The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

November 3rd, 2015 by Cobwebs

  1. In Harry Potter, what is the name of the horrible aunt whom Harry accidentally blows up like a balloon?
    A) Dahlia
    B) Mabel
    C) Lobelia
    D) Marjorie
    E) Rose
  2. Bilbo Baggins found a troll-hoard which contained the swords Glamdring and Orcrist, plus a knife that he decided to call what?
  3. According to The Twilight Zone, “It’s a Good Life,” why?
    A) The sun has risen
    B) Otherwise Anthony might do something bad to you
    C) Because God says it is
    D) The apocalypse is over and Zachariah is still alive
    E) The AI in charge makes you think that it is
  4. In Stephen King’s Carrie, “Carrie” is actually a nickname. What is her full first name?
  5. This horrifying (in relative terms) creature is the world’s first known predator, an arthropod relative found in the Burgess Shale.
    A) Opabinia
    B) Hallucigenia
    C) Anomalocaris
    D) Wiwaxia
    E) Nectocaris
  6. In this 1984 horror-comedy starring Catherine Mary Stewart, a mysterious “red dust” from space has turned most people into zombies, leaving behind a small band of people who avoided exposure.
  7. It’s no secret that the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales are significantly darker than the Disneyfied versions more popular today. In the Grimm’s version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” what happens to the Evil Queen at the end?
    A) Her eyes are pecked out by birds.
    B) She is forced to dance in red-hot iron shoes.
    C) The dwarves drop her into the depths of their mine.
    D) She is thrown into a thicket of thorns and dies a slow death.
    E) She is put naked into a barrel of nails and dragged through the streets by a horse.
  8. The following novels all involve what famous murderer as a character?
    Anno Dracula (Kim Newman), A Night in the Lonesome October (Roger Zelazny), Savage (Richard Laymon), Pentecost Alley (Anne Perry), The Michaelmas Girls (John Brooks Barry), Nine Buck’s Row (T.E. Huff), Sagittarius (Ray Russell)
  9. In the novel Dracula, the Count used a pseudonym to do business (such as buying real estate) in London. What name did he use?
    A) Count Alucard
    B) Baron Latos
    C) Mathias Cronqvist
    D) General Targo
    E) Count De Ville
  10. Warren Zevon’s immaculately-coiffed werewolf was looking for a Chinese restaurant called what?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. D) Marjorie
  2. Sting
  3. B) Otherwise Anthony might do something bad to you. The episode was based on a chilling short story of the same name by Jerome Bixby, involving a mutant child with godlike powers. (You may remember it as the episode where the kid wished people “into the cornfield.”)
  4. Carietta. (Her last name was White.)
  5. C) Anomalocaris The abnormal shrimp was a relative giant, about the size of a beagle, and nommed trilobites indiscriminately.
  6. Night of the Comet
  7. B) She is forced to dance in red-hot iron shoes. She is invited to a royal wedding, not knowing that it is Snow White’s, and when she arrives she is forced to put on glowing-hot iron shoes and dance until she dies. (Incidentally, answers A, D, and E are incidents that happen in the Grimm’s versions of “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “The Goose Girl.” The Grimms were the George R.R. Martin of their day.)
  8. Jack the Ripper
  9. E) Count De Ville. Which is a pretty lame pseudonym, when you think about it.
  10. Lee Ho Fook’s

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4 Responses

  1. Pixel Pixie Says:

    I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect.

  2. WitchArachne Says:

    4. Which is a bit shite.
    The REALLY funny thing is, I was listening to Werewolves of London only last week and it occurred to me that the name of the Chinese restaurant was exactly the kind of thing you would ask in Trivia Tuesday post. In a not-unrelated fact: that was one of the four questions I actually got right :D

  3. Mim Says:

    3. Terrible!

  4. StoneMaven Says:

    Missed #s 4,7,&9…but only because several of the punishments in #7 sounded very “Grimm” and I couldn’t remember which tale they went with.

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