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Stephen King's "The Shining" Part 1

First published in 1977, "The Shining" tells the story of a young family hired to care for the Overlook Hotel, a large building left empty and isolated during stormy winter months. Though young Danny, through his psychic gift known as "the shining", is warned of terrible things to come at the Overlook, the three-person family has no idea just how many viciously evil spirits reside at the hotel. This quiz deals with characters and events introduced or described in part 1 ("Prefatory Matters"), part 2 ("Closing Day"), and/or part 3 ("The Wasps' Nest") of the novel "The Shining".


 

Quiz ID:#19329
Fun:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:** (1.6)
Category:Literature
Created By:empyAca******

 

 

 



#1   Which member of the Torrance family is personally hired to care for the Overlook Hotel during the winter months?







#2   Stuart Ullman says, of the Overlook, "Vanderbilts have stayed here, and Rockefellers, and Astors, and Du Ponts. Four Presidents have stayed in the Presidential Suite." Name the four presidents.







#3   Mr. Ullman tells Jack about a tragedy that happened at the Overlook during the winter of 1970-1971. Who was the caretaker during that time?







#4   How old is Danny Torrance?







#5   What nickname do the Torrances use for Danny?







#6   Why was Jack fired from his job as a debate team coach and English teacher at a prep school in Vermont?







#7   Danny talks with someone no one else can see, someone who shows Danny the whereabouts of missing objects and potential futures. What does Danny call this person?







#8   In a vision of the future, what word does Danny see repeatedly?







#9   Dick Hallorann, the head cook at the Overlook, warns Danny about two things at the hotel. What are they?







#10   Jack Torrance has an ongoing battle with what?







#11   Danny first hears the term "shining" from Dick Hallorann. Where did Dick first hear it?







#12   Along with spending time with his family, repairing the roof, setting mouse traps, and watching the boiler, Jack plans to spend his time at the Overlook doing what?







#13   What object found at the Overlook is used to decorate Danny's room?







#14   Something in the halls of the Overlook scares Danny. What is it?







#15   Wendy fears and dislikes her mother. Which member of his own family does Jack feel the same way about?







#16   While working alone, Jack sees something seemingly impossible. What is it?







#17   Why is Jack almost fired from working at the hotel?







#18   Danny is attacked inside the hotel. Who or what tries to strangle the boy?







 

 


   



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