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Everybody in the Madhouse Trivia Quiz


Although this quiz is named after a Space song, it's actually an Emilie Autumn quiz. This quiz focuses predominantly on 'Opheliac' and 'Fight Like a Girl', both of which focus heavily on mental illness and institutions.

A multiple-choice quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
392,793
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
168
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Question 1 of 10
1. If you're a Shakespeare buff, you'll get this one. Which Shakespeare play does Emilie Autumn quote in the song 'Opheliac'? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which song on 'Opheliac' is based on letters that Emilie Autumn's ex-boyfriend wrote to her? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which song on Disc 2 of the deluxe version of 'Opheliac' is a cappella, and based on a children's playground rhyme? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 'Gothic Lolita' is about the Japanese fashion style of the same name.


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of these instruments does Emilie Autumn NOT play on any of her albums? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. How much do the pills for the asylum inmates cost in 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which two songs on 'Fight Like a Girl' contain the line 'I should be home by now, someone will come for me'? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What was the name of the book released as a companion piece for 'Fight Like a Girl'? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which song features the line 'the rain won't wash away the ashes underneath your nails today'? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is the name of Emilie Autumn's backing band? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. If you're a Shakespeare buff, you'll get this one. Which Shakespeare play does Emilie Autumn quote in the song 'Opheliac'?

Answer: Hamlet

The lines are 'Doubt thou the stars are fire? Doubt thou the sun doth move? Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt'. Ophelia is Hamlet's love interest, who goes insane after her father's death and commits suicide by drowning. Throughout the album, Autumn makes various references to drowning, such as 'the water rises'. An 'opheliac' is a person with a self-destructive streak and similar characteristics to Ophelia or, as Autumn puts it, 'the Ophelia archetype', i.e. the archetypal madwoman.

'Goodnight Sweet Ladies' on 'Fight Like a Girl' gets its name from one of Ophelia's lines, and makes an allusion to the line 'there's rosemary, that's for remembrance' ('With rosemary green and bright, you're not forgotten').
2. Which song on 'Opheliac' is based on letters that Emilie Autumn's ex-boyfriend wrote to her?

Answer: Liar

The letters contained phrases such as 'I want to mix our blood and put it in the ground, so you will never leave' and 'I'm hurting you for your own good.' The verses are from the boyfriend's point of view; the chorus is from Autumn's.
3. Which song on Disc 2 of the deluxe version of 'Opheliac' is a cappella, and based on a children's playground rhyme?

Answer: Miss Lucy Had Some Leeches

'Miss Lucy Had Some Leeches' is a parody of 'Miss Susie Had a Steamboat', a playground rhyme where every verse sounds as if it's going to end in a swear word, but suddenly changes tack. E.g.: 'Miss Susie had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell/Miss Susan went to Heaven, the steamboat went to Hell-o operator...' and so on. Autumn's version is much darker, and is about asylums, evil doctors and the abuse of female patients.
4. 'Gothic Lolita' is about the Japanese fashion style of the same name.

Answer: False

It's actually about child abuse/paedophilia; the title is an allusion to Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita', about a relationship between an adult man and an underage girl. Autumn described it as 'the creepiest pop song ever'. She has faced some backlash from fans of the Gothic Lolita style because of this, and has had to clarify that the song has nothing to do with the style.
5. Which of these instruments does Emilie Autumn NOT play on any of her albums?

Answer: Flute

Autumn describes her style as 'Victoriandustrial', and uses harpsichords along with pianos and synthesisers; the song 'Opheliac', for instance, has a prolonged harpsichord introduction. Her earlier albums have more of a classical feel, and one album, 'Laced/Unlaced', consists of violin instrumentals; 'Laced' is mainly pieces by other composers, while 'Unlaced' is entirely Autumn's work and features electric violin.

As well as electric and traditional violins, she also owns a baroque one.
6. How much do the pills for the asylum inmates cost in 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'?

Answer: A tuppence

'For a tuppence, just a tuppence, a handful of pills to feed the inmates!' The asylum tour guide claims they have pills for depression, obsession, aggression, possession and indiscretion, amongst other things.
7. Which two songs on 'Fight Like a Girl' contain the line 'I should be home by now, someone will come for me'?

Answer: 'Scavenger' and 'We Want Them Young'

'We Want Them Young' is sung from the point of view of girls and the doctors in the fictional Victorian asylum around which the entire album is based. Autumn plays the role of all the characters on the album and uses her lower register when singing the doctors' lines, as well as the (presumably male) narrator in 'Scavenger', a song about a Burke & Hare-esque bodysnatcher.

The line 'I should be home by now, someone will come for me' appears near the end of 'Scavenger'. In 'We Want Them Young', one of the asylum girls sings the same line, only for a doctor to respond that her parents were the ones that put her there in the first place.
8. What was the name of the book released as a companion piece for 'Fight Like a Girl'?

Answer: The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

'The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls' tells two stories. One is autobiographical and discusses Emilie Autumn's experiences of mental illness and mental health institutions. The other is a fictional story about Autumn discovering the diary of a Victorian girl called Emily, who has been imprisoned in a Victorian asylum where the doctors torture, experiment on and even kill the female patients - many of whom are not actually insane, but have merely angered their families - and where the patients are put on display for the public to stare at (as detailed in 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' on 'Fight Like a Girl'). 'Fight Like a Girl' is a concept album from Emily's point of view, which tells the story of the suffering of the girls in the asylum, and how they rebel against the doctors' cruelty.
9. Which song features the line 'the rain won't wash away the ashes underneath your nails today'?

Answer: If I Burn

This line is part of the chorus of 'If I Burn'. Along with 'One Foot in Front of the Other', 'Time for Tea' and the title track, it is one of my favourite tracks on 'Fight Like a Girl'. It is also one of the more industrial songs - the album in general has a heavier, more industrial approach than Autumn's earlier albums.
10. What is the name of Emilie Autumn's backing band?

Answer: The Bloody Crumpets

The Bloody Crumpets have had many members over the years; some are musicians, some are backing vocalists and/or dancers, and some perform circus tricks and burlesque acts. They all play fellow asylum inmates, and share 'tea' onstage with Autumn. Members have included burlesque dancer Veronica 'The Naughty Veronica' Varlow, German designer Janet 'Vecona' Seifert, Maggie 'Captain Maggot' Lally - who performs circus acts such as fire hooping and stilt walking - and Beth 'Blessed Contessa' Hinderliter, a fire eater and aerialist.

'Muffins' and 'Plague Rats' are nicknames for Emilie Autumn fans.
Source: Author Kankurette

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