Vampire Quiz

Take this quiz to check your V.I.Q. – Vampire Intelligence Quotient.

Vampire Quiz

Vampire Quiz

Take this quiz to check your V.I.Q. – Vampire Intelligence Quotient.

From Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula,” first published in 1897, to the modern day vampire mania of “Twilight,” vampires have been a staple of popular culture. Take this quiz to check your V.I.Q. – Vampire Intelligence Quotient. Answers below.

1. In Stoker’s “Dracula,” who is the count’s arch enemy?
A.  Van Helsing
B.  Van Halen
C.  Van Morrison
D.  Rip Van Winkle

2. What 1922 film launched
vampires on the silver screen?

3.  Count Dracula is one of the most portrayed fictitious characters in film, appearing in more than 200 films and television series according to the Internet Movie Database. Which one of the following is not a real Dracula flick?
A.  “Billy the Kid vs. Dracula”
B.  “Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula”
C.  “Batman vs. Dracula”
D.  “Godzilla vs. Dracula”

4.  What Gothic soap opera featured the vampire Barnabus Collins?

5.  The “Sesame Street” character Count Von Count accurately reflects the superstition that vampires are fascinated by:
A.  Learning their ABCs
B.  Things that are not like the other
C.  The letter D
D.  Counting

6. In the ’70s film “Love at First Bite”, actress Susan St. James meets a vampire played by George Hamilton at a disco. What song do they dance to?

A. “The Transylvania Tango”
B. “Saturday Night’s Already for Biting”
C. “I Love the Night Life”
D. “Disco Bat”

7. What television series set in Sunnydale revolves around a reluctant high school student forced into a life stalking vampires?

8. Before he was agent Jack Bauer on television’s “24,” Kiefer Sutherland played a teenage vampire in what 1987 film?

9. In the “Twilight” series by Stephanie Meyer, the vampire hero Edward does not consume what type of blood?

10. What’s the name of the rabbit vampire featured in a series of children’s books?


1.  Professor Abraham Van Helsing is the vampire hunter who takes on Dracula.

2.   “Nosferatu.” The film was an authorized adaptation of “Dracula,” and Bram Stoker’s widow won a lawsuit that required every print of the German edition be destroyed. That didn’t happen and the film is now considered one of the best adaptations of the novel.

3.  Dracula hasn’t taken on Godzilla yet,
but he has knocked heads with Billy the Kid in a 1966 Western starring John Carradine, Bonnie and Clyde in a low budget 2008 film and the Caped Crusader in a 2005 animated feature.

4.  “Dark Shadows.” The show, which aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971, introduced the character to revive sagging ratings. The character eventually became the star of the show and Johnny Depp is reportedly set to play him in an upcoming film by director Tim Burton.

5.  “Sesame Street’s” Count Von Count reflects the traditional vampire myth that vampires have a fixation with counting objects. One old wives tale recommended placing a large bowl of grain by your front door to delay vampires who couldn’t resist sitting down to count out each kernel.

6.  “I Love the Night Life” by Alicia Bridges. In the 1979 comedy, Hamilton approaches St. James with the line “I can offer you eternal life.” To which she responds. “I’ve already got Prudential.”

7.  “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The series has inspired a sub-genre of academic vampire writing dubbed “Buffy Studies,” including at least 20 books and “Slayage: the Online International Journal of Buffy Studies.”

8. “The Lost Boys.” The film, which chronicles a teenage vampire gang in coastal California, also featured Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.

9.  Human blood. He’s been dubbed a vegetarian vampire. The HBO series “True Blood” features characters that go the extra step and only consume synthetic blood, making them “vegan vampires.”

10.  The original vegan vampire, Bunnicula, sucks the juice out of vegetables in a series of popular 1980s children’s books. The story begins with a family finding an innocent-looking rabbit at a Dracula screening and is told from the perspective of the dog, Harold.

Sources:  The textbooks “Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture,” and “The Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to Interview with a Vampire,” The international Movie Database,

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