What Do You Know About The Doppleganger?

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What Do You Know About The Doppleganger? - Quiz

A doppleganger is a look alike of a living person. In movies, dopplegangers are depicted as supernatural beings. In real life, some people, even celebrities have reportedly met their dopplegangers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In some cultures, dopplegangers are often referred to as?

    • A.

      Ancestor

    • B.

      Brothers

    • C.

      Evil twin

    • D.

      Sisters

    Correct Answer
    C. Evil twin
    Explanation
    In some cultures, dopplegangers are often referred to as "evil twin". This term is used to describe a person who looks identical to another but has a sinister or malevolent nature. The concept of dopplegangers or evil twins is often associated with folklore and supernatural beliefs, suggesting that encountering one's evil twin can bring about bad luck or misfortune.

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  • 2. 

    The word doppleganger was first used in a novel by?

    • A.

      Jean Paul

    • B.

      Socrates

    • C.

      Edward Collins

    • D.

      Williams Shakespeare

    Correct Answer
    A. Jean Paul
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jean Paul because the word "doppelganger" was indeed first used in a novel by Jean Paul. The term originated from German literature and was popularized by Jean Paul's novel "Siebenkäs" published in 1796. The term refers to a double or look-alike of a person, often associated with supernatural or eerie connotations.

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  • 3. 

    Who used the doppelganger imagery to explore the duality of human nature?

    • A.

      Socrates

    • B.

      Shakespeare

    • C.

      Aristotle

    • D.

      Lord Byron

    Correct Answer
    D. Lord Byron
    Explanation
    Lord Byron used the doppelganger imagery to explore the duality of human nature. Through his works, he often depicted characters who had a double or a mirror image, representing the conflicting aspects of their personalities. This exploration of duality allowed Byron to delve into the complexities of human nature and the contrasting forces that exist within individuals.

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  • 4. 

    A psychiatric term for the hallucination of seeing one's own body at a distance is called?

    • A.

      Autoscopy

    • B.

      Heautoscopy

    • C.

      Dreamlisis

    • D.

      Parapsychic

    Correct Answer
    B. Heautoscopy
    Explanation
    Heautoscopy is a psychiatric term for the hallucination of seeing one's own body at a distance. This phenomenon is also known as "out-of-body experience" or "autoscopic hallucination." It is a dissociative symptom often associated with neurological or psychiatric conditions, such as epilepsy, migraines, or schizophrenia. During heautoscopy, individuals perceive themselves as separate from their physical body and may report observing themselves from an external perspective. This can be a distressing and disorienting experience, causing confusion and a sense of unreality.

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  • 5. 

    The doppelgänger has been described as a counterpart to the self in the book?

    • A.

      Prometheus Unbound

    • B.

      Life Doubles

    • C.

      Wonders of Nature

    • D.

      Parapsychism

    Correct Answer
    A. Prometheus Unbound
    Explanation
    In the book Prometheus Unbound, the concept of the doppelgänger is described as a counterpart to the self. This means that there is a character or entity that mirrors or represents the main character in some way. The doppelgänger could symbolize different aspects of the self, such as the protagonist's desires, fears, or inner conflicts. It adds depth to the story and allows for exploration of the character's psyche.

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  • 6. 

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky describes the doppelganger as an opposite personality who exploits the character failings of the protagonist to take over his life in his novel?

    • A.

      New Life

    • B.

      The Double

    • C.

      The Way

    • D.

      Double Day

    Correct Answer
    B. The Double
    Explanation
    In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel "The Double," the doppelganger is portrayed as an opposite personality who takes advantage of the protagonist's flaws to usurp his life. This doppelganger embodies the protagonist's suppressed desires and darker side, gradually undermining his sanity and social standing. Through this doppelganger, Dostoyevsky explores themes of identity, duality, and the internal struggle between one's ideal self and their true nature.

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  • 7. 

    In the drama series The Vampire Diaries, who is Katherine Pierce's doppleganger?

    • A.

      Vic

    • B.

      Elena

    • C.

      Matt

    • D.

      Caroline

    Correct Answer
    B. Elena
    Explanation
    In the drama series The Vampire Diaries, Katherine Pierce's doppelganger is Elena. Throughout the show, it is revealed that Elena is a descendant of Katherine and they share an uncanny resemblance. This connection leads to various plotlines and conflicts as Elena becomes entangled in the supernatural world and the love triangle between the Salvatore brothers, Damon and Stefan, just like Katherine did in the past. Elena's doppelganger status plays a crucial role in the overall storyline of the series.

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  • 8. 

    English poet John Donne claimed he saw his wife's doppleganger in Paris in?

    • A.

      1922

    • B.

      1612

    • C.

      1877

    • D.

      1600

    Correct Answer
    B. 1612
  • 9. 

    In Ancient Egyptian mythology, a tangible spirit double having the same memories and feelings as the person to whom the counterpart belongs is referred to as?

    • A.

      Twin

    • B.

      Double

    • C.

      Ka

    • D.

      Dopple

    Correct Answer
    C. Ka
    Explanation
    In Ancient Egyptian mythology, a tangible spirit double having the same memories and feelings as the person to whom the counterpart belongs is referred to as "ka". The ka was believed to be an essential part of a person's soul and would continue to exist after death. It was thought to reside in the body during life and would need to be sustained through offerings in the afterlife. The ka was considered an integral part of a person's identity and was depicted as a double of the individual in artwork and tombs.

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  • 10. 

    Clive Barker told a story of doppelganger tale in his book?

    • A.

      Nature Beings

    • B.

      Supernaturals

    • C.

      Book of Bloods

    • D.

      Supernatural Beings

    Correct Answer
    C. Book of Bloods
    Explanation
    In Clive Barker's book, "Book of Bloods," he tells a story of a doppelganger tale. This suggests that the correct answer is "Book of Bloods."

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