This thrilling psychological movie was released in 1991 and people have been putting moths on their mouths and then taking selfies ever since. Knock it off. You look stupid. And you probably have moth rabies now.

Anywho, you think you know The Silence Of The Lambs like the back of your hand? News flash, Clarice. That’s not a wart on the back of your hand. You dropped some coleslaw there more than a week ago. Nonetheless, let’s test your knowledge of this classic thriller with a challenging 5-IQ Quiz.

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That's not a lamb, ok? It's a moth. A scary skull moth that, according to Wikipedia, lives for the sole purpose of pooping in people's mouths. True story.

1 - The movie was based on the 1988 novel by the same name. Who wrote it?

I know what you're thinking. No, I did not write it.
1. William Jonathon
2. Jonathan Williams
3. Stephen King
4. Jodie Foster and the dude that wrote Amityville Horror
5. Thomas Harris

2 - The Silence of the Lambs was released in the United States on which of the following holidays? Yeah, seriously. A real fan would know the answer to this.

Have you been naughty or nice?
1. Labor Day, because kidnapping, torturing, and eating innocent people requires a fair amount of work.
2. Easter, because eating hard boiled eggs gets old after awhile.
3. Thanksgiving, because you should be thankful when eating your friends and family.
4. Valentine's Day. When you really want to tell someone you love them!
5. Christmas and what a Christmas it was!

3 - City + Name always makes a great nickname. Unless you're from the small town of Anus, France.

Clarice interviews Hannibal Lecter in an effort to hunt down a serial killer nicknamed...

It puts the lotion on it's skin...
1. Baltimore Bill
2. Buffalo Bill
3. Baltimore Bob
4. Buffalo Bob
5. Baltimore Brian

4 - Have you forgotten that the character listed in the credits as "SWAT Commander" was played by this famous singer/songwriter/actor? I bet you have.

Who could it be now?
1. One of the Blowfish from Hootie and the Blowfish
2. John Mellencamp
3. Leonard Cohen
4. Chris Isaak
5. Harry Connick Jr

5 - The success of The Silence of the Lambs led to two prequels and one sequel. Like Star Wars but with more cannibalism and less Ewoks (thank God!). Let's just see if you know the names of these other movies (from The Silence of the Lambs, not Star Wars).

1. Red Dragon, Hannibal Rising, Hannibal
2. Fire Dragon, Hannibal On Fire, Hannibal
3. Pete The Dragon, Hannibal Rising, Hannibal
4. Red Dragon, Hannibal Rising, Hannibal The Cannibal
5. Red Dragon, Hannibal Rising Up, Hannibal

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