Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This Week's Answers

Here are the answers to Milena's quiz.

  1. Our speaker comes from a spooky place called Transylvania.  (False and true.)
  2. he learned many languages to help her study vampires. (False. But she loves learning languages.)
  3. The term vampire comes from the Romanian language. (False. It’s origin is not known but scholars think the word came from  Serbian and entered the German and English languages from there.)
  4. Vampires are dead people who died in strange circumstances. (True.)
  5. Elizabeth Bathory was a Romanian countess. (False. She was Hungarian.)
  6. One of Elizabeth Bathory's handmaids was a witch. (True.)
  7. Bram Stoker was an English writer. (False. He was Irish.)
  8. Bathory’s legend played a major role in the creation of the character of Count Dracula. (False.)
  9. The character of Dracula is based on Vlad the Impaler. (False.)
  10. Nosferatu is a Romanian word for vampire. (False.)
  11. Dracula must remain in the grave during the daytime. (False.)
  12. Dracula wore a cape. (False. He was dressed in black, but Stoker never said that Dracula wore a cape.)
Thanks to David for drawing up the questions and organising Milena's visit.

    1 comment:

    1. It was a interesting conference. Polidori, Byron´s doctor, wrote the first modern story about nosferatu, The Vampyre. It happened in a famous meeting at the villa Diodati, in Switzerland, at 1816. There is a good film about this, called Remando al viento (Rowing with the wind), directed by Gonzalo Suarez.