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Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes game quiz
"Ray Bradbury is probably best known for "Fahrenheit 451" and science fiction such as "The Martian Chronicles". But come take a look at his iconic fantasy/horror novel - if you dare."

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1. In Ray Bradbury's novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes", just what is the "something wicked"?
    Carnival
    Crime ring
    Earthquake
    Zombies


2. The main protagonists in "Something Wicked This Way Comes" are Will Halloway, his father Charles, and Will's friend Jim. What is Jim's last name? (Hint: it is also another word for the family of plants containing tomatoes and belladonna.)
    Nightshade
    Purslane
    Hemlock
    Valerian


3. Miss Foley is the junior high school teacher in "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and is fixated on being/looking younger. She is begged by one of the boys not to go into what place?
    Haunted Library
    Mirror Maze
    Graveyard
    Zoo


4. The main antagonist in "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is, appropriately, Mr. Dark. But do you know his nickname? (Hint: the name was used by Ray Bradbury in a set of short stories, some of which were incorporated into a 1969 movie starring Rod Steiger.)
    The Pawnbroker
    Inkheart
    The Illustrated Man
    The January Man


5. In the novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes", there is an object that can affect how old a person can become. What is it?
    DeLorean DMC-12
    Phone Booth
    Time Sled
    Carousel/Merry-go-Round


6. The Dust Witch is an integral character in "Something Wicked This Way Comes", as she is Mr. Dark's "right hand gal". Not your typical witch, by what method does she travel? (Hint: think Jules Verne.)
    broom
    hot air balloon
    clicking her heels three times
    four-poster bed


7. Prior to the "something wicked" actually coming to Green Town, what do the two boys smell in the air that is NOT usually directly associated with the fall season?
    Licorice and cotton candy
    Bonfires
    Rotting leaves
    Pumpkin pies


8. One of the creepiest things in the novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is the music - specifically, "Funeral March", which was written by what Polish pianist/composer?
    Franz Liszt
    Frederic Chopin
    Edvard Grieg
    Charles Gounod


9. "Something Wicked This Way Comes" can be generalised as a good-versus-evil type of novel. In this book, what is the best defense against evil? (Hint: it's not anything traditionally associated with horror.)
    Laughter
    Transcendental meditation
    Garlic
    Charmed Talisman


10. The title of Ray Bradbury's book "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is a direct quote from what other well-known author?
    Mark Twain
    William Shakespeare
    Dante Alighieri
    Stephen King


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Compiled Oct 22 13