Mark your calendars now for the Terribly Tricky Trivia contest.
This contest will consist of 13 quizzical questions, one from each book in the Series of Unfortunate Events. (Please label your answers with letters or numbers where noted.)
There will also be Bonus Questions that can be answered if you thoroughly know other Lemony Snicket items. Bonus Questions answered correctly may take the place of regular questions answered incorrectly.
The questions will be posted in this thread, one every few hours. Please do not post your answers here. At the end of contest, PM all your answers to Gigi (username: dgrune, subject line: "667 Trivia") or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gigi will judge the entries for accuracy. All entrants with 100% correct answers will be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize. (A score of 13 or more is required.)
Obviously, you cannot be monitored for cheating. Most of you will need to look the answers up in your books. We cannot prevent you from sharing answers either. But do you really want to help someone else win and not you?
Identify each reptile from Uncle Monty’s collection from its description.
1. A slow creature with a top speed of one half inch per hour Hungarian Sloth Snake 2. A long green creature that produces delicious milk Alaskan Cow Lizard 3. A creature that can imitate human speech in a gravelly voice Dissonant Toad 4. A large creature that is one of the least dangerous, most friendly reptiles Incredibly Deadly Viper 5. A creature that gives off black dye Inky Newt 6. A creature with a grumpy disposition Irascible Python 7. A creature that should not be left near a typewriter Virginian Wolfsnake 8. A creature that should not be given too much water Green Gimlet Toad
Name any five of the rules of the Village of Fowl Devotees. Any of the following: #492- The Council of Elders will only discuss things that are on the platform. #920- No one may talk while on the platform unless they are a police officer. #19,833-No villains are allowed within city limits. #67-No citizen is allowed to build or use any mechanical devices. #108-The V.F.D. library cannot contain any books that break any of the other rules. #4,561-Citizens are not allowed to use their mouths for recreation. #961-The Council of Elders' hot fudge sundaes cannot have more than 15 pieces of nuts each. #2-Anyone who breaks a rule is burned at the stake. #19 The only pens acceptable within the city limits are ones made from the feathers of crows. #39- It is illegal to make anything out of crow feathers. #2,493-Any person who is going to be burned at the stake has the opportunity to make a speech right before the fire is lit. #201-No murdering. #141-All prisoners receive bread and water. #1,742-No one is allowed to escape from jail. #1-No harming crows.
Question #8 - The Hostile Hospital
Identify the ailment of each of these patients that the Volunteers Fighting Disease visited at Heimlich Hospital.
A. Bernard Rieux hacking cough or plague B. Cynthia Vane terrible toothache C. Jonah Mapple seasickness D. Charley Anderson accident injury E. Emma Bovary food poisoning
These questions will come from other ASOUE sources besides the 13 series books. There will be eight questions in all, posted throughout the day.
Name the quotes
A. 2004 Calendar of Unfortunate Events – April 14th you jump into a puddle, you would be wise to check its depth. B. 2005 Calendar of Unfortunate Events – August 7th The very warm days in late July and early August are often referred to as “the dog days”
A. Which of the series books was the most quoted in Horseradish? The Slippery Slope B. And which series book was not quoted at all? The Bad Beginning
The volunteers of VFD have not found a use for which item in the disguise kit? medium length beige coat
What are the three kinds of cards in The Perilous Parlor Game? Hermedy cards Clever cards Guardian cards
The series books have an Ex Libris page at the beginning. What kind of inscription is at the beginning of the directions of The Perilous Parlor Game? Ex Conlectionis
What are the six types of cards in The Catastrophic Card game? Baudelaire Orphan cards Baudelaire Confidant cards Count Olaf in Disguise cards Count Olaf’s Minion cards Special cards Victory cards
What is Shocking Secret #3? Lemony Snicket’s niece is an orphan.
Who played electric sitar on The Tragic Treasury? John Woo
Gigi has sent me the trivia scores. There were some really excellent results, and we've narrowed it down to five entries that fell in the top scoring range. These five names will be put into a hat and I will draw one. This will be the grand prize winner. He or she will choose between receiving a signed copy of The Grim Grotto or an unsigned first edition copy of The Bad Beginning.
Then Gigi will do a raffle of the remaining four names. The winner will be sent the remaining prize.