Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Quiz for Vampires


Oh, those pesky vampires. Blood suckers extraordinaire. The first vampires in literature were evil. But over time vampires took on more and more romantic and sympathetic elements until today they can even be leading men. Can you match the famous vampires from page and screen on the left with their creators on the right? Zero to five correct means you’re either covering for the vamps or you’re VQ is a little low. Six to ten correct is a good score. You’ve probably bitten a few necks yourself. Over ten correct makes me wonder if the phrase “blood bank” has more than the usual meaning for you.


1. Vampirella (1st issue):::::::::::::::::::::Laurell K. Hamilton
2. Carmilla::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Anne Rice
3. Saint-Germain::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Whitley Strieber
4. Molochai, Twig, & Zillah:::::::::::::::::::Suzy McKee Charnas
5. Prince Vulkan::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Robert R. McCammon
6. Edward Weyland:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::T. Prest OR M. Rymer
7. David Lyle Hardwick::::::::::::::::::::::::Stephen King
8. Jean-Claude::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::P. N. Elrod
9. Jonathan Barrett:::::::::::::::::::::::::::Nancy Kilpatrick
10. Dracula::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::J. Sheridan Le Fanu
11. Joshua York::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Forrest Ackerman
12. Miriam Blaylock :::::::::::::::::::::::::::Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
13. Varney:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Poppy Z. Brite
14. Barlow:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::George R. R. Martin
15. Lestat:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Bram Stoker


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Answers: (Last name only) 1. Ackerman, 2. Le Fanu, 3. Yarbro, 4. Brite, 5. McCammon, 6. Charnas, 7. Kilpatrick, 8. Hamilton, 9. Elrod, 10. Stoker, 11. Martin, 12. Streiber 13. Prest or Rymer, 14. King, 15. Rice.

26 comments:

Lana Gramlich said...

With the answers at the bottom I can get 'em all right! ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana, you're only supposed to look after you've tried to answer them first, my dear.

Travis said...

Well, I've only read three of the authors so I got those three correct. I guessed at two more.

writtenwyrdd said...

I've read most of these books, but I don't recall most of the authors+vamp character. Probably because I didn't like many of them. I had to go look at the Carmilla book to get the author, I gave away the P.N. Elrod books (had them all) and of course I knew LKH's, Rice's and Stoker's guys.

So I get 4. I hadn't realised Poppy had written anything; I knew of her as a San Francisco pagan into the alternative lifestyle scene. Not surprized to find she is an author of vampire erotica, though!

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis, some of these are pretty esoteric for sure.

Writtenwyrdd, Poppy's first published novel was Lost Souls, which was a vampire novel. She hasn't written a vampire book since, although I think she might have done a few short stories in the "vein."

Sphinx Ink said...

I got six correct--five because I'd read the books (Stoker, Rice, King, Hamilton, Yarbro), the sixth a lucky guess (Brite). Your list makes me want to read the others' works, too.

This was cool. I love quizzes--when I know at least some of the answers!

SzélsőFa said...

I got one (1) right.
Yes, the Dracula one.

Now Charles it's your turn: Do I read/like stories about vampires?

Nevermind! I love quizzes!

Bernita said...

Two, only: Rice and Bram.
Must be all that V8 juice I drink that makes my VQ so low...

Anndi said...

They have a mysterious hold on our imagination don't they?

Julie said...

I spend a lot of time hanging around in Whitby....

Charles Gramlich said...

Elora, that's the best yet. Well done.

Szelsofa, at least we don't have to worry about you ripping out our jugulars.

Bernita, vampire 8 juice? hum.

Anndi, yes, just when I think the craze will die down it reignites.

Julie, I have a feeling there might be at least a Dhampyr in your background.

Wayne said...

I got four of them. Damn!

Lana Gramlich said...

Charles; In that case I'm an idiot, & that takes all the fun out of it! *LOL*

Julie said...

I'm just off to feed my pet bat snippet on Journey....

Leigh Russell said...

Not covering... definitely low VQ! But I won't reveal my score, not until I've cheated anyway.

Lisa said...

My VQ is low -- 3 (Stoker, King and Rice of course). I don't know when vampires became so sexy, but it's cascaded down to YA paranormal too. Apparently vampires are the new horses in girls' literature.:)

Steve Malley said...

I got five: either covering or coffeeless.

Stupid green tea, how am I supposed to *think* with TEA? Now I'm branded a Renfrew because of an undercaffeinated beverage!

Church Lady said...

Ditto Lana!

I need to start reading some books outside my genre....

Charles Gramlich said...

Wayne, not bad in comparison to some.

Lana, I guess I'm gonna have to bite you on the neck tonight.

Julie, LoL.

Leigh, and here I figured the ladies would do much better than the gents.

Lisa, LOL. That makes me think of the phone commerical where the teenage girl gets a pony instead of a phone and she tells her friends that he bites.

Steve Malley, my God man. I didn't realize you were working with a handicap like that. We'll just double your score.

Church lady, I must confess that when I made up this quiz I had to look a few of them up myself. Does that make me bad?

Ello said...

I only knew 2. I have low VQ too like Bernita.

SzélsőFa said...

heehe, Charles, how d'you know my take on werewolves, hm?

Charles Gramlich said...

Ello, well then you're in good company.

Szelsofa, good point. ;)

Michelle's Spell said...

I did okay on this one, but most of my vampire ways go into how I dress instead of what I read! I'll have to check out a few on this list for my holiday reading.

Charles Gramlich said...

Michelle, but I saw the picture of you reflected in the mirror so I know you aren't a full vampire. At least not yet.

cs harris said...

Um, two--Stoker and Rice. In one sense I understand the romantic attraction of vampires as the ultimate bad boys, but I wonder if readers really think this through--I mean, these guys are COLD!

Kate S said...

Dangit. Only three.

Oh, the shame, the shame...