For the ghoul, every casket is a reeking lunch trough and every cemetery an all-you-can-eat buffet. These undead nasties have haunted fiction and folktales for centuries. And guess what? You might just be one of them. Even if you don’t crave the taste of cadaver, it’s better for everyone if you take this test. Score below an eight, and your human status will be confirmed. Score an eight or above, however, and we’ll know you for a ghoul.
Question 1 of 10
Let's start with an easy one: Which of the following is most appetizing to a ghoul?
Question 2 of 10
Moving on to ghoul geography, in Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book," what's the name of the ghoul city?
Question 3 of 10
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?
Question 4 of 10
Some ghoul scholars believe ghouldom to be a transmitted disease. Which of the following is the Dungeons and Dragons name for this ailment?
Question 5 of 10
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?
Question 6 of 10
Ghouls keep strange gods. Which of the following do they worship in the tales of Clark Ashton Smith and the Lovecraft mythos?
Question 7 of 10
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?
Question 8 of 10
According to Arabic myth, how many blows of the sword does it take to kill a ghoul?
Question 9 of 10
White Wolf Publishing's "World of Darkness" role-playing world features what you might call a ghoul-in-name-only. What is it?
Question 10 of 10