Are You A Fae Caretaker?

By Kim McDougall
Kim McDougall, Urban Fantasy Author
Kim McDougall, an Urban Fantasy author with a penchant for fantastical creatures and magic, crafts dark and humorous tales for adults. She dreams of talking to animals or shifting into their forms. Kim divides her time between Ontario, Canada, and her quaint farm in Quebec.
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Are You A Fae Caretaker? - Quiz

What would you do if you found an orphaned dragon? Do you know how to barter with a brownie? What would you feed a pygmy kraken? Kyra Greene has to deal with all these problems and more in Dragons Don't Eat Meat.
Now you can test you fae knowledge to see if you would make a good caretaker of otherworldly creatures. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A water nymph is also known as...

    • A.

      Naiad

    • B.

      Dryad

    • C.

      Selkie

    • D.

      Mermaid

    Correct Answer
    A. Naiad
    Explanation
    A water nymph is also known as a Naiad.

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  • 2. 

    A basilisk is a chimera of what 2 animals?

    • A.

      Turkey & snake

    • B.

      Crocodile & emu

    • C.

      Snake & chicken

    • D.

      Raccoon & lizard

    Correct Answer
    C. Snake & chicken
    Explanation
    A basilisk is a chimera of a snake and a chicken. In mythology, the basilisk is often depicted as a serpent-like creature with a rooster's head. It is known for its ability to kill with a single glance and its association with venom and death. The combination of a snake and a chicken creates a unique and fearsome creature in folklore and fantasy.

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  • 3. 

    A green man is a symbol of...

    • A.

      Nature

    • B.

      Harvest

    • C.

      Wine & ale

    • D.

      Fertility & rebirth

    Correct Answer
    D. Fertility & rebirth
    Explanation
    A green man is a symbol of fertility and rebirth because the color green is often associated with growth and renewal. The green man is often depicted as a face made up of leaves, vines, or other vegetation, representing the cycle of life and the regenerative power of nature. This symbol is commonly found in ancient mythology and folklore, where it is associated with the changing seasons, the abundance of crops, and the renewal of life after winter.

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  • 4. 

    A selkie is what kind of shape-shifter?

    • A.

      Human/fox

    • B.

      Human/seal

    • C.

      Elf/otter

    • D.

      Elf/weasel

    Correct Answer
    B. Human/seal
    Explanation
    A selkie is a type of shape-shifter that can transform between a human and a seal. In folklore, selkies are said to be seals when in the water, but can shed their seal skin to become human on land. They are often depicted as beautiful and enchanting creatures, and their stories often revolve around love and longing. This explanation fits with the traditional understanding of selkies in mythology and folklore.

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  • 5. 

    A blue-cap fae is known for...

    • A.

      Stealing children

    • B.

      Weaving

    • C.

      Warning miners of cave-ins

    • D.

      Drunkenness and debauchery

    Correct Answer
    C. Warning miners of cave-ins
    Explanation
    A blue-cap fae is known for warning miners of cave-ins. This suggests that the blue-cap fae has a protective role in the mining community. They are likely to have some kind of supernatural ability to sense or predict cave-ins, and they use this ability to alert miners and prevent accidents. This behavior highlights their concern for the safety and well-being of the miners, making them a valuable and respected figure in the mining folklore.

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  • 6. 

    The banshee’s cry is an omen of what?

    • A.

      Death

    • B.

      Plague

    • C.

      Bad weather

    • D.

      War

    Correct Answer
    A. Death
    Explanation
    The banshee's cry is believed to be an omen of death. In Irish and Scottish folklore, the banshee is a supernatural being who wails and cries to forewarn of an impending death in a family. This eerie cry is said to be heard before someone close to the family passes away. Therefore, the correct answer is death.

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  • 7. 

    What is a good thing to bargain with in a fae forfeit?

    • A.

      A daisy

    • B.

      A song or story

    • C.

      Hallucinogenic mushrooms

    • D.

      Wine, ale or mead

    Correct Answer
    B. A song or story
    Explanation
    In fae folklore, it is often believed that the fae have a deep appreciation for music, storytelling, and the arts. They are known to be captivated by the beauty and enchantment of a well-crafted song or story. Therefore, offering a song or story as a bargaining tool in a fae forfeit would likely be seen as a valuable and desirable offering to them.

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  • 8. 

    What is Bifrost?

    • A.

      Fungal infection

    • B.

      Ice giant

    • C.

      Scurvy

    • D.

      Rainbow Bridge

    Correct Answer
    D. Rainbow Bridge
    Explanation
    Bifrost is commonly referred to as the Rainbow Bridge in Norse mythology. It is a bridge that connects Asgard, the realm of the gods, with Midgard, the realm of humans. The bridge is described as being a rainbow, which explains why the correct answer is "Rainbow Bridge."

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  • 9. 

    Who is Fenrir?

    • A.

      A giant wolf

    • B.

      God of cooking and spirits

    • C.

      A trickster

    • D.

      A fairy king

    Correct Answer
    A. A giant wolf
    Explanation
    Fenrir is a mythical creature in Norse mythology known as a giant wolf. He is the offspring of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboda. Fenrir is depicted as a fearsome and powerful wolf, often associated with destruction and chaos. He plays a significant role in various Norse legends, including the prophecy of his eventual role in the events of Ragnarok, the end of the world.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is a fairy realm?

    • A.

      Gallavant

    • B.

      Dominion

    • C.

      Underhill

    • D.

      Oberon

    Correct Answer
    C. Underhill
    Explanation
    Underhill is a fairy realm because it is a well-known and frequently referenced location in folklore and fantasy literature. It is often depicted as an underground or hidden realm where fairies and other magical creatures reside. The name "Underhill" itself suggests a place beneath the ground, further reinforcing its association with the fairy realm.

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  • 11. 

    A satyr is half human and half…

    • A.

      Horse

    • B.

      Fish

    • C.

      Bear

    • D.

      Goat

    Correct Answer
    D. Goat
    Explanation
    A satyr is a mythological creature that is often depicted as having the upper body of a human and the lower body of a goat. This includes having goat horns and goat legs. Therefore, the correct answer is goat.

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  • 12. 

    What do dragons eat?

    • A.

      Gold

    • B.

      Humans

    • C.

      French fries

    • D.

      Anything they want

    Correct Answer
    D. Anything they want
    Explanation
    Dragons are mythical creatures known for their immense power and dominance. As they possess the ability to fly and breathe fire, they are not limited by their environment or prey availability. Therefore, they can consume anything they desire, making "Anything they want" the correct answer. This implies that dragons have no specific dietary restrictions and can feast on a wide range of food sources, be it animals, plants, or even inanimate objects.

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Kim McDougall |Urban Fantasy Author |
Kim McDougall, an Urban Fantasy author with a penchant for fantastical creatures and magic, crafts dark and humorous tales for adults. She dreams of talking to animals or shifting into their forms. Kim divides her time between Ontario, Canada, and her quaint farm in Quebec.
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