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Before he gained international infamy in the movies, Hannibal Lecter had been horrifying readers in the novels of Thomas Harris.
6 Thomas Harris quizzes and 75 Thomas Harris trivia questions.
  Francis Dolarhyde - The Red Dragon   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz concerns the character of Francis Dolarhyde in "Red Dragon" by Thomas Harris - the first book in the "Hannibal" series. Dolarhyde is dubbed "The Tooth Fairy" by investigators, later known as "The Red Dragon".
Average, 10 Qns, reeshy, Nov 22 09
reeshy gold member
339 plays
  "The Silence Of The Lambs": Book or Movie?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
In this quiz, an event will be described from either the 1988 novel by Thomas Harris, or the 1991 film directed by Jonathan Demme, or both, or neither. Your job is to figure out which event matches with which version. Good luck.
Difficult, 20 Qns, asutbone, Apr 01 16
3079 plays
  Who is Hannibal Lecter?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Questions about the book "Hannibal" by Thomas Harris.
Tough, 15 Qns, LadyCaitriona, Apr 18 11
LadyCaitriona gold member
1796 plays
  Hannibal Lecter Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz based on the character Hannibal Lecter, created by Thomas Harris in his three historical books (which have all been made into a movie with Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal). This quiz contains spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, REfan76, Jan 25 09
1858 plays
  Hannibal Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz shouldn't be too hard if you read the book by Thomas Harris. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, casper423, May 30 14
2570 plays
  From Florence to D.C.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How closely did you follow Hannibal? Based only on the novel "Hannibal" by Thomas Harris.
Difficult, 10 Qns, nina_byrne, May 30 05
448 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Clarice is asked about her worst childhood memory by Hannibal Lecter just before she gives him the phony Senator Martin offer.

From Quiz ""The Silence Of The Lambs": Book or Movie?"

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Thomas Harris Trivia Questions

1. What was the name of Dr. Frederick Chilton's fiancé?

From Quiz
From Florence to D.C.

Answer: Inell Corey

Inell Corey had worked at the Baltimore State Hospital. Starling went to question her about Dr. Lecter's records. "'You know Fred disappeared,' Inell stated. 'Yes, I heard that.' Ms Corey developed quick, bright tears. 'He was my fiancé. He was gone, and then the hospital closed, it was just like the roof had fell in on me.'"

2. In the beginning, Clarice Starling is called to Jack Crawford's office to discuss Buffalo Bill.

From Quiz "The Silence Of The Lambs": Book or Movie?

Answer: Neither

Clarice was called, in both versions, to go talk to Hannibal Lecter about filling out a questionnaire to help provide insight into the mind of a serial killer.

3. In the book "Red Dragon", how does Hannibal contact the Red Dragon?

From Quiz Hannibal Lecter Quiz

Answer: through an ad in the "National Tattler"

Hannibal received a note through a role of toilet paper. The note told Hannibal to leave a personal ad on the "National Tattler" that would give him Will Graham's home address in a code.

4. What is Hannibal's country of birth?

From Quiz Who is Hannibal Lecter?

Answer: Lithuania

"We knooowww Hannibal Lecter was born in Lithuania. His father was a count, title dating from the tenth century, his mother high-born Italian, a Visconti." - Dr. Doemling

5. In the book Hannibal, who kills Mason Verger?

From Quiz Hannibal Trivia

Answer: Margot

She shoves his eel down his throat!

6. After his abandonment, Francis was first taken to Springfield Foundling Home, and then, after a year and a half, onto Morgan Lee Memorial Orphanage. How old was Francis when he had his first and only visitor, his grandmother?

From Quiz Francis Dolarhyde - The Red Dragon

Answer: Five & 5

After Francis's father found out his son had survived, he contacted Marian's mother and told her about her daughter's secret son. Grandmother Dolarhyde made the decision to pick up Francis - she ignored calls of pain from someone upstairs, presumably a resident of the old folks' home that she runs in the house.

