The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

November 5th, 2013 by Cobwebs

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

  1. Many of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories have been adapted to film. This actor has played in more of them than any other.
    A) Peter Cushing
    B) Boris Karloff
    C) Vincent Price
    D) Johnny Depp
    E) Christopher Lee
  2. The ghost of this English monarch, who ruled during the American Revolutionary War, is said to haunt Windsor Castle.
  3. The word “cannibal” derives from the name of the Carib people. What region of the world are they from? (Hint: They also gave their name to a body of water.)
    A) Azores
    B) Maldives
    C) Antipodes
    D) Seychelles
    E) West Indies
  4. The Addams Family as originally drawn by Charles Addams had no names, which he remedied when the characters were adapted for the 1964 TV series. He chose Wednesday from the nursery rhyme “Monday’s Child,” because “Wednesday’s child is full of woe.” What is her middle name?
  5. In the Wizard of Oz movie the Wicked Witch of the West appears to be largely without portfolio, but in the books she is the cruel ruler of which area of Oz?
    A) Winkie Country
    B) Kingdom of Ix
    C) Land of Ev
    D) Rinkitink
    E) Merryland
  6. The first name of Harry Potter’s professor of Herbology was Pomona, after the Roman goddess of fruitful abundance. What was her plant-related last name?
  7. In Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, what carnival attraction has the power to increase or decrease a person’s age?
    A) Hall of Mirrors
    B) Ferris Wheel
    C) Carousel
    D) Tunnel of Love
    E) Roller Coaster
  8. This actress, the daughter of Psycho actress Janet Leigh, had her film debut in the movie Halloween and garnered the title “ultimate scream queen.”
  9. The Donner Party was a pioneer wagon train who became infamous for resorting to cannibalism after they were caught in the mountains over the winter. What mountain range was their downfall?
    A) Sangre de Cristo
    B) Rockies
    C) Appalachian
    D) Sierra Nevada
    E) Cascades
  10. Area 51 is officially named this, after a nearby water feature.

(Answers below the fold)

  1. C) Vincent Price
  2. George III
  3. E) West Indies
  4. Friday (“Friday’s child is loving and giving,” but whatever.)
  5. A) Winkie Country
  6. Sprout
  7. C) Carousel
  8. Jamie Lee Curtis
  9. D) Sierra Nevada
  10. Groom Lake

(Hat tip to Pixel Pixie for question #4)

Posted in Trivia | 5 Comments »

5 Responses

  1. Pixel Pixie Says:

    You’re welcome, my fellow spooky trivia buff.

  2. StoneMaven Says:

    Missed 2. #s 4&9. Dang!

  3. WitchArachne Says:

    5 isn’t too bad, I guess.
    I managed to impress myself when I knew which King of England was in during the revolutionary war. It’s not something we ever learned about in school.

    I have to admit, i am not a Ray Bradbury fan. In saying that, i’ve only ever read Fahrenheit 451 and hated it. I’m thinking I should check out his other stuff. Everyone seems to go gaga for him and I’m wondering if I just didn’t like that one book.

  4. xJane Says:

    I just learned about the Carib people today—apparently, they gave us the word “hurricane”!

    That her name is “Wednesday Friday” explains an awful lot.

    Also, WitchArachne, Bradbury is incredible. Try the Veldt, available online, as a taste of what Something Wicked has the potential to be. Then read the Martian Chronicles, the Halloween Tree, the Illustrated Man

    Fahrenheit 451 was a bit of an outlier, IMO.

  5. Sisifo Says:

    Yay! Homework. [:

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