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The Shining

The Shining

by Stephen King

The Shining: Shining a Light Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Shining? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. According to Halloran, what does “shining on” mean?


To be so talented that you stand out among your peers
To have a nose so shiny that you are chosen to lead Santa’s sleigh
To know what will happen before it happens
To have a really sunny disposition
Q. What does Danny find in the bathtub of Room 217?


Nothing—the hotel is empty
A rubber duckie
A corpse
A whole lot of soap scum
Q. What causes Halloran to rush back to the inn?


He receives an SOS call from Jack
He’s homesick
He misses Wendy
He receives a psychic call for help from Danny
Q. Who is Tony?


Danny’s imaginary friend
It’s Danny ten years in the future
One of the hedge lions
Jack’s alter ego
Q. What happens to Jack at the end of the book?


He dies in a fire when the boiler explodes
He lives happily ever after at the Overlook with Wendy and Daniel
He accepts a caretaker job at a different hotel
He is eaten by a hedge lion
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