The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

March 1st, 2016 by Cobwebs

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Xander perpetually seemed to get involved with women who were actually monsters of some type. In which episode did Xander fall for his first non-human?
    A) “Inca Mummy Girl”
    B) “Teacher’s Pet”
    C) “Witch”
    D) “The Zeppo”
    E) “Pangs”
  2. In Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel A Wrinkle in Time, the protagonists encounter the monstrous IT on this planet (which L’Engle named after a Mayan bat god).
  3. What is Ron Weasley’s middle name?
    A) Fabian
    B) Septimus
    C) Bilius
    D) Marvolo
    E) Hugo
  4. What well-known horror character is first described as “a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere?”
  5. Penny Dreadful‘s lycanthrope Ethan Chandler (played by Josh Hartnett) was recently revealed to have been using a false last name. His real one is:
    A) Lupine
    B) Romulus
    C) Lobo
    D) Fenrir
    E) Talbot
  6. In the SF series Firefly, the “monsters” are savage, violent, cannibalistic humans whose behavior has been altered by the chemical Pax. What are these creatures called?
  7. Medieval European miners believed in various underground spirits who inhabited mines and might help (by indicating rich veins of ore) or hinder (by causing cave-ins). Which one of these is NOT a type of mine spirit?
    A) Grindylow
    B) Bluecap
    C) Coblynau
    D) Bucca
    E) Kobold
  8. Stephen King’s son Joseph has followed in his father’s footsteps, penning several horror/dark fantasy novels. What is the pseudonym he uses?
  9. This powerful witch from Shakespeare’s The Tempest was the mother of Caliban.
  10. Edgar Allan Poe’s sonnet “To Science” was strongly influenced by this poem by John Keats about a serpentine demon who takes the form of a human woman to marry the youth Lycius.
    A) Hymn To Apollo
    B) Ode to Psyche
    C) Lamia
    D) Hyperion
    E) La Belle Dame sans Merci

(Answers below the fold)

  1. B) “Teacher’s Pet.” Miss French, a substitute teacher, is actually a giant she-mantis.
  2. Camazotz
  3. C) Bilius. Bilius Weasley was one of Ron’s uncles.
  4. Count Dracula
  5. E) Talbot. (His middle name is Lawrence, which is a shout-out to Universal’s classic The Wolf Man; Larry Talbot was the name of Lon Chaney Jr.’s character.)
  6. Reavers
  7. A) Grindylow
  8. Joe Hill
  9. Sycorax
  10. C) Lamia

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2 Responses

  1. Cat Says:

    How does a Reaver clean his boarding spike?

  2. WitchArachne Says:

    He runs it through the Wash!

    I actually got 8/10 this time. Yay me!
    It occurs to me that Sycorax sounds really Celtic. Interesting.

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