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The Shining Quiz (SPOILERS)

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by Doc Creed, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    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?

    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.
  2. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    9 out of 10 this time Doc. I guessed 'autism' for Q#5.
  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    5/10 time for a re read.
  4. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    That's pretty good. :encouragement:
  6. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Got all but number 5. Forgot that one.
  7. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    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 :)
  8. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    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
  10. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    I got 9/10 but I reread it earlier this year when the special edition came out.

    The one I missed was #8 and I actually got part of it right. I just missed a couple of the items.

    Not only did I reread the novel, but I re-watched the movie and the mini series after I read it. It was Shining week at my house. ;-D
  12. 1/10 The Shining is my favorite novel! I'm getting worried about my memory :(

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  14. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

  15. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

  16. Yankees fan 27

    Yankees fan 27 Active Member

    Got 8 of 10

    I have the damn movie was so ingrained in my memory! Missed #5 and #8.
    Martini glass, gin and olives.
    Should've remembered that, cuz I remember it in the book.
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