The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

January 7th, 2014 by Cobwebs

  1. This evil-natured race of wolves allied with Orcs, who often rode them into battle. Tolkien took their name from vargr, the Old Norse word for wolf.
  2. Dugongs and manatees belong to this order of mammals, named for their historical confusion with mermaids.
    A) Melusina
    B) Loreleia
    C) Undinia
    D) Sirenia
    E) Marinia
  3. Led to its cave by Tim the Enchanter, King Arthur uses what device to defeat the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog?
  4. This concept album by David Bowie was a glam-tinged vision of a post-apocalyptic world, featuring the character Halloween Jack (a “real cool cat” who lives in the decaying Hunger City).
    A) Space Oddity
    B) Aladdin Sane
    C) Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
    D) Station to Station
    E) Diamond Dogs
  5. Which U.S. president claimed to have once seen a U.F.O.? (Hint: He also once claimed to have been attacked by a swimming rabbit.)
  6. This Australian cryptid is reputed to be a hominid similar to a sasquatch or yeti.
    A) Bunyip
    B) Yowie
    C) Muldjewangk
    D) Yara-ma-yha-who
    E) Dirawong
  7. Katrina Van Tassel was wooed by this lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster.
  8. In the Left 4 Dead video games, the disease that turns people into zombies is commonly referred to simply as “The Infection.” What is its “real” (fictional) name?
    A) Green Flu
    B) Phazon Madness
    C) Bowden’s Malady
    D) Angel Toxicosis
    E) Yellow Death
  9. This gauzy, gooey substance is purported to be the physical manifestation of spirit energy.
  10. The cannibalistic Sawney Bean clan preyed on travelers along the lonesome roads of which country?
    A) Germany
    B) Ukraine
    C) Ireland
    D) India
    E) Scotland

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Wargs
  2. D) Sirenia
  3. The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch
  4. E) Diamond Dogs
  5. Jimmy Carter
  6. B) Yowie
  7. Ichabod Crane
  8. A) Green Flu
  9. Ectoplasm
  10. E) Scotland

Posted in Trivia | 5 Comments »

5 Responses

  1. Burning Prairie Says:

    7 out of 10! Best I’ve done so far!

  2. jeanne e. Says:

    6 of 10! i am very happy with that score. :)

  3. Kaitlin Michelle Says:

    I only knew 1. Lol

  4. xJane Says:

    1. Fuck. I read the first part and was all I am gonna know this!!! and then I saw it was LotR and I didn’t. But then I read the answer and was all, fuck! I could’ve guessed that :(

    /swearing. promise.

    Total: 3.

    I’m also very concerned about the state of mind that causes a sailor to look at a dugong and think “Mmmm, what a hot half-fish/half-human chick that is!” Apparently the sea really does make you crazy.

  5. Kathy White Says:

    Four out of ten. And I agree with xjane about the dugong. One would have to be very lonely indeed to work up a sweat about one of those creatures.

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