Conversations With Spirits

By E O Higgins

The story of a dissipated genius in a borrowed hat and coat

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Classic Horror Literature Quiz

Can you guess all of the answers to my quiz? Be one of the first three people to enter correctly in the comments below and you could win a copy of Conversations with Spirits.

 

1. Which M. R. James story features a supernatural toy?  

A - The Haunted Dolls’ House 

2. In which city is Jonathan Harker’s solicitor’s office located in in Bram Stoker’s Dracula?

A - Exeter

3. What is the name of the eponymous bloodsucker in John Polidori’s 1819 novella The Vampyre?

A - Lord Ruthven

4. What is the single word uttered by the sinister bird in Edgar Allan Poe's 1845 poem The Raven?

A - ‘Nevermore’

5. W. W. Jacobs’ classic short story The Monkey’s Paw was originally released in which 1902 horror anthology?

A - The Lady of the Barge

6. Which 1794 Gothic novel is referenced by the governess in Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw?

A - The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

7. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, how does the monster discover that Frankenstein is his creator?

A - He reads it in the Doctor’s papers

Liked this? Why not try your luck at Adrian Teal or Stevyn Colgan's Hallowe'en quizzes too.

 

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Elizabeth Troake
 Elizabeth Troake says:

The Haunted Dolls House
Exeter
Lord Ruthven
Nevermore
The Lady of the Barge
Mysteries of Udolpho
Papers from Frankenstein's journal in his coat pocket

posted 31st October 2013

Elizabeth Troake
 Elizabeth Troake says:

Boom.

posted 31st October 2013

Paul Holbrook
 Paul Holbrook says:

Er ... What she said. Does this mean I came second?

posted 31st October 2013

Phil Gwilliam
 Phil Gwilliam says:

Lord Ruthven
Nevermore
The Lady of the Barge
Mysteries of Udolpho
Papers from Frankenstein's diary in his coat

posted 31st October 2013

Sarah Naismith
 Sarah Naismith says:

ditto ;

posted 31st October 2013

Tracy Miller
 Tracy Miller says:

The raven said, "Nevermore." You can't live in Baltimore and avoid knowing that.

posted 31st October 2013

E O Higgins
 E O Higgins says:

Hmm.

Some quite good answers here...

Well done, everyone. x

posted 31st October 2013

Lou Wakefield
 Lou Wakefield says:

The Haunted Doll's House
Exeter
Lord Ruthven
Nevermore
The Lady of the Barge
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
From Victor's papers

posted 31st October 2013

Lou Wakefield
 Lou Wakefield says:

Did we win?

posted 9th November 2013

Caitlin Harvey
 Caitlin Harvey says:

Congratulations Lou and Elizabeth! A copy of the book is on the way to you now.

Thanks for taking part.

posted 11th November 2013

E O Higgins
 E O Higgins says:

Yes, congratulations, Elizabeth and Lou!

You are both wise and fascinating!

I hope you enjoy the book.

xx

PS: The rest of you, your textbooks are marked 'must try harder'...

posted 12th November 2013

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