Are You Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?
by Staff
The zombie apocalypse might not be upon us just yet, but it's probably a good idea to be prepared. See if you're ready to face the living dead by trying your hand at this quiz.

Which of the following best describes a zombie, as depicted in popular culture?

  • a reanimated corpse
  • a creature with sharp fangs that feasts on human blood
  • Nicolas Cage's performance in "Drive Angry"

This is one of two popular theories on how a person becomes a zombie.

  • lack of oxygen to the brain
  • voodoo curse
  • looking in a mirror and repeating "I am Nicolas Cage" three times fast

The term "zombie apocalypse" describes which of the following events:

  • waiting in line at the DMV
  • a zombie outbreak spreading around the world
  • the world burning up in a fire and zombies rising from the ashes.

According to Haitian lore, the powder used by sorcerers to turn humans into zombies includes which of the following ingredients?

  • a strand of hair from a witch
  • chili peppers
  • puffer fish

Zombies are human-like, but they don't possess all of the qualities of a living, breathing human being. Which of the following is something zombies usually are not able to do?

  • run
  • chew
  • sit through all 149 minutes of "The Lone Ranger"

Which of these movies is largely credited as launching the zombie apocalypse film genre?

  • "Halloween"
  • "Friday the 13th"
  • "Night of the Living Dead"

In 2012, this U.S. government agency officially denied the possibility of a zombie apocalypse.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The Department of State
  • The Federal Bureau of Undead Investigation

What is the best way to kill a zombie?

  • Aim for the head.
  • Aim for the heart.
  • Aim for the feet.

The zombie apocalypse will be a lot more tolerable if we can still surf the Web. Which of these security measures is intended to help ensure the Internet survives the zombie apocalypse?

  • setting home pages to black when a zombie appears
  • requiring Facebook users to change their passwords
  • burying servers deep underground

What do zombies eat?

  • ice cream sandwiches
  • tendons and cartilage
  • brains

How many zombies does it take to start an apocalypse?

  • 1
  • 5
  • 17

Rumors of a zombie apocalypse spread after a 2012 attack in which a Miami man was found gnawing on the face of a homeless person. What street drug was this incident initally linked to?

  • heroin
  • bath salts
  • methamphetamines

Which of these is a brain parasite that causes rats to act like zombies?

  • myxoma virus
  • Trichinella spiralis
  • Toxoplasma gondii

The word "zombie" is believed to originate from which of these terms?

  • zonbi
  • gumby
  • bumby

What are zombie apocalypses often used to symbolize?

  • the spread of plague
  • the spread of war
  • high school bullying

Which of these is a parasitic fungi believed to cause ants to wander like zombies across Thai rainforests?

  • tapeworm
  • Ophiocordyceps
  • panang

This musical artist made waves with a zombie-themed music video in 1984.

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Paula Abdul
  • Michael Jackson

"The Walking Dead"<i> </i>is a TV show in which hungry human zombies take over which of these U.S. cities?

  • Atlanta
  • New Orleans
  • Seattle

Which of these is a fictional zombie virus created by author Max Brooks?

  • dorsia
  • solanum
  • espace

True or false: Zombies only come out at night.

  • true
  • false
  • depends on your source material