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The Stephen King's 'The Stand' Quiz
by Staff
A horrific plague erases humanity and leaves only a few survivors who clash in a war of good versus evil. How much do you know about "The Stand?"

What is Captain Trips?

  • a biochemical weapon
  • a type of tuberculosis
  • a fast-spreading cancer

How much of Earth's population perishes due to Captain Trips?

  • 99 percent
  • 80 percent
  • 75 percent

What is the name of the government project that inadvertently releases Captain Trips?

  • Black Dawn
  • Project Blue
  • Pandorascape

Stephen King has called "The Stand," an American version of which novel?

  • "Frankenstein"
  • "Lord of the Rings"
  • "Lord of the Flies"

What is the name of the primary antagonist in "The Stand?"

  • Randall Flagg
  • Atropos
  • John Merril

Who plays Stu Redman in the TV miniseries?

  • Jamey Sheridan
  • Rob Lowe
  • Gary Sinise

The Trashcan Man is obsessed with what?

  • fire
  • murder
  • garbage

How many pages are there in "The Stand?"

  • 1,193
  • 989
  • 823

How old is Mother Abagail?

  • 88
  • 98
  • 108

In which state does Mother Abagail live?

  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Kansas

How many pages were added in a 1990s expanded version of the novel?

  • 50
  • 200
  • 400

How many novels had Stephen King published before "The Stand?"

  • 10
  • five
  • three

When was "The Stand" published?

  • 1971
  • 1978
  • 1982

What breed of dog is Stu's canine friend Kojak?

  • Irish setter
  • German shepherd
  • Cocker spaniel

What happens to Stu Redman's wife?

  • She dies of cancer.
  • She is killed by Captain Trips.
  • A gang of marauders murders her.

In which state does the initial outbreak of Captain Trips occur?

  • Ohio
  • Arizona
  • Texas

Where does Randall Flagg set up a headquarters for carrying out his evil plot?

  • Phoenix
  • Las Vegas
  • Denver

The "Rat Man" loves to dress up in a way that makes him look like what?

  • a pirate
  • a rat
  • a woman

Which character is the first to realize he or she has immunity to the super-flu?

  • Larry
  • Frannie
  • Stu

Before the flu strikes, Lloyd Henreid is guilty of which crime?

  • murder
  • rape
  • kidnapping

Why did the novel's publisher, Doubleday, have a problem with the manuscript's original length?

  • They wanted to turn it into a series of books.
  • It was far too long to publish.
  • They didn't think people would buy it.

The expanded version of the novel adds a new character who goes by which name?

  • Julie Lawry
  • Susan Stern
  • The Kid

In which city do many survivors gather to establish a Free Zone?

  • Boulder
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago

Which character builds a bomb in the hopes of destroying the Free Zone?

  • Judge Farris
  • Harold
  • Ralph

From which musician did King get the inspiration for the novel's title?

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Janis Joplin
  • Bob Dylan

Why did Stephen King nearly give up on writing "The Stand?"

  • writer's block
  • car accident
  • His wife became ill.

Which Midwest city does Trashcan Man set on fire?

  • Kansas City
  • Omaha
  • Des Moines

Where do Stu and Frannie go to raise their family at the story's conclusion?

  • Maine
  • Nebraska
  • Oregon

What phrase does Trashcan Man repeatedly utter throughout the story?

  • "Spark it."
  • "My life for you."
  • "Let them burn."

Which character is sometimes called "The Walkin' Dude?"

  • Len Creighton
  • Randall Flagg
  • Donald Elbert