The Stephen King's 'The Stand' Quiz
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
Stephen King has called "The Stand," an American version of which novel?
- "Lord of the Rings"
- "Lord of the Flies"
What is the name of the primary antagonist in "The Stand?"
- Randall Flagg
- John Merril
Who plays Stu Redman in the TV miniseries?
- Jamey Sheridan
- Rob Lowe
- Gary Sinise
The Trashcan Man is obsessed with what?
How many pages are there in "The Stand?"
How old is Mother Abagail?
In which state does Mother Abagail live?
How many pages were added in a 1990s expanded version of the novel?
How many novels had Stephen King published before "The Stand?"
When was "The Stand" published?
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?
Where does Randall Flagg set up a headquarters for carrying out his evil plot?
The "Rat Man" loves to dress up in a way that makes him look like what?
Which character is the first to realize he or she has immunity to the super-flu?
Before the flu strikes, Lloyd Henreid is guilty of which crime?
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?
- San Francisco
Which character builds a bomb in the hopes of destroying the Free Zone?
- Judge Farris
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
- Des Moines
Where do Stu and Frannie go to raise their family at the story's conclusion?
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