Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Quiz about Villains

I don't seem to have anything to say new today so here is a quiz I wrote for The Illuminata back some years ago now. The answers are at bottom. Hope you enjoy.


They're big. They're bad. Mostly they're ugly. Who are they? They're the movie villains of our nightmares and they're here to...GET YOU!. Can you match the descriptive phrase or quote on the left with the evildoer on the right? Zero to five correct means you may be too innocent for your own good. Six to ten correct and you are exhibiting just the right amount of nastiness. More than ten correct? Be afraid. Be very afraid.

1. Spider hater ---------------------- Jason Voorhies
2. Danger, Will Robinson! ------------- The Joker
3. Dream blade ----------------------- Thulsa Doom
4. Deep Breather --------------------- Leatherface
5. Camp Nightmare -------------------- The Penguin
6. What a big eye you have ------------ Darth Vader
7. Holidays can be killers ------------ Roy Batty
8. Permanent smile ------------------- Randall Flagg
9. Snake magic ----------------------- Lex Luthor
10. Buzz Cut ------------------------- Freddy Krueger
11. Umbrella fella ------------------- Green Goblin
12. The Dark Man --------------------- Khan
13. Kryptonite lover ----------------- Michael Myers
14. I spit my last breath at thee! ---- Dr. Smith
15. Made man ------------------------- Sauron








Answers: 1. Green Goblin, 2. Dr. Smith, 3. Freddy Krueger, 4. Darth Vader, 5. Jason Voorhies, 6. Sauron, 7. Michael Myers, 8. The Joker, 9. Thulsa Doom, 10. Leatherface, 11. The Penguin, 12. Randall Flagg, 13. Lex Luthor, 14. Khan, 15. Roy Batty

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44 comments:

Sidney said...

Ah, Randall Flagg, a classic.

laughingwolf said...

um... i only got 9 of em :O lol

Ty Johnston said...

I got all 15 of them. Should I warn my wife?

And Flagg's probably my favorite from the list. The books Flagg, not the TV movie version. SPOILER: Though I felt King punked out in the end with Flagg. Such potential wasted.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sidney, the dark man indeed.

Laughingwolf, tha's purty good old son.

Ty, I'm guessing your wife already knows. :)

Ello said...

Oh man, I only got a few of them. But this was fun!

And you know I'm having trouble finding things to blog about these days too. Maybe I'm in a funk?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Totally out of my element here. I can only identify a couple.

ANNA-LYS said...

I did poorly on this one :-(
Do u use this when grading Your students?

Evan Lewis said...

5. I'm embarrassed.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ello, I'm definitely in a funk today.

Annalys, not this one. I'd like to teach a class in this kind of thing one day perhaps.

Evan, could just mean you have better things to do than watch TV/movies.

Heff said...

I got nine correct, but after reading the answers, I feel I SHOULD have gotten more.

That was fun, dude. You need to do stuff like this more often.

David J. West said...

Lucky 13, I mixed up Roy Batty and Leatherface (because I'm not terribly familiar with either)

Deka Black said...

Randall Flagg... i met him for the firsttime in Eyes of the Dragon. I thinked: "This guy is really EVIL". Why? because he does not have a cat, or a toad, or even a bat as familar, like most bad guys who also are wizards.

Nooo. He has a parrot with tw heads! brrr. Weird, ugly, twisted, monstruous...

I mean... how can not by evil? Bats, toads, cats.. are nice animals!

Anyway, One of the most evil villains ever created in my opinion.

ivan said...

Ello,

I reviewed my own book in a redneck blog.
Wow. It was like the Blues Brothers doin rock'n'roll in a country bar. Good thing there was a shield for the flung beerbottles and detrius.
Need some blog ideas? I'll bring one of those rednecks over, they'll drink everything in your house, wreck the furniture and violate you dog.
The worst part is that I had to be sort of nice to them. Got sixty comments on the review, though there were certainly lots of rotten tomatoes and flung Heintz and beer bottles.

Cloudia said...

I'm a sitting duck!







Warm Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral

Charles Gramlich said...

Heff, I've got a few more of these kinds of things that I'll run over the next couple of weeks. Glad you enjoyed.

