In what country is Transylvania currently located?
Romania (used to be Hungary)
What is the most popular explanation for Vlad Tsepesh’s cruelty listed by Florescu & McNally in his native country?
Keep his population in line and protect his country from Turkish threats.
What is the major source of stories about Dracula’s legendary bloodthirsty nature that have reached Bram Stoker?
15th century German pamphlets that painted him as a blood thirsty person, unjustly blamed.
How is the vampire destroyed in Murnau’s film Nosferatu?
He is destroyed by sunlight, lured by Helen’s self-sacrifice.
How is the vampire destroyed in Browning’s film Dracula?
Impaled by stake.
What was the state of Vlad Tsepesh’s grave in the monastery by Lake Snagov?
It was found empty with very little remains.
What is the Rückensfigur technique used in Murnau’s Nosferatu to show Ellen’s melancholy mood related to Hutter’s absence?
Hunter turned his back to the viewer facing nature, you get a sense of awe. (A tiny figure facing the audience with their back turned and facing powerful natural landscape.)
Whom does the father go on to fight in A.K. Tolstoy’s story, “The Family of Vourdalak” before he returns as a vampire?
A Turkish Monster Alibeg
What is the historical setting of A.K. Tolstoy’s story, “The Family of Vourdalak”?
1815- Congress of Vienna
What is the name of the actor in the lead role in Browning’s film Dracula?
According to Katharina M. Wilson, the debate about the origin of the word vampire revolves around major language groups. List those four groups. What is the language group that Wilson favors in her essay?
Turkish, Greek, Slavic and Hungarian. Wilson believes the origin of the word vampire is Slavic.
According to the film Nosferatu, what is the Old Testament demon from whose seed the vampire was created?
What is the central thesis of Paul Barber’s essay on forensic pathology and the vampire?
Vampire legends rise out of misconceptions about what happens to the body after death.
According to Barber, how did class affect the detection of vampires?
Lower class people/peasants were more superstitious and had no protection from society. They were more exposed to vampiric searches because the lower class graves were less respected and more accepted to disturb.
In the story “The Mysterious Stranger”, both the vampire Azzo Klatka and his nemesis knight Woislaw are distinguished by what characteristic that is not part of other vampire stories?
Externally superhuman handshake that they have.
What is the inscription that the narrator finds on the gravestone in Bram Stoker’s story “Dracula’s Guest?”
The dead travel fast
According to Friedrich Krauss, what is the connection between the blood that is not avenged and clan?
Blood that is not avenged stays in the evil domain, the person can come back as a vampire because they cannot become holy.
What novel was F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu based on?
Bram Stoker's Dracula
According to F. Oinas, what part of the human body can become a vampire in Romany (Gypsy) folk belief?
The human eye. Evil eye connects to the demonic realm.
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