The Hannibal Lecter Quiz

By: Ed Grabianowski

The Hannibal Lecter Quiz
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About This Quiz

Think all there is to Hannibal Lecter is liver recipes and that creepy face mask? See if you can develop an accurate psychological profile of "Hannibal the Cannibal" with this delicious quiz.
Why is Hannibal always securely restrained, including his face, when he is transported?
He requested the restraints to help him contain his homicidal urges.
He once brutally assaulted and maimed a nurse just using his mouth.
The assault on the nurse is why Lecter is literally muzzled whenever he's transported.
He can pick locks with his teeth.

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What was the nickname of the first serial killer Lecter helped the FBI track down?
Buffalo Bill
the Tooth Fairy
Lecter helped agent Will Graham with the Tooth Fairy case several years before he was consulted on finding Buffalo Bill.
the Milkman

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What physical anomaly was Lecter born with?
a sixth finger on one hand
Lecter removes the extra finger himself while he's a fugitive.
a cleft palate
a club foot

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While a fugitive in France, what name does Lecter use when he is hired as a museum curator?
Monsieur Méchant
Dr. Fell
Lecter takes the name Dr. Fell.
Stanley Martell

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What is Lecter's profession when he's not in prison?
rare art dealer
concert pianist
psychiatrist
Lecter's knowledge of psychiatry makes him valuable to the FBI, but it also makes him incredibly dangerous.

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Why does Lecter kill the flautist in the Baltimore Philharmonic Orchestra?
The flautist inadvertently insults Lecter's sister.
He can't stand the flautist's poor playing.
Lecter has little patience for poor musicianship.
The flautist owes Lecter money.

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What does Mason Verger plan to do to Lecter?
Remove all the skin from his body while keeping him alive.
Allow a pack of trained hogs to tear him apart and eat him.
Verger's plan with the pigs doesn’t pan out.
Brainwash him so he will act as Verger's manservant.

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What meal does Lecter infamously serve to Paul Krendler?
Krendler's own partially dissected brains.
Krendler unwittingly eats part of his own brain.
A stew made from Krendler's wife's organs.
Liver with fava beans and a thoughtful wine pairing.

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What incident is the origin of Lecter's mental state and interest in cannibalism?
He saw a documentary about animals that sometimes eat their own kind to preserve scarce resources.
He saw the movie "Cannibal Ferox" in 1983 in a dingy Times Square theater.
He witnessed his sister killed and eaten by Lithuanian militia at the end of World War II (and may have unknowingly eaten some of her himself).
Lecter's transformation into a murderer, and eventually a cannibal, is closely tied to the fate of his sister, Mischa.

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What country was Hannibal Lecter born in?
England
Lithuania
Lecter's family is Lithuanian nobility.
the United States

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How did Lecter kill fellow prisoner Miggs after Miggs was rude to Clarice Starling?
He convinced Miggs that Miggs could fly, encouraging him to jump off the roof of the prison.
He convinced Miggs to swallow his own tongue.
Miggs' was talked into swallowing his own tongue. To be fair, that thing Miggs did to Starling was super gross.
He rewired the prison electrical system so that Miggs' bed electrocuted him.

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How does Lecter escape the courthouse during the Buffalo Bill case?
He steals a police helicopter.
He is taken away in an ambulance while disguised as an injured cop.
Lecter wore the cop's face and uniform as a horrific disguise, then murdered the paramedics in the ambulance.
He holds the senator hostage until he's given a car and a bag of money.

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In the movie version of "Silence of the Lambs," Lecter gives the FBI the name "Louis Friend" as Buffalo Bill's real identity. What is this an anagram for?
fluoride sin
iron sulfide
Iron sulfide is fool's gold. In the book, Lecter gives a different fake name, "Billy Rubin," which is basically a poop joke.
sinful doer, I

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Why does Lecter commit his first murder, of a butcher?
The butcher is rude to Lecter's aunt.
The butcher dies for making an obscene remark to Lecter's aunt.
The butcher is a patient of Lecter's, and Lecter finds him boring.
The butcher is a known pedophile.