David J. West,it had been so long since I wrote it that at first I couldn't remember myself who Roy Batty was.

Deka Black, yes, he was a neat villain. I met him first in the Stand and didn't care as much for him in Eyes of the Dragon, but he's pretty cool.

ivan, I loved that part of that movie, and especially when they started playing the theme from Rawhide.

Cloudia, at least your pretty much out of range!

Steve Malley said...

13. Lucky score, eh?

Deka Black said...

In The Stand is even worse... He has followers!

Mary Witzl said...

Oh God. I'm not too innocent for my own good, I'm too ignorant. I need to read more stuff featuring famous villains.

Deka Black said...

I suggest you begin with some Victorian era classic.

Jodi MacArthur said...

Can I pretend to know all of these? LOL. Maybe one? I have a hard time remembering quotes, esp bad guys quotes. Actually, I have a hard time remembering much of anything. (gulp) ;-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Steve Malley, a fine score indeed.

Deka Black, yes, I liked the sections where he recruited his followers. I've got some quizzes about old horror books that I'll run at some point.

Mary Witzl, I love me some villains.

Charles Gramlich said...

Jodi, only the "Shadow" knows.

Randy Johnson said...

I think I need to get to bed. I missed Sauron of all of them. Jeez...maybe senility is setting in.

Scott said...

Charles,

Fun quiz! I managed to get 'em all, somehow.

Gaston Studio said...

I only got a few of them too, but that was fun!

Charles Gramlich said...

Randy Johnson, I'm sure some sleep will clear up your "eyes."

Scott, I imagine you could write a quiz about horror movies that I'd score 0 on.

Gaston Studio, glad you enjoyed. Thanks.

sage said...

I didn't know too many of the villans (maybe I better not look in the mirror!)

Charles Gramlich said...

Sage, perhaps so. Villains don't know "other" villains perhaps?

BernardL said...

Very entertaining quiz. I went too fast and only got eleven. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernardl, speed kills!

Erik Donald France said...

Funny. Khan still brings a chuckle -- soft Corinthian leather gone wild . . . I'm somewhere in the middle here . . .

the walking man said...

Hell I didn't even recognize all the villains. Danger will Robinson though was always from the robot not Dr. Smith. The old lady has that show dvr'd. Flagg i knew but couldn't match so if you give half points I scored about a 4.

I sleep dreamless anyway so i have no fear of them coming to get me, they'd find themselves like I do crawling out of a black hole every morning when I do wake up.

Lana Gramlich said...

Good quiz, baby. I got quite a few, but had to think about it.

Charles Gramlich said...

Erik, I will never forget those commercials either. you've seen the "most interseting man in the world" ads? He's doing the same riff.

Mark, the phrase was just spose to evoke the movie where the villain appeared. Hell I'll give you half points for showing up. We all know you've got a bit of villain in you somewhere. :)

Lana thankee.

Carole said...

unfortunately I only got six. No good.

Travis Cody said...

I got 10 out of 15. Oddly enough, I got some of the horror ones. I guess Freddy Kreuger and Michael Myers are that well ensconced into the popular consciousness.

Charles Gramlich said...

Carol, nothing to be ashamed of!

Travis Cody, and they play those movies all the time.

Merisi said...

Who'd have thunk that there is a quiz where I would have a worse score than on technical exams? ;-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Merisi, hum, I guess there are folks who watch fewer movies than I do.

ArtSparker said...

Aw, poor Dr. Smith. He was just trying to cope...

ArtSparker said...

I have to disagree with Ty, no flies on Jamey Sheridan...

ArtSparker said...

Oh wait, he was the Lord of Flies, wan;t he?

Okay, I'll be quiet now...

jennifer said...

I did slightly better with this one. I want to introduce my daughter's to the character Randall Flagg around Halloween. The book is a little too much for them at this point (a shame) but the movie would be good enough for now.

I LOVED The Stand.

Charles Gramlich said...

Artsparker, yes, Dr. Smith was a tortured genius. An interesting character.

Jennifer, I thought the movie/mini series, whatever it was of the STand was really good. The book was a bit saggy in the middle, I thought.