How well do you know Frankenstein's monster?

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Frankenstein's monster is all up in your pop culture, fighting werewolves and letting you know what he thinks about fire (it's bad). So grab a torch, storm the walls of this quiz, and see if you have what it takes to come out the victor.

Let's start by testing your old-school book knowledge. The original 1818 novel "Frankenstein" begins and ends in what setting?

You wouldn't know it from watching the early Frankenstein films, but Mary Shelley's original novel begins and ends amid the Arctic wastes.

We've been making Frankenstein movies for more than a century. Which famous inventor produced the 1910 silent film "Frankenstein"?

The 1910 version of "Frankenstein" was produced by Edison Films. But don't count Tesla out; the 1931 take on "Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff features an actual Tesla coil built by the then 75-year-old inventor.

Has Frankenstein's monster ever battled a giant Japanese monster? You bet he has. Which creature does he take on in the 1965 film "Frankenstein Conquers the World"?

An enormous Frankenstein's monster battled the four-legged, reptilian Baragon, who went on to appear in other Japanese Kaiju (giant monster) films.

It's the last mental image you want kicking around your brain, but which of the following Frankenstein films received an X rating upon its release in 1973?

"Andy Warhol's Frankenstein" earned the X for its use of sex and violence, while the 1990 black comedy "Frankenhooker" earned an R. Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," however, is fun for the whole family.

Cereal maker General Mills has produced several monster-themed breakfast foods over the years. Which cereal mascot is based on Frankenstein's monster?

Yes, Franken Berry emerged from the General Mills laboratories. Although supposedly delicious, the red food coloring in the cereal produced a harmless (but visibly alarming) condition known as "Franken Berry stool, " according to a 1971 article in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal.

British actor Tim Curry famously played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," but he also played Victor Frankenstein in which video game?

Yep, the 1996 PC game "Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster" stars Tim Curry as Victor Frankenstein while you control the monster.

Naturally, Frankenstein's monster has found his way into comic books numerous times. The Eisner Award-winning "Doc Frankenstein" series is penned by which pair of filmmaking siblings?

You probably know them for their "Matrix" films, but Andy and Lana Wachowski (known as Larry when the "Matrix" films were made) also write the series "Doc Frankenstein," which features a gunslinging Frankenstein's monster.

You'd expect Alice Cooper to get along well with Frankenstein's monster. Which of the following is NOT an actual Alice Cooper song?

Alice Cooper's discography features both "Teenage Frankenstein" and "Feed my Frankenstein."

Let's rock out some more. Frankenstein is featured in the lyrics to which of the following songs?

Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" is an instrumental, and Monster Mash doesn't directly mention the "F" word. "Another Saturday Night," however, does mention a "cat named Frankenstein."

Frankenstein's monster, played by comedian Phil Hartman, occasionally appeared on "Saturday Night Live" alongside what two equally language-challenged characters?

Frankenstein's monster chummed around with Tonto and Tarzan. If nothing else, they seemed to share a love for Christmas carols.

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