Friday, April 8, 2011

Take the new H.P. Lovecraft Vocabulary Challenge quiz!

Over at HelloQuizzy they posted the very amusing H.P. Lovecraft Vocabulary Challenge which is exactly what it sounds like...a fun (but grueling!) multiple choice quiz that tests your knowledge of Lovecraft's, er, flowery prose. Here's a sample:


  • A form of art characterized by extreme simplicity or severity
  • The lower portion of the wall of a room, decorated differently from the upper section, as with panels.
  • An extinct species of bird once common to non-Pacific islands located close to the equator.
  • An oblong object typically crowned by a knob or ball; function is unspecified but various

I think the grading is pretty lenient because just clicking a lot of random answers scored me 15 out of 40 (strange odds there) and I got what seemed liked a pretty good rating: You are a Miskatonic University Professor!

Give it a try.


  1. 24 out of 40, and apparently I'm Wilbur Whately. I suppose a certain feeling of antediluvian dread is ineluctable. Still, I'm rather proud!

  2. Pfft. 36/40. I am the Mad Arab, Abdul Alhazred!