A Halloween Quiz

October 13, 2017

 

 

Welcome to our Halloween Quiz. Come and test your knowledge on Literary Witches from Homer & Shakespeare to Roald Dahl & J.K Rowling. We all have a favourite witch, enchantress, nymph or wise woman. She may appear sparkly, delightful & good or downright terrifyingly evil or just really really cool!

A rich plethora of both dazzling & shadowy powerful female characters arise from the pages of our favourite mythologies, legends, folklore, fairy tales & modern literature. They can delight us or simply terrify us! Many help the protagonist set the world to rights, while others turn the world upside down. The world of story, legend & myth continue to boil, bubble, sizzle, quiver & pop with a infinitely satisfying literary feast of powerful female characters. 

Are you ready? Let's go!!  Answers at the bottom! 

1. How many witches appear in Macbeth?

a.2

b.9

c.3

 

2. What are they collectively known as?

a.The Weird Sisters

b.The Three Fates

c. The Blasted Heath Crones

3. Which witch DOESN'T try to enchant Odysseus?

a. Circe

b. Calypso

c. The Wicked Witch of the West.

4. Which witch is associated with Avalon?

a. Jadis

b. Morgana  Le Fey

c. Baba Yaga

 

5.  What is the White Witch's name in "The Chronicles of Narnia"?

a. Ursula

b. Jadis

c. Lucy

 

 

6. Who wrote the poem "La Belle Dame Sans Merci"?

a. Keats

b. Coleridge

c. Larkin

7.  Where did La belle Dame Sans Merci take the knight?

a. To her fairy bower

b. To her Elfin grot

c. To Avalon

8. How many witches appear in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"?

a.2

b.4

c. 5

 

 

9. Which witch does Dorothy accidentally kill when she lands in Oz?

a. The witch of the west

b. The witch of the east

c. The witch of the south

d. The witch of the north

10. In which country is "The Crucible" set?

a. America

b. England

c. Scotland 

11. Who is the first victim in "The Crucible"?

a. John Proctor

b. Abigal

c. Tituba

12. Which is the historical setting for " The Crucible"?

a. Salem witch trials

b. French  revolution

c. American Civil War

13. Who wrote "The crucible"?

a. T.S. Eliot

b. Arthur Miller

c. Tennessee Williams

14. What is "The Crucible" an allegory for?

a. Capitalism

b. Communism

c. McCarthyism

15. In the Harry Potter books, who is described as "the brightest witch of her age"?

a. Baba Yaga

b. Hermione Granger

c. Meg

 

16. In the Bible who visited the Witch of Endor?

a. King David

b. King Saul

c. The Philistines

17. Who is the Goddess of witches in Greek mythology?

a. Hecate

b. Athena

c. Artemis

18. Who flies in a mortar?

a. Meg & Mog

b. Baba Yaga

c. Snow White

19. Where does the Baba Yaga live?

a. In a house on chicken legs

b. In a house on bee legs

c. In a house on unicorn legs

20. Who wrote the Meg & Mog books?

a. A.A Milne

b. Helen Nicolls

c. Brothers Grimm

21. Who was told to  fetch a light from the Baba Yaga's hut?

a. Vasilisa

b. King Arthur

c. Sleeping Beauty 

22. In Welsh mythology who lives near Lake Bala?

a. Circe

b. Meg

c. Ceridwen

23. Ceridwen makes a magic potion in her cauldron to transform her son into a...?

a. Handsome boy

b. Wise boy

c. Brave boy

24. Which of Chaucer's characters tells the story of "The Loathly Lady" on the way to Canterbury?

a. The Miller

b. The Priest

c. The Wife of Bath

25. In the Arthurian legends, which knight marries the Loathly Lady?

a. Lancelot

b. Gwain

c. Galahad

26. In "The Wizard of Oz" who gives Dorothy a pair of silver shoes?

a. The Good Witch of the North

b. The Wizard of Oz

c. Toto 

 

 

 

27. In which of Shakespeare's plays is the witch Sycorax mentioned?

a. The Tempest

b. King Lear

c. Macbeth

 

28. Which witch helps Jason retrieve the golden fleece?

a. Circe

b. Medea

c. Calypso

29. In which fairy tale do we meet a witch, who lives in a house made out of gingerbread?

a. Snow White

b. Hansel & Gretel

c. Rapunzel

 

30. Which school does Hermione Granger attend?

a. Malory Towers

b. Hogwarts

c. St. Trinians

 

31. What is "The Weird Sisters" in the Harry Potter books ?

a. A beauty salon

b. A pudding shop

c. A wizards' rock band

 

32. How does the wicked witch in Snow White die?

a. She chokes on an apple

b. She melts

c. She chokes with rage

 

33. In which Roald Dahl book do we meet the Grand High Witch?

a. The Enormous Crocodile

b. The Witches

c. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

34. In "The Witches" what colour spit do witches have?

a. Blue

b. Green

c. They don't have spit

 

 

Answers

  1. c. There are 3 witches in Macbeth.

  2. a. The weird Sisters. Although in first folio they are The Weyward Sisters.

  3. c. The Wicked Witch of the West.

  4. b. Morgana or Morgan Le Fey from the Arthurian legends & myths.

  5. b. Jadis.

  6. a. Keats

  7. b. Elfin grot. Eeewww! Sounds pretty awful!

  8. b. There are 4 witches. 1 for each of the cardinal points. 2 good & 2 bad!

  9. b. The Wicked Witch of the East.

  10. a. America 

  11. c. Tituba

  12. a. The Salem Witch Trials

  13. b. Arthur Miller

  14. c. McCarthyism

  15. b. Hermione Granger

  16. b. King Saul was asking for some battle advise.

  17. a. Hecate

  18. b. Baba Yaga. 

  19. a. A house n the middle of the forest standing on chicken legs!

  20. b. Helen Nicolls

  21. a. Vasilia

  22. a. Ceridwen

  23. b. A wise boy.

  24. c. The Wife of Bath. 

  25. b. Gwain

  26. a. The good Witch of the North.

  27. a. The Tempest. She is Caliban's mother.

  28. b. Medea. Probably one of the scariest witches ever!  

  29. b. Hansel & Gretal

  30. b. Hogwarts

  31. c. A wizards' rock band. In the film the lead singer is played by Jarvis Cocker.

  32. c. She chokes on her own rage.

  33. b. "The Witches"

  34. a. They have blue spit.

SCORES

28 - 32 WOW!!! You are a glittery gold cauldron.

20 - 27 Fabulous!!! You are a sparkly silver cauldron.

Under 20...Have another go with a friend!!!

Keep going until you & your friends are all glittery gold cauldrons!

Thanks for reading!

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Have a fabulous week!

Brigid

 

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