The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

December 4th, 2012 by Cobwebs

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

  1. “Red Water (Christmas Mourning)” is a song by what gothic metal band?
  2. The “caganer,” a guy with his pants down defecating on the ground, is a popular addition to Nativity scenes in what country?
    A) Serbia
    B) Spain
    C) Slovenia
    D) Germany
    E) Estonia
  3. What was the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s first employer?
  4. Who wrote “A Visit From Saint Nicholas” (aka “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”)?
    A) Gerard Manley Hopkins
    B) Charlotte Mew
    C) Clement Clarke Moore
    D) Coventry Patmore
    E) Stephen Crane
  5. In Nightmare Before Christmas, what are the three trick-or-treaters who kidnap Santa named?
  6. In Die Hard (which takes place at Christmas so it totally fits this category shut up) Hans Gruber’s right-hand-man Karl was played by Alexander Godunov. What was Godunov’s main career?
    A) NFL running back
    B) Ice skater
    C) Politician
    D) Newscaster
    E) Ballet dancer
  7. The animated special How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was narrated by this well-known horror actor (who also voiced the Grinch).
  8. The carol “In the Bleak Midwinter” is based on a poem by whom?
    A) Christina Rossetti
    B) Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    C) Algernon Charles Swinburne
    D) Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    E) Rudyard Kipling
  9. In Gremlins, Randall Peltzer discovers a small, furry creature in an antique store in Chinatown whilst searching for a Christmas present for his teenage son. What is this creature, which his son names Gizmo, called?
  10. The “modern” version of Santa Claus as a jolly, portly, bearded fellow was created by what cartoonist in 1863?
    A) Charles Keene
    B) James Gillray
    C) John Leech
    D) Thomas Nast
    E) John Tenniel

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Type O Negative
  2. B) Spain (it’s centered in Catalonia but has spilled out into surrounding areas)
  3. Fezziwig
  4. C) Clement Clarke Moore
  5. Lock, Shock, and Barrel
  6. E) Ballet dancer
  7. Boris Karloff. Bonus fact: The song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” was sung (uncredited) by Thurl Ravenscroft, who also voiced one of the ghosts in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion.
  8. A) Christina Rossetti
  9. Mogwai
  10. D) Thomas Nast

Posted in Trivia | 5 Comments »

5 Responses

  1. saw Says:

    all i know is #5
    shock , lock & barrel
    cutest kids ever

  2. jeanne e. Says:

    hehehe…last time i was on top of the world with a whopping 9 out of 10…this time, i got 1. :) love these trivia tuesdays!

  3. xJane Says:

    #2: what the WHAT?

  4. Jean-Robert LeMarchand Says:

    Thurl Ravenscroft was also the voice of Tony the Tiger…you know…They’rrrrrrrre Grrrreat!

  5. Maven Says:

    Missed 3

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