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Genre - Horror 1
Castle Dracula was in the Carpathian Mountains.

Genre - Horror 1

Towards the end of the 18th Century a new type of literature appeared - horror. What was different about these stories was that they told of supernatural beings or happenings instead of the more usual realism. The genre bloomed in the 19th Century and many of the horror stories written then, for example Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray are considered classics today.

This is the first in our series of three quizzes on horror books. Here you will find questions about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in The Rue Morgue. A much more contemporary author, considered by many to be a master of the genre, features in all three quizzes. His name – Stephen King. If you are playing these quizzes before bedtime then please don’t have nightmares!

1.
Which pseudonym did Stephen King use when writing the novels Thinner and The Running Man?
Richard Bachman
Richard Dorfman
Richard Fleischman
Richard Kaufman
King also wrote Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, The Regulators and Blaze under the Bachman pseudonym
2.
What is the alternative title of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein?
A Modern Polonius
A Modern Polyphemus
A Modern Prometheus
A Modern Pythagoras
The novel was published when Mary was just 20 years old
3.
In Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, the title character's castle is situated in which mountain range?
Cambrian Mountains
Carpathian Mountains
Caucasus Mountains
Cumbrian Mountains
The mountains cut through Transylvania in modern day Romania
4.
Which American writer is known for her Vampire Chronicles, beginning with Interview with the Vampire, published in 1976?
Anne Race
Anne Reece
Anne Rice
Anne Royce
The novels centre around the character Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman who became a vampire in the 18th Century
5.
The Edgar Allan Poe short story The Murders in the Rue Morgue is set in which city?
London
Marseilles
Montreal
Paris
Published in 1841, it's considered one of the first detective stories
6.
What is the name of the central character in Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel American Psycho?
Patrick Bateman
Patrick Blackman
Patrick Bowman
Patrick Bradman
Christian Bale played Bateman in the 2000 film adaptation
7.
What is the name of the ghost story published by Charles Dickens as part of his Mugby Junction collection in 1866?
The Bogie-Man
The Dust-Man
The Post-Man
The Signal-Man
The signal-man in the title is being haunted by a phantom. Each time the spectre appears a terrible accident on the train line follows
8.
What is the title of Britain's longest running horror magazine, launched by Allan Bryce?
The Dark Side
The Evil Side
The Other Side
The Wrong Side
It was first published in 1990
9.
What is the title of the 1983 novel by Stephen King about a killer car?
Caroline
Christine
Clarissa
Cruella
Christine is a 1958 Plymouth Fury with a mind of her own!
10.
What is the title of James Herbert's first novel, published in 1974?
The Bats
The Cats
The Dogs
The Rats
Giant rats overrun London

 

Author:  Tony Rennick

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