Poseidon in this goddess’ temple.
    A) Hera
    B) Aphrodite
    C) Demeter
    D) Athena
    E) Artemis
  7. In this post-apocalyptic novel by John Wyndham, most of the Earth’s inhabitants have been rendered blind by a meteor shower, leaving them easy prey for carnivorous, mobile plants.
  8. An American Werewolf in London opens with two backpackers on the Yorkshire Moors stopping for the night at a pub called what?
    A) The Slaughtered Lamb
    B) The Savage Beast
    C) The Headless Woman
    D) The George and Dragon
    E) The Olde Man and Scythe
  9. During the filming of Jaws, Steven Spielberg and his crew gave their oft-malfunctioning mechanical shark this affectionate nickname.
  10. Guillermo del Toro’s fantasmagorical Pan’s Labyrinth takes place a few years after which conflict?
    A) Spanish Civil War
    B) World War II
    C) American Civil War
    D) Thirty Years’ War
    E) Korean War

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Dog
  2. B) Ministry
  3. Linus
  4. E) Marilyn
  5. Giant squid. (In the original French, the submarine is attacked by a pack of pack of “poulpes,” which means “octopus,” so that’s an acceptable answer too.)
  6. D) Athena
  7. The Day of the Triffids
  8. A) The Slaughtered Lamb
  9. Bruce
  10. A) Spanish Civil War

Posted in Trivia | 4 Comments »

4 Responses

  1. WitchArachne Says:

    7! That’s not too bad for me lately!

  2. Devries Says:

    did not know the first two
    there is a good Robot Chicken short about Linus summing up the Great Pumkin,

  3. Dave Says:

    Got 7 correct. I said wolf for number one, didn’t know any of the bands in number two, and thought number six was Aphrodite. Still not bad, though.

  4. Mim Says:

    Seven. All hail the Great Pumpkin!

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