Zombie Quiz Winner + Answers!

Congratulations to Brenna!

She's our winner with a stunning 14 out of 15 correct. So, as promised, here are the answers.

1. What's the difference between a zombie and a golem?

A golem is a construct, an animated creature made from inanimate material, while a zombie is a reanimation of a corpse or a person under the toxic effects of the coup de poudre (see #3).

2. Wade Davis wrote two books about voudou zombies is Haiti in the 80's. Name one of them.

THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and PASSAGE OF DARKNESS, both explored the Haitian zombie from an anthropological and ethnobotanical perspective.

3. The coup de poudre used by voudou bokors to create a zombie consists largely of the same toxin (Tetrotodoxin) as that found in what type of fish?

Puffer fish, blowfish, globefish or even fugu for those sushi afficionados.

4. What was the first name of Shaun's stepfather in Shaun of the Dead?


5. In the 1984 film Night of the Comet, where do the teenage girls get into a gunfight with zombies? Bonus point: what are they doing there?

Department store. Bonus: hello? Shopping, dancing to "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", being objectified by drooling zombie stockroom clerks.

6. The first zombie movie was made in
a) 1961
b) 1945
c) 1972
d) 1932 White Zombie starring Bela Lugosi

7. Put these films in chronological order: Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead

Night, Dawn, Day. Extra credit for Land and Diary.

8. Which one of these is not a real title:
a) Chopper Chics in Zombie Town
b) Zombies on Broadway
c) Night of the Zombies
d) Zombie Sunrise

9. The author of Zombie Survival Guide was:
a) John Romero
b) Max Brooks, son of funny guy Mel Brooks.
c) Steven King
d) Wade Davis

10. What does FZVA stand for?
a) Female Zombie Vixen Alert
b) Federal Zombie and Vampire Agency
c) Apocalypse
d) None of the above

11. David Lynch is to Frederico Fellini as George Romero is to Lucio Fulci.

12. What 1988 film starred Treat Williams as a zombie cop on the trail of
undead crooks?

Dead Heat, also starred Joe Piscopo as is his partner.

13. In Shaun of the Dead the name of the pub is...
a) The King's Arms
b) Elephant & Castle
c) Chippers
d) The Winchester

14. What spoof of zombie films proceeded to spoof itself in its sequel
(hint: it's not Evil Dead).

Return of the Living Dead, famous for the line "Send more paramedics." Also for a punked out Linnea Quigley dancing on graves.

15. Which foreign zombie splatterfest featured a lawnmower put to use on
the undead horde?
a) Undead
b) Zombi 2
c) Brain Dead, Brenna correctly pointed out that this was released in the U.S. as Dead-Alive
d) Shaun of the Dead


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