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The Great Old Ones Rise: The Cthulhu Mythos Quiz
by Staff
Shambling, tentacled monstrosities lurk in the shadows while unknowable entities from beyond time and space threaten to shatter your fragile sanity. Do you dare open the pages of the Necronomiquiz and test your grasp of forbidden, eldritch knowledge?

Who wrote the "Necronomicon"?

  • Randolph Carter
  • Abdul Alhazred, "the Mad Arab"
  • Yog-Sothoth

In what form does Nyarlathotep typically manifest?

  • a tall Egyptian man
  • a moving lake filled with slowly blinking eyes
  • an invisible force of great power

Who is Wilbur Whateley's father?

  • Yog-Sothoth
  • Old Man Whateley
  • Charles Dexter Ward

What relation is the giant invisible horror that plagues Dunwich to Wilbur Whateley?

  • It's his twin brother.
  • It's a guardian demon he summoned to protect his mother.
  • It's his father, Yog-Sothoth.

Where does Wilbur go to try and borrow a copy of the "Necronomicon"?

  • Arkham Asylum
  • Yale University
  • Miskatonic University

What is the "<i>Unaussprechlichen Kulten</i>"?

  • a book about forbidden cults
  • a ritual that summons an Outer God
  • a place in the Maine woods where cults gather for annual rituals

What position does Dr. Henry Armitage hold at Miskatonic University?

  • visiting professor
  • dean of students
  • head librarian

Who is the "blind idiot god" at the center of the universe?

  • Yig
  • Azathoth
  • Cthulhu

What does Yog-Sothoth look like?

  • a cloud of undefinable color
  • a mass of glowing spheres
  • a brain the size of a galaxy

What is "the Black Goat of the Woods"?

  • C'thalpa
  • Xexanoth
  • Shub-Niggurath

Where is Cthulhu imprisoned?

  • R'lyeh
  • Leng
  • the Dreamlands

What happens when humans look directly at Cthulhu?

  • They go insane.
  • They fall under his control.
  • They bleed from their eye sockets.

What does Cthulhu look like?

  • a round fungus with numerous eye-stalks
  • a green-skinned man with blades for hands
  • a giant green humanoid with a vaguely octopuslike head

Complete this couplet: "That is not dead which can eternal lie …"

  • &quot;And with strange aeons even death may die.&quot;
  • &quot;And endless night emerges through the cosmic eye.&quot;
  • &quot;And soon the beast awakens with your infernal cry.&quot;

Complete this sanity-testing phrase: "Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl …"

  • fhtagn
  • durbatuluk
  • Yggdrasil

What destroyed the civilization of the Elder Things?

  • the Colour Out of Space
  • the awakening of Cthulhu
  • a Shoggoth rebellion

Dagon, a deep-sea deity worshipped by various loathsome beings, could be a separate entity or a different version of …

  • Cthulhu
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Nyarlathotep

The people, native to Innsmouth, that worship Dagon are known as …

  • Drowned Men
  • Deep Ones
  • Ichthyo sapiens

How many legs do Elder Things have?

  • two
  • five
  • 1,000

What is the home planet of the Mi-go?

  • Yuggoth
  • Carcosa
  • Earth

A Mi-go travel agency marketing trips to Yuggoth for humans would suggest you book passage in what?

  • a cylinder into which your brain will be placed
  • a synthetic gem into which your soul will be placed
  • a starship that is actually a factory where Mi-go convert humans into a nutrient soup that they eat

With what animal is Yig usually associated?

  • vulture
  • octopus
  • snake

Who does Tsathoggua's bidding?

  • debased human cultists
  • formless spawn
  • the Deep Ones

When the Great Old One Mordiggian is summoned, what happens to the surrounding area?

  • It gets very cold.
  • It is shrouded in impenetrable darkness.
  • It is suffused with the stench of the grave.

Where would you go if you wanted to visit the Plateau of Leng?

  • to the Sea of Death
  • to Pluto
  • No one knows, as Leng's location is uncertain and varied.

What kind of cult lives in Leng, according to the "Necronomicon"?

  • a cult of Cthulhu worshippers
  • a cult of corpse eaters
  • a cult of Shoggoths

You'll usually get some warning that Hastur is coming because you'll see the …

  • Blood Red Sky
  • Yellow Sign
  • Elder Symbol

How does the Great Race of Yith travel across massive distances in space and even through time?

  • They delve into the depths of Azathoth, which opens a pathway to all of time and space.
  • They leave the universe entirely and are able to re-enter at a time and place of their choosing.
  • They possess the bodies of other beings, an act apparently unhindered by distance or time.

What do the Yithians do with all the knowledge they gain from traveling across time and space?

  • They wait patiently for some dark future event only they know about.
  • They work tirelessly to awaken the Great Old Ones.
  • They create a great library in an Australian desert.

What is the name of the play that drives viewers insane and is often associated with Hastur?

  • &quot;The Disappearance&quot;
  • &quot;That Which Waits&quot;
  • &quot;The King in Yellow&quot;