Can You Name Your Zombies?

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Is a Zombie by any other name still a zombie?
You decide.

Can you guess which name fits which story? Take this quiz and see.
1. The name The Revived comes from _______.
a. The Zom-B Chronicles
b. The Walking Dead
c. The Maze Runner
d. Zombie Nation

Answer- a. The Zom-B Chronicles by Darren Shan

2. In Pride. Prejudice and Zombies, a book turned into a movie, the Regency elite call zombies _______
a. Cranks
b. Blasters
c. The Afflicted
d. Unmentionables
Ha! I tried to trick you. There are two answers- c. The Afflicted and d. Unmentionables.

3. In the movie, Army of Darkness, as well as in the TV series Ash vs the Evil Dead the zombies are referred to as _________
a. Walkers
b. Deadites
c. Eternal Walking Nightmare
d. Biters
Answer- b. Deadites
4. In The Maze Runner movie and novel series, the zombies are called_____ by Wicked.
a. Biters
b. Cranks
c. Walkers
d. The Infected
Answer-b Cranks
5. In Other Than, all these names are used to refer to the undead EXCEPT for ________.
a. Biters
b. Shamblers
c. Stitches
d. Sneaks
e. Howlers
Answer- a. Biters

How did you do?

I made up this quiz with the help of this master list that, Michael Sellars, a friend of mine, who writes about the undead, too, compiled with the help of Goodread’s Apocalypse Whenever members.

Afflicted, The (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
Awakened, The (Nod, Adrian Barnes)
Biters (The Walking Dead)
Blasters (Z Nation)
Brain Eaters (A Bloody Bloody Mess in the Wild Wild West, Justin Bienvenue)
Cold Bodies (The Walking Dead)
Cranks (The Maze Runner, James Dashner)
Crazies (The Crazies)
Creepers (The Walking Dead)
Dead Ones (The Walking Dead)
Dead, The (Zone One, Colson Whitehead)
Deadheads (Survival of the Dead)
Deadites (Army of Darkness)
Differently Biotic (The Kiss of Life, Daniel Waters)
Diseased, The (Once Bitten, Twice Die, Antony J. Stanton)
Draugr (Skyrim)
Eaters (Eaters, Michelle DePaepe)
Eternal Walking Nightmare, The (World War Z, Max Brooks)
Exes (Ex-Heroes, Peter Cline)
Ex-Living (Ex-Heroes, Peter Cline)
Ex-People (Ex-Heroes, Peter Cline)
Fence Clingers (The Walking Dead)
Floaters (The Walking Dead)
Flood, The (Halo)
Foamers (Toward the Brink, Craig A. McDonough)
Forged, The (The Farseer Trilogy, Robin Hobb)
Freaks (Enclave, Ann Aguirre)
Geeks (The Walking Dead)
Ghouls (Night of the Living Dead; Fallout 3)
Gimps (The Hospital, Keith C. Blackmore)
Great Impure, The (Once Bitten, Twice Die, Antony J. Stanton)
Howlers (Other Than, Mia Jo Celeste)
Hungries (The Girl with all the Gifts, M.R. Carey)
Hyenas (Hyenas, Michael Sellars)
Infected (Resident Evil and all over the place)
Inferi (Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling)
Jokers (Hyenas)
Lamebrains (The Walking Dead)
Lifeless, The (Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson)
Lurkers (The Walking Dead)
Meat Puppets (The Walking Dead)
Monsters (The Walking Dead)
Mouth-Breathers (Hyenas, Michael Sellars)
Mudo (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan)
Necromorphs (Dead Space)
Phone Crazies (Cell, Stephen King)
Phoners (Cell, Stephen King)
Phytos (Z Nation)
Plague Rat (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan)
Puppies and Kittens (Z Nation — inspired by The Walking Dead)
Reliving, The (Handling the Undead, John Ajvide Lindqvist)
Resurrected, The (Z Nation)
Revenants (The Revenant)
Revitalized, The (Zom-B Chronicles, Darren Shan)
Revived, The (Zom-B Chronicles, Darren Shan)
Roamers (The Walking Dead)
Rotters (The Walking Dead)
Shamblers (Other Than, Mia Jo Celeste)
Skels (Zone One, Colson Whitehead)
Skin-Eaters (The Walking Dead)
Slugs (The Reapers are the Angels, Alden Bell)
Sneaks (Other Than, Mia Jo Celeste)
Speeders (Zombie Fallout, Mark Tufo)
Stitches (Other Than, Mia Jo Celeste)
Turned (Love, Death and Tea, Will Once)
Twats (Hyenas, Michael Sellars)
Unconsecrated, The (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan)
Unmentionables (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
Vectors (Helix)
Walkers (The Walking Dead)
Wights (A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin)
Zapheads (After the Shock, Scott Nicholson)
Zed, The (Waking The Zed, M.L. Katz)

If you know any other zombie monikers, please add them in the comments. Thanks.

11 thoughts on “Can You Name Your Zombies?

    1. Mia Post author

      Alice Audrey,
      I’m surprised myself. I like zombie stories and yet there are names and stories I didn’t know. 😉

  1. CountryDew

    I do not remember zombies in Harry Potter. Now I must go look it up. Otherwise, I am of no help with new ones. Not my thing, I’m afraid.

    1. Mia Post author

      I don’t think the zombies in Harry Potter were standard ones, and there was so many other magical creatures, they probably just blended in. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

    LoL I got one correct. I am terrified of zombies. They creep me out. The only time I can stand to watch something with zombies in it is The Walking Dead. I’m not overly sure why that is though because those are some gross zombies.

  3. herding cats & burning soup

    Pffft I do not know my zombies at all! How bad! I have friends who would ace this, though. lol

    Stopping by from the #GetSocial17 event 🙂 A heads up on the #GetSocial event– I had a blip with the sign up linky (it didn’t request email info from anyone so I couldn’t send yall the kick off post ) so stopping by with the link which has the official linky list everyone can use to visit all the blogs 🙂 Hope you meet some fun new friends during the event! Thanks so much for joining in!

  4. Vicky

    I failed your quiz … miserably. I guess I’m not that familiar with zombies. And while I liked “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter”, I just