The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

November 4th, 2014 by Cobwebs

  1. H.P. Lovecraft’s fictional town of Arkham has a prestigious university named after this river, which runs alongside it.
  2. This mathematician and astronomer had strong occult leanings, devoting much of his life to the study of magic, divination, and alchemy. He was a trusted advisor to Elizabeth I and used astrology to choose her coronation date.
    A) Nicolas Flamel
    B) Gerardus Mercator
    C) Albertus Magnus
    D) Edward Kelley
    E) John Dee
  3. Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay “A Modest Proposal” suggests that the poor people in this country should ease their economic woes by raising their children as food for the rich.
  4. In the novel Dracula, the Count comes to England aboard this ship.
    A) Demeter
    B) Lucia
    C) Czarina Catherine
    D) Daedalus
    E) Persephone
  5. In 1835 Edgar Allan Poe married a 13-year-old relative. What was her name? (For an extra point, what was their relationship?)
  6. The “Heaven’s Gate” cult committed mass suicide in anticipation of being uplifted to a UFO they believed to be hiding behind this comet.
    A) Halley
    B) Shoemaker–Levy 9
    C) Hyakutake
    D) Kohoutek
    E) Hale-Bopp
  7. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, what is the name of the vampire who sired Angel?
  8. Which of these is NOT a suit in a modern Tarot deck?
    A) Wands
    B) Skulls
    C) Swords
    D) Cups
    E) Coins
  9. The “Ghostly Trio” are uncles to what cartoon ghost?
  10. Many cryptid researchers claim that this legendary water-dwelling monster from Congo River basin folklore is really a relict dinosaur.
    A) Menehune
    B) Bunyip
    C) Mokele-mbembe
    D) Ogopogo
    E) Wolpertinger

(Answers below the fold)

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