7. Hannibal Lecter, in his first meeting with Clarice Starling, mentions that he once ate the liver of a census taker with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

From Quiz "The Silence Of The Lambs": Book or Movie?

Answer: Movie only

Anthony Hopkins made fava beans and a nice Chianti a delicacy of psychotics when he delivered this famous line in the movie. However, the book says Lecter ate his liver with some fava beans and a big Amarone.

8. In "Red Dragon", they say that they drugged Hannibal to find the location where he buried one of his victim's, what did he give them instead?

From Quiz Hannibal Lecter Quiz

Answer: a recipe for dip

When they are still puzzling about the message in the "National Tattler ad", they consider drugging him to get the information. Crawford says that they tried sodium amytal on him before for the information, and he gave them the recipe for a dip.

9. What is Hannibal's dead sister's name?

From Quiz Hannibal Trivia

Answer: Mischa

She is at the root of his cannibalistic tendencies.

10. What was the name of the man Mason hired to film Dr. Lecter while he was being consumed by the pigs?

From Quiz From Florence to D.C.

Answer: Oreste Pini

"The filmaker, Oreste Pini, and Mason's Sardinian foreman, a professional kidnaper named Carlo, disliked each other from the beginning." (Chapter 31) A. Benning was the DNA lab technician that tested the arrows Starling brought in, to see if it was Lecter who had killed Donnie Barber.

11. Clarice follows the Hester Mofet lead that Lecter gives her to Your Self Storage in Baltimore.

From Quiz "The Silence Of The Lambs": Book or Movie?

Answer: Movie only

In the book, the lead Lecter gives her is to find Benjamin Raspail's car, which she does find at Split City Mini Storage. Hester Mofet is an anagram for "The Rest Of Me", introduced in the movie as one of Lecter's favorite toying methods.

12. What minor character says that she saw Reba get into Dolarhyde's van?

From Quiz Hannibal Lecter Quiz

Answer: Miss Trillman

When Will Graham narrows down the list of identities he goes to Dolarhyde's working area. He talks with Miss Trillman and she says she saw Reba get into Dolarhyde's van, which then leads them to Dolarhyde's house. Bryan Metcalf is a lawyer. Ned and Victoria are Dolarhyde's siblings.

13. Who does Starling kill at the fish market?

From Quiz Hannibal Trivia

Answer: Evelda Drumgo

A bad drug bust

14. What was the name of the cook whom Francis liked to spend time with in the kitchen?

From Quiz Francis Dolarhyde - The Red Dragon

Answer: Queen Mother Bailey

Queen Mother Bailey had grown up serving the family of Francis's grandfather. She called Francis "Little Possum, always dreamin'" (Chapter 26). At night, when she went home, Francis sometimes rode with her and her husband in the horse-drawn carriage to the end of the road, and walked back to the house. Francis lost his trust in her, after she caught him and a girl showing each other their private parts - Grandmother Dolarhyde was watching from the window, and later punished Francis, who believed Queen Mother must have told his grandmother. Prince Easter Mize was the midwife who saved Francis's life by feeding him as a newborn with a stopper with a tube through it.

15. Piero and Tommaso were brothers. What was their last name?

From Quiz From Florence to D.C.

Answer: Falcione

Hollingsworth is the name of the medical examiner who spoke to Clarice when she went to investigate the killing of Donnie Barber, and Deogracias is the last name of Carlo and Matteo.

16. The head Clarice finds in Raspail's car belongs to Klaus, a former patient of Lecter's.

From Quiz "The Silence Of The Lambs": Book or Movie?

Answer: Neither

In the book, the head belongs to Klaus, who was Benjamin Raspail's lover but never a patient of Lecter's. The movie says the head belongs to Benjamin Raspail, who was a client of Lecter's and murdered by Jame Gumb. However, the 2002 big screen of Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon" reverts to the story in the book, that Benjamin Raspail was murdered by Lecter.

