The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

May 7th, 2013 by Cobwebs

(No prizes, but if you can answer them all without googling you get bragging rights.)

  1. Who was the Demon Barber of Fleet Street?
  2. The Hound of the Baskervilles stalked Baskerville Hall, which was located where?
    A) Cornwall
    B) Devon
    C) Somerset
    D) Bristol
    E) Kent
  3. Whose ghost appears to Macbeth at his royal feast?
  4. DNA analysis suggests that the Black Death was caused by what bacterium?
    A) Moraxella catarrhalis
    B) Klebsiella pneumoniae
    C) Pseudomonas anguilliseptica
    D) Yersinia pestis
    E) Escherichia vulneris
  5. What breed of dog is Scooby Doo?
  6. One common theory about the Loch Ness Monster is that it’s a relict population of what prehistoric reptile?
    A) Ichthyosaur
    B) Mesosaur
    C) Plesiosaur
    D) Elasmosaur
    E) Mosasaur
  7. Mexican legend tells of a woman who drowned her children in order to be with her lover. Regretting her decision, her ghost now wanders forever, weeping and kidnapping children. Name her.
  8. R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series consists of 62 books. What was the title of the first one?
    A) Welcome to Dead House
    B) The Girl Who Cried Monster
    C) Stay Out of the Basement
    D) The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
    E) My Best Friend Is Invisible
  9. The 1938 radio adaptation of what science fiction novel frightened many listeners into believing that aliens were invading?
  10. Julian Cope was a member of what post-punk band before embarking on a solo career?
    A) Echo & the Bunnymen
    B) Icicle Works
    C) Sonic Youth
    D) Gene Loves Jezebel
    E) The Teardrop Explodes

(Answers below the fold)

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