Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A WOLF AT HER DOOR: Test Your Knowledge

Welcome to Day 2 of A Wolf at Her Door Week on my blog. Today I'm presenting a fun quiz to see how much you know about werewolves and other shifters. Answers will be posted tomorrow.

1. Today, some people truly believe that they are humans with the souls of animals. What do such people call their belief system?

A. Lycanthropy
B. Spiritual therianthropy
C. Lycanthrophilia
D. Werephilia

2. In 1992, a poll of Russians found that ____________ of respondents believed that werewolves existed.

A. 10 percent
B. 35 percent
C. 50 percent
D. 80 percent

3. In Celtic folklore, men were often seduced by the selkies, beautiful women who were really...

A. Horses
B. Seals
C. Deer
D. Swans

4. In the Amazon, one hears legends of the 'boto', which can transform into a young boy or a handsome man. In animal form, the boto is a...

A. Jaguar
B. Maned wolf
C. Cougar
D. Dolphin

5. In Japan, many legends tell of the kitsune, who often appeared in the form of a beautiful woman. The kitsune was a ....

A. Wereswan
B. Werecat
C. Werefox
D. Werebadger

6. What is the psychological term for a person who thinks that he is a wolf?

A. Lycanthrope
B. Zooanththrope
C. Lupine
D. Anthrolobos

7. From what material were werewolf-slaying instruments supposed to be fashioned?

A. Silver
B. Platinum
C. Gold
D. Tin

8. Quite a few physical signs were taken to be indications that one was a werewolf. Which of the following was NOT a sign that one harbored 'the animal within'?

A. Eyebrows that meet over the bridge of the nose
B. Sleeping with your mouth open
C. Excessive body hair
D. Eyes that relfect red light in the dark

9. One of the common beliefs about werewolves is that if you are bitten by one, you will also become a werewolf. What disease is responsible for this belief?

10. What do you call a werewolf from the southern United States?
A. Alabama wolf
B. Loup garou
C. Wendigo
D. Shapeshifter

How do you feel you did on the quiz? Have you ever even read a werewolf book before? Just wonderin'. :)
(Every comment made this week gets you a chance to win a free copy of Wolf. Winner to be announced 9/29.)

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5 Comments:

Blogger MsValerie said...

Cool quiz. A couple of my answers are WAGs, but here goes:
1. B: Spiritual therianthrophy
2. D: 80%
3. B: Seals
4. A: Jaguar
5. C: Werefox
6. A: Lycanthrope
7. A: Silver
8. B: Sleeping with mouth open
9. Rabies?
10. B: Loup garou.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Deanne said...

Holy cow! I won't even attempt to answer. You mean to tell me that of the answers in there some are really right? LOL.
Wereswan? LOL. I picture a swan swimming in the lake... but wait, the full moon appears out of the clouds and suddenly, the swan has a muzzle and big white teeth. LOL.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

Ooh, msvalerie, good luck on the answers!

Deanne, yes there are right answers in there. No, silly! The swan doesn't turn into a wolf. It turns into a man.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Deanne said...

Silly me. How could I NOT know that? Of course the swan turns into a man. I mean, what else do wereswans turn into? We'll call this a brain fart and continue on...
LOL.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

Or maybe it turns into a woman. Wasn't that what Swan Lake was about? Hey Opera People, help me out here.

8:52 PM  

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