The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

June 7th, 2016 by Cobwebs

  1. Siouxsie and the Banshees’ cover of “Dear Prudence” became a top five hit for the band. What band originally recorded the song?
  2. Today Transylvania is a part of Romania. However, when Dracula was published in 1897, the region belonged to which country?
    A) Turkey
    B) Poland
    C) Albania
    D) Hungary
    E) Serbia
  3. In Harry Potter, what was Tonks’ first name?
  4. Clive Barker’s dark fantasy novel Weaveworld involves the magical race The Seerkind attempting to avoid the attentions of a destructive force called what?
    A) It
    B) Shadowman
    C) The Scourge
    D) Bane
    E) The Darkness
  5. The Orcs in Lord of the Rings couldn’t withstand sunlight, but Sauron and Saruman bred a stronger race which could. What were these warriors called?
  6. Stephen King’s collection of short stories Night Shift included both a prequel and a sequel to his novel ‘Salem’s Lot. The prequel was “Jerusalem’s Lot.” What was the sequel titled?
    A) “One for the Road”
    B) “Nightflyers”
    C) “Graveyard Shift”
    D) “I Know What You Need”
    E) “Sometimes They Come Back”
  7. This DC Comics superhero is the ghost of Boston Brand, a former circus acrobat who was allowed to return from the dead to avenge his own murder.
  8. The religion of SanterĂ­a emerged in the Caribbean but has its roots in the mythology of which West African people?
    A) Hutu
    B) Yoruba
    C) Zulu
    D) Berber
    E) Amhara
  9. Frankenstein begins and ends with letters from an explorer named Captain Robert Walton describing his encounters with Victor Frankenstein and his monster. Where does he encounter them?
  10. Charles Dickens’ The Uncommercial Traveller includes “nurse’s stories” recounted to him by his nanny. One of them was a retelling of the legend of Bluebeard, featuring a villain called whom?
    A) Chips
    B) Old Grim
    C) Mr. Feeder
    D) Doctor Death
    E) Captain Murderer

(Answers below the fold)

  1. The Beatles
  2. D) Hungary
  3. Nymphadora. (But DON’T CALL HER NYMPHADORA.)
  4. C) The Scourge
  5. Uruk-hai
  6. A) “One for the Road”
  7. Deadman
  8. B) Yoruba
  9. The North Pole
  10. E) Captain Murderer

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  1. devries Says:

    Night Shift was a very good book, although I did not like the movie adaptations, such as Lawn mower man, the mangeler, sometimes…, and the others. There was a TV miniseries that came out in the late 60’s called “Frankenstein The True Story” made by the same people who later made Kolshack the Night Stalker, that is still one of the best adaptations of the Frankenstein stories I ever saw. I highly recomend it

  2. Witcharachne Says:

    Captain Murderer? Dickens seems to have somehow attended the J K Rowling school of subtlety.

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