World Of The Unknown: Monsters Quiz

March 25, 2024 1:00 AM ‐ ParanormalGamesBooks
The World of The Unknown: Monsters
Many of us will remember flicking through a copy of Usborne's classic picture book 'The World Of The Unknown: Monsters' and being wowed by the fantastical creatures it introduced us to. But how much can you still recall about these beasts? We've put together 20 tricky question base on the book that was originally published in 1977.

1. The book's opening line tells us that the 'term' monster comes from the Latin word 'monstrum', but what does it mean?

2. Which 'smoke-like' monster was blamed for causing sandstorms in the Middle East?

3. What was the sea monster called that Chinese sailors tried to scare away with the smell of burning feathers?

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4. According to Greek mythology, how did Odysseus and his men escape from the cyclops' cave?

5. What was the name of the beautiful women with bird's wings that are said to lure sailors in Greek mythology?

6. What did the Greeks call the monster that was a man with the head of a ferocious bull?

7. What was the name of the female monster said to be so hideous that anyone who looked at her would turn to stone?

8. What was the name of the first monster that Beowulf killed?

9. According to the book, what was 'the fiercest beast to walk the Earth?'

10. We're told in the book that Britain once had two types of dragon, which colours were they said to be?

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11. What was the name of the fishing boat attacked by a serpent in the North Sea?

12. What word did the Norse use to describe a giant sea creature?

13. What colour was the 20-metre-long giant squid illustrated in the book?

14. Which 'shaggy' creature has been spotted in the Himalayan mountains?

15. In 1951, an explorer photographed a yeti footprint near the boarder between Nepal and Tibet, what was his nationality?

16. On which continent is the 'hairy giant' Sasquatch most frequently reported?

17. According to the book, what was the name of the photographer who captured Bigfoot on film in Bluff Creek valley in 1967?

18. The book includes a famous black and white photo that is alleged to show the Loch Ness monster's head emerging from murky waters, but who took it?

19. Which of these does NOT feature on the page on man-made monsters?

20. Which creature is defined as a "ferocious watchdog that guarded the gates of hell?"


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