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. Jodie Foster and the dude that wrote Amityville Horror
2. Stephen King
3. William Jonathon
4. Jonathan Williams
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. Thanksgiving, because you should be thankful when eating your friends and family.
2. Easter, because eating hard boiled eggs gets old after awhile.
3. Labor Day, because kidnapping, torturing, and eating innocent people requires a fair amount of work.
4. Christmas and what a Christmas it was!
5. Valentine's Day. When you really want to tell someone you love them!

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 Bob
2. Baltimore Bill
3. Buffalo Bob
4. Baltimore Brian
5. Buffalo Bill

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. Chris Isaak
3. John Mellencamp
4. Harry Connick Jr
5. Leonard Cohen

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

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