17. In "The Silence of the Lambs", why is Hannibal's cell-neighbor, Sammie, in there?

From Quiz Hannibal Lecter Quiz

Answer: because he put his mother's head in the church's collection plate

Sammie is a highly religious character, though he is insane. Hannibal tells Clarice that Sammie put his mother's head in the church's collection plate because they told him to put the best thing he had in it.

18. In which handwriting style did Hannibal write his letters to Clarice?

From Quiz Who is Hannibal Lecter?

Answer: Copperplate

19. How does Mason Verger plan to kill Hannibal?

From Quiz Hannibal Trivia

Answer: feed him to wild pigs

an easy one

20. In their second meeting, in order to prove that he knows what he's talking about, Lecter tells Clarice that Buffalo Bill lives in a two story house.

From Quiz "The Silence Of The Lambs": Book or Movie?

Answer: Book only

This turns out to be true, although Crawford shrugs it off as pure deduction given case facts, not actual knowledge of the killer. Since the first victims were found with marks on their necks, it makes sense that they were hung from a second floor balcony.

21. What was the fake identity of Buffalo Bill that Hannibal gave the Senator?

From Quiz Hannibal Lecter Quiz

Answer: William Rubin

Hannibal said that Buffalo Bill was William Rubin, and that he was six foot one, thirty-five, and is strong. Jame Gumb is the actual Buffalo Bill.

22. This word, used ad nauseam throughout the book, describes the mirror frame Carlos used when sending Mason pictures of his wild pigs.

From Quiz Who is Hannibal Lecter?

Answer: Rococo

Chateau d'Yquem was a wine that Hannibal particularly enjoyed.

23. What kind of car does Starling drive?

From Quiz Hannibal Trivia

Answer: Mustang

One of the few pleasures she can count on

24. When is Starling's birthday?

From Quiz From Florence to D.C.

Answer: 23 December

"'Agent Starling, how old are you?' 'I am thirty-two Mrs. Rosencranz. I'll be thirty-three two days before Christmas.'"

25. Catherine Martin is abducted by Buffalo Bill while bringing home the groceries.

From Quiz "The Silence Of The Lambs": Book or Movie?

Answer: Movie only

The novel chronicled the events as occurring while Catherine had been on a date at her boyfriend's place. She had just gone to her place to see if her mother had called and to pick up some popcorn when she got involved helping Jame Gumb (a.k.a. Buffalo Bill) move a chair into his truck.

26. At what time did Jack Crawford's wife, Bella, die?

From Quiz Hannibal Lecter Quiz

Answer: early in the morning; around 3:00

Shortly before three, Bella died. Jack Crawford had woke only moments before to a difference in her breathing.

27. What kind of gem is in the ring that Clarice sends to Ardelia?

From Quiz Who is Hannibal Lecter?

Answer: Emerald

The ring is engraved, "AM-CS".

28. What happens to Krendler before he dies?

From Quiz Hannibal Trivia

Answer: his brains get eaten while he's alive

another easy one, YUK!

29. Who painted the Great Red Dragon painting the Francis becomes obsessed with, nine years after his grandmother's death, thinking that he is somehow one with the Dragon, and is Becoming it, getting more and more inhuman with each murder he commits?

From Quiz Francis Dolarhyde - The Red Dragon

Answer: William Blake

Blake painted a series of four paintings based on the "Book of Revelation", known as The Great Red Dragon paintings. Thomas Harris makes an error in the book in describing "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun", but naming it "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun", another painting in the series.

30. How many people in the book have blue eyes?

From Quiz From Florence to D.C.

Answer: 3

"Margot was putting up the currycombs and some hackamores. Her hair was paler than the hay, her eyes as blue as the inspection stamp on meat... " "Hollingsworth has bright blue eyes, shiny as well-peeled eggs..." "Mischa reached past him and held out her arms to the eggplant, which she loved to stare at in the sun. Her eyes were not maroon like her brother Hannibal's, but blue, and as she stared at the eggplant, her eyes seemed to draw color from it, to darken with it. Hannibal Lecter knew that the color was her passion..."

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