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The Red Room

The Red Room


by H.G. Wells

The Red Room: Burning the Candle at Both Ends Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Red Room? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. At the beginning of this story, what does the narrator say he has never seen?

The ocean
A ghost
A dead body
His feet. He’s a large man.
Q. What is the red room?

A secret passageway to the Underworld
Where you go to develop your photographs of especially bloody things
The site of a cult suicide
Q. Who shows the narrator the way to the red room?

The man with the withered arm
The woman with the glass eye
The girl with the peg leg
The boy with the dry scalp and excessive dandruff
Q. How long has Lorraine Castle been abandoned?

Only eighteen minutes. I wouldn’t necessarily call the place “abandoned.” They just went on a beer run.
Eighteen days
Eighteen weeks
Eighteen months
Q. What happened to the young duke who spent a night in the red room?

He vanished
He went insane
He died
He skipped out on his bill and stole a couple of the hand towels