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Revelations Can Be Fun!

  1. Put the following events of the Last Days in order, according to Revelations.

  2. What is the etymological derivation of "Armageddon"? What is its purpose in the Apocalypse?

  3. According to the Bible, who or what are Gog and Magog?

Other Ends of Days

  1. When Ragnarok arrives, the most famous Norse gods will kick the bucket. How will Thor die?

  2. What is the name of the wolf whose appearance heralds Ragnarok? What does he do?

Culture Ends It All

  1. What instruments were Messaien's Quartet for the End of Time scored for? Why?

  2. What did "the end of time" mean for Messaien?

  3. What is special about Scriabin's composition "Preparation for the Final Mystery"?

  4. How is the end of the world depicted in the movie "Last Night"?

  5. In the movie Book of Life, some of the seven seals are opened on December 31, 1999. How are they opened?

  6. List the recent novels describing the apocalypse authored by LaHaye and Jenkins.

  7. What are the names of Apocalyptica's cellos?

  8. According to Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, who unleashed the four horsemen of the apocalypse?

  9. According to Highlander: The Series (There can be only some!), who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

  10. Fill in the blank: "The other night I dreamt _________ jellybean, Boom!

  11. Humanity has met its demise in many ways. Name the film or piece of literature which includes each apocalypse, armageddon, or major catastrophe.

    1. Ice-nine freezes all water into a solid at room temperature.

    2. A computer program prints out a list of God's names.

    3. With a whimper.

    4. Time-travelling stewardesses accidentally break the space-time continuum, with the help of Kris Kristofferson.

    5. The Earth is blasted by aliens constructing an interstellar bypass.

    6. The Earth is blasted by shiny blue aliens.

    7. People read a very scary, very popular, very evil book.

    8. General Jack D. Ripper successfully defends the purity of American bodily fluids from Communists.

    9. A genetically engineered disease kills 95% of the earth's population, and someone not unlike the Devil marshals his forces in Las Vegas.

    10. Aliens that prove to be the best sex partners ever move to Earth, and all civilization stops as everyone turns to constant sex.

    11. A really big rock hits the earth, and even President Tom Beck is helpless.

    12. Aliens blow up major world monuments, and even President Thomas J. Whitmore is helpless.

    13. Aliens blow up major world monuments, and even President Dale is helpless.

    14. Gigantic grasshoppers eat Chicago.

    15. The deaths of two Canadians releases Satan.

  12. Here are prophecies and vaguely prophetic statements. Tell us who uttered these forebodings.

    1. The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere 
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned

    2. I do not know how many generations we can count on before the Lord returns.

    3. When a man walks upon the lamp of the night [the Moon], Islam will fail.

    4. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will followuntil all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

    5. An incandescent column of smoke and flame
      As bright as 10,000 suns
      Rose in all its splendor

    6. The great swarm of bees shall arise
      But from where they come from shall not be known
      Beneath the vines the sentinel will be ambushed at night
      A city will be betrayed by five tongues not naked.

    7. The baths of Badon shall grow cold, and their salubrious waters engender death. London shall mourn for the death of twenty thousand; and the river Thames shall be turned into blood.

    8. I see wars, horrible wars, and the Tiber foaming with much blood!

  13. What piece of art was used for the cover of this bonus? Name the original horsemen, left to right.

  14. Now name the "altered" horsemen, and the source for them.

  15. When will the world end? Why?