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How are Lecter's parents killed?
His father murders his mother, then hangs himself.
They die in the resulting explosion when Nazis destroy a Russian tank.
They are senselessly killed by Nazis at the end of World War II.
They are killed and eaten by 12-year-old Hannibal.

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What body part was the first that Lecter ever intentionally ate?
liver
thigh meat
cheeks
Lecter sliced off the cheeks of two of his earliest victims and ate the flesh.

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What became of the men who killed and ate Lecter's sister?
Lecter tracked them all down and killed them.
Lecter found and killed every last one of them. Because they were war criminals and there was little evidence, he was never convicted.
Lecter framed them for various crimes, and they were all imprisoned.
Lecter left them all severely disfigured and disabled, but only killed one (accidentally).

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In what city was the last of these men in when Lecter found and killed him?
Montreal
Lecter kills him in Montreal at the end of "Hannibal Rising."
Paris
Baltimore

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What is the Tooth Fairy murderer's real name?
Gary Oates
Stephan Potemkin
Francis Dolarhyde
Dolarhyde is a film and video processor.

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Why is Dolarhyde called the Tooth Fairy?
He pulls teeth from his victim's mouths and leaves silver dollars wedged in their jaws.
Although he is not a cannibal, Dolarhyde has an obsession with biting his victims with a special set of false teeth.
Dolarhyde bites his victims with a set of false teeth.
He sneaks into the rooms of young children at night.

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Dolarhyde's murders are inspired by a painting called "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun." Who painted it?
Hannibal Lecter
William Blake
The painting, based on the Biblical book of Revelations, is part of a series by William Blake.
Franz Anton Maulbertsch

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How does Lecter lead Dolarhyde to FBI agent Graham?
He sends him coded messages in a tabloid called the "Tattler."
Reading the "Tattler" is another of Dolarhyde's many obsessions.
He calls Dolarhyde from the prison phone.
He manipulates Graham into accidentally revealing his address in a TV interview.

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Where did Hannibal Lecter receive his medical degree?
Princeton
Riga Stradiņš University
Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Lecter earned his degree at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore.

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Who eats Mason Verger's face?
Verger's dog
Lecter convinces a drugged Verger to slice his own face off and feed it to his Doberman.
Hannibal Lecter
Verger's pigs

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What is Buffalo Bill's real name?
Jamie Gumb
It's Jamie Gumb who very much would like for you to put the lotion in the basket.
Jacob Raphaeli
Scott Angeli

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Why was Lecter imprisoned and not given the death penalty when he was apprehended for his murders near Baltimore?
He was found insane and confined to a prison for the criminally insane instead of execution.
Psychiatrists have a hard time categorizing exactly what is wrong with Lecter, but they're very sure he's insane.
While serving as his own lawyer, he put on a brilliant defense and avoided the death penalty.
He threatened the district attorney's family, so the DA refused to seek the death penalty.

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What happens to Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter at the end of the "Hannibal" TV series?
They are arrested together and accused of being partners in a series of serial killings.
Graham throws them both off the edge of a cliff.
The series finale is not so much a cliffhanger as a cliff jumper.
They are in a car together when Graham floors the accelerator heading toward a bridge pier.

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What is different about the character of Freddie Loundes in the TV series "Hannibal" compared to the film and novel versions?
The TV version is killed by Lecter instead of by Dolarhyde.
The TV version works for the "Washington Post" instead of a tabloid.
Loundes is a woman in the TV series, while previous versions of the character have been men.
The slovenly, frustrated male reporter from the books and movies is replaced by an ambitious woman in the TV series.

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How does Lecter first meet FBI agent Will Graham in the TV series?
Graham becomes one of Lecter's patients after Graham's daughter is killed by a serial killer.
Lecter is assigned to provide a psychiatric evaluation of Graham while Graham hunts another serial killer.
Lecter starts out working for the FBI to provide psychiatric assistance to agents on stressful cases.
Lecter is a suspect in a case Graham is working.

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What fate is implied for Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier in the "Hannibal" series finale?
She kills Lecter and escapes to South America.
She is arrested by the FBI and brought to trial.
She ends up with Lecter and is somehow made to eat her own leg.
The post-credits scene has her eating her own leg.

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