The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

December 28th, 2010 by Cobwebs

Folks seemed to enjoy the trivia posts I did on Saturdays in November, so I’m making them an occasional feature. As usual, there are no prizes, but if you can answer them all without googling you get bragging rights.

  1. Morticia Addams owned a man-eating plant that she fed raw hamburger on a daily basis. What was the plant’s name?
  2. This vampiric Greek demon was once a Libyan queen who had an affair with Zeus. After Hera killed her children, her grief led her to begin killing and devouring other children.
  3. In Jewish folklore, this is an anthropomorphic being created from inanimate matter (often mud) which is given life by supernatural means.
  4. What was the title of the very first werewolf movie?
  5. Rats and mice are rodents, a name derived from the Latin word rodere, which means what?
  6. What was the last film Bela Lugosi ever appeared in?
  7. Stephen King affectionately refers to the people who read his books by a respectful “pet name.” What is it?
  8. In Poe’s poem “The Raven,” the main character pondered (weak and weary) in what month of the year?
  9. What was the name of Jack Skellington’s ghostly pet dog?
  10. In The Exorcist, what is the name of the priest who saves Regan from her possession, but throws himself through the bedroom window and dies in a fall down the steps outside?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Cleopatra
  2. Lamia
  3. Golem
  4. The Werewolf of London
  5. To gnaw
  6. Plan 9 From Outer Space
  7. Constant Reader
  8. December
  9. Zero
  10. Father Damien Karras (Fun fact: The steps are located on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and are a popular tourist attraction.)

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2 Responses

  1. WitchArachne Says:

    Oooh I got 7. I think that’s my best score so far!

  2. Deathycat Says:

    Only 4. :p

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