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Bloodthirsty Vampires

written by: DieZel
 
These creatures of the night have horrified humanity for generations. Take this quiz and learn more about them.

Question 1:


The word "vampire" is a very controversial one, when it comes to its etymology. There are many theories about its origin and meaning. According to one of these theories, "vampire" comes from the Magyar words "vam", meaning "blood", and "pir". What does "pir" mean in Magyar?
Animal
Monster
Blood
Human

Question 2:


One of the most famous vampires is Dracula (some believe that he was the first vampire). In Romanian Dracul means either "Dragon" or "Devil" and therefore Dracula is translated as "Son of the Dragon" or "Son of the Devil". Due to his favorite sadistic punishment, Vlad Dracula was nicknamed Tepes. He preferred to kill those who opposed him in this manner.
Disembowelment
Beheading
Impalement
Hanging

Question 3:


Vlad Tepes was one of the major allies of the Ottoman Empire, therefore Romania was never put under Ottoman rule.
True
False

Question 4:


Of course everybody knows about the Blood Vampires. They feed on the blood of their victims and prefer sucking it from the neck, the wrist or the groin. But there is another, less known, kind of vampires. What do they feed on?
Flesh
Vegetables
Aura
Brains

Question 5:


Vampires are common to the folklore of many countries. The Civatateo is an Aztec vampire, created when a noblewoman died at childbirth. In aboriginal mythology, vampires had suckers on their fingers. What are the Yakshis (sort of Indian vampires) like?
Innocent Children
Ugly Men
Beautiful women
Wounded Wolves

Question 6:


It is believed that you can stop a vampire, by throwing rice or marbles on the floor.
True
False

Question 7:


One of the most popular ways of killing a vampire (apart from the trivial sharp wooden stick in the heart), is to expose the creature to sunlight. However, there is a disease, that has similar symptoms. People who suffer from it are very sensitive to sunlight and avoid going out during the day. What is this horrible disease?
Influenza
Porphyria
Scrapie
Anemia

Question 8:


This woman was believed to be a vampire. She was obsessed with her beauty and youth, and slaughtered as many as six hundred innocent women in an attempt to maintain her vitality. Although her guilt has never been proven, she is still one of the most famous serial killers in Hungarian and Slovak history.
Katarina Szentes
Elizabeth Bathory
Janos Benicka
Ilona Ujvary

Question 9:


Silver doesn't harm vampires.
False
True

Question 10:


Peter Kurten was called "a vampire", because he consumed the blood of some of his victims. He was accused of nine murders and seven attempted murders and was sentenced to death. He was guillotined on 2 June 1932. What was his nationality?
German
Briton
Russian
Romanian

 


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