A Quiz About Cannibalism

A very morbid but nonetheless interesting topic. Can you answer these questions relating to cannibalism? Includes questions relating to cannibals from mythology, fiction, history, music and the animal kingdom.
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Last updated: March 15, 2024
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The word "Cannibal" is derived from the name of this Amerindian ethnic group, as is a sea in the Americas.
Famous fictional cannibal, memorably portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in a 1991 film.
Hannibal Lecter
Infamous real life cannibal and serial killer, the subject of a 2022 Netflix series.
Jeffrey Dahmer
This Pacific island nation was known as "the Cannibal Isles" by Europeans during colonial times.
British pop rock/progressive soul band who had several hits in the 1980s, including "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing".
Fine Young Cannibals
The remote Korowhai people of this country are alleged to still practice ritual cannibalism to this day as a punishment for sorcery.
Papua New Guinea
Well known death metal band whose music has been banned in several countries due to their graphic cover art and lyrics.
Cannibal Corpse
Extinct hominid and close relative of humans, believed to have practiced cannibalism.
Close living relative of humans known to practice cannibalism, especially of infants.
The Aghori are a monastic order of ascetics from this country who practice ritual cannibalism of the dead.
Infamous 1980 Italian horror film set in the Amazon. It is banned in several countries, and innovated the "found footage" style of film making.
Cannibal Holocaust
WW2 siege lasting 872 days, which resulted in some of those besieged resorting to cannibalism in order to survive.
Siege of Leningrad
1973 dystopian science fiction film about a processed food product secretly made from human beings, and featuring the famous line "________ _____ is people!".
Soylent Green
1999 science fiction movie where humans are unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality by machines and are intravenously force fed liquified human remains.
The Matrix
Two notorious African dictators allegedly practiced cannibalism. One was the self declared emperor of the Central African Empire, and the other was president of Uganda. Can you name either one?
Jean-Bédel Bokassa or
Idi Amin
In Greek mythology, this Titan was the father of the Olympian Gods and devoured his own children to prevent being overthrown.
Animals well known to practice sexual cannibalism, the female devouring the male after copulation.
Spiders and mantises
Group of American pioneers who spent the winter of 1846-1847 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, some of the migrants resorting to eating the dead in order to survive.
Donner Party
German fairy tale collected by the brothers Grimm, featuring a witch who lures children into her gingerbread house in order to cook and eat them.
Hansel and Gretel
A rare, incurable, and fatal neurodegenerative disorder caused by the consumption of infected human brain tissue.
Malevolent spirit from Native American folklore that can possess humans and fill them with insatiable greed and a hunger for human flesh.
American mountain man, Old West gunfighter and serial killer known as the Kentucky Cannibal, hanged in 1864 for his crimes.
Levi Boone Helm
Fictional barber who murders his customers with a straight razor and gives their corpses to Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime, who bakes their flesh into meat pies.
Sweeney Todd
In 1972 a Uruguayan flight crashed into the Andes, the survivors resorting to eating their dead in order to survive their 72 day ordeal. Can you name the film based upon these events?
The male of this animal will often kill and eat the young of rival males to allow it to sire its own young.
1977 horror film directed by Wes Craven and featuring a family of savage cannibals who attack a suburban family stranded in the Nevada desert. Also the subject of a 2006 remake.
The Hills Have Eyes
Scottish legend, which inspired the above movie, about a cave dwelling cannibal and his incestuous family, who waylaid travelers and are said to have eaten 1,000 people.
Sawney Bean
This U.S. president was a pilot in WW2 and was one of nine to survive being shot down during bombing raids on Chichi-jima. He escaped, but the remaining eight were executed, their livers and organs eaten by senior officers of the Imperial Japanese Army.
George H.W. Bush
Level 66
Apr 15, 2023
You could add Alexander Pearce. No-one believed him.
Level 58
Apr 15, 2023
Just read about him, interesting story! I may add him later depending on how the current questions go.