The Shining Quiz (SPOILERS)

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Doc Creed

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#1
1. Who helped Jack get an interview for the caretaker position at The Overlook Hotel?
Al Shockley, a friend who worked with Jack at the university in Vermont.

2. Why did Wendy hate Al?
Because he and Jack were drinking buddies and Jack often came home drunk after their outings.

3. One of Jack's students, George Hatfield, accused him of adjusting the timer during an exam. What does Jack find George doing to get even with him?
Slashing the tires on his VW bug.

4. What was Dick Halloran's occupation at the hotel?
He was the cook.

5. When Wendy and Jack take Danny to see Dr. Edmonds about his catatonic episodes what does the doctor say it might be?
Auto-hypnosis

6. What does Jack hope to accomplish during his time at the Overlook?
He wanted to finish writing his play.

7. The Torrances are awoken by party noises and the hotel's humming elevator. How does Jack explain the elevator operating by itself?
He says it's a "short circuit".

8. After Jack escapes the pantry, where Wendy and Danny had contained him, what does he find waiting on him?
On the chopping block table was a martini glass, fifth of gin, and dish of olives. Leaning on the chopping block was a croquet mallet.

9. When Halloran tries to get Wendy and Danny to the safety of the snow mobile he discovers something has prevented him. What was it?
The hedge animals.

10. Why had the hotel exploded?
Jack had forgotten to check the guage on the boiler.
 

Doc Creed

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#8
10/10 (but #8 was a
roque mallet, not a croquet mallet
). Benefit of having been a CR for decades: I had to wait between books, so I've read all of the early books many, many times :)
Thanks, I'll see if a mod can fix that. I know there is only subtle differences in their definitions but it bugs me. ;-D
I used to play croquet as a kid and I can't break myself from calling roque mallets croquet mallets. Roque mallets are shorter, I think. Wikipedia says it's played on a hard surface as opposed to a lawn. Interesting.
 

skimom2

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#9
Thanks, I'll see if a mod can fix that. I know there is only subtle differences in their definitions but it bugs me. ;-D
I used to play croquet as a kid and I can't break myself from calling roque mallets croquet mallets. Roque mallets are shorter, I think. Wikipedia says it's played on a hard surface as opposed to a lawn. Interesting.
If I remember right, a
roque mallet is a bit larger than a croquet mallet, and it has one side of the head that is hard and one that has some sort of cushion
 

Doc Creed

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#10
If I remember right, a
roque mallet is a bit larger than a croquet mallet, and it has one side of the head that is hard and one that has some sort of cushion
Ok, that makes more sense considering Jack uses it as a weapon...and he was able to break Wendy's ribs and beat the crap out of the walls, LOL.
 

Tery

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#20
1. Who helped Jack get an interview for the caretaker position at The Overlook Hotel?
Al, Jack's drinking partner and fellow faculty member

2. Why did Wendy hate Al?
Because he enabled Jack's drinking

3. One of Jack's students, George Hatfield, accused him of adjusting the timer during an exam. What does Jack find George doing to get even with him?
Slashing the tires on Jack's car

4. What was Dick Halloran's occupation at the hotel?
Cook/Chef

5. When Wendy and Jack take Danny to see Dr. Edmonds about his catatonic episodes what does the doctor say it might be?
Self-hypnosis

6. What does Jack hope to accomplish during his time at the Overlook?
Finish his play

7. The Torrances are awoken by party noises and the hotel's humming elevator. How does Jack explain the elevator operating by itself?
An electrical short

8. After Jack escapes the pantry, where Wendy and Danny had contained him, what does he find waiting on him?
A roque mallet and martini makings

9. When Halloran tries to get Wendy and Danny to the safety of the snow mobile he discovers something has prevented him. What was it?
The topiary animals

10. Why had the hotel exploded?
The boiler overheated
 
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