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The Red Room

The Red Room


by H.G. Wells

The Red Room: Were There No Vacancies at the Courtyard Marriott? 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. Other than the candles, what does the narrator light?

A pipe
A fireplace
A charcoal grill
A torch
Q. What does the narrator put all over the room?

Cloves of garlic
Cookies, in case the Lord of Darkness gets hungry
Video cameras
Lit candles
Q. What happens to the items the narrator sets?

They begin to float upward
They fall to the floor
Their flames are extinguished
They are swallowed up into a vortex. To be fair, the vortex hasn’t eaten since noon.
Q. What causes the narrator to become unconscious?

He receives a blow to the forehead
A chill wind seems to pass through his body
He gets into an incredible groove on the basketball court
He passes out from lack of food and sleep
Q. Whom or what is the red room haunted by?

The old earl
Edgat Allan Poe, who is ticked that he didn't write this one