Are you a ghoul?
by Staff
Even if you don’t crave the taste of aged cadaver, it’s better for everyone if you take this test. Score less than an eight on this, and your human status will be confirmed. Score an eight or greater, however, and we’ll know you for a ghoul.

Let's start with an easy one: Which of the following is most appetizing to a ghoul?

  • a goblet of human blood
  • a freshly buried corpse
  • broiled brains

Moving on to ghoul geography, in Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book," what's the name of the ghoul city?

  • Ghûlheim
  • Ghûlsylvania
  • Ghûl's Town

The next ghoul royal wedding probably won't dominate the headlines (above ground), but a true ghoul will know who sits on the throne of bones. Which of the following is NOT a ghoul ruler from myth or fiction?

  • Vomikron Noxis
  • Vulgate Bantacore
  • Vorag Bloodytooth

Some ghoul scholars believe ghouldom to be a transmitted disease. Which of the following is the Dungeons and Dragons name for this ailment?

  • Porfat's distemper
  • the ghoul blight
  • ghoul fever

In the "Tales From the Crypt" comic book and TV show, the nonprofit organization GHOUL takes a morbid interest in corpses of the poor and destitute. What does the acronym stand for?

  • Grateful Homeless Outcasts and Unwanted Layaway Society
  • Generous House of Unrequited Love
  • Ghastly Hors d'oeuvres of Unnatural Lunacy

Ghouls keep strange gods. Which of the following do they worship in the tales of Clark Ashton Smith and the Lovecraft mythos?

  • Cthulhu
  • Mordiggian
  • Nyarlathotep

As long as we're talking Lovecraft, in his tale "Pickman's Model," the character Richard Upton Pickman held an unhealthy fascination with ghouls. What was his occupation?

  • professional painter
  • professional sculptor
  • professional photographer

According to Arabic myth, how many blows of the sword does it take to kill a ghoul?

  • one
  • two
  • three

White Wolf Publishing's "World of Darkness" role-playing world features what you might call a ghoul-in-name-only. What is it?

  • a mutant created by atomic war
  • a mortal who regularly drinks the blood of vampires
  • a vampire who drinks the blood of the dead

Which of the following fantasy book series does NOT feature ghouls?

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Harry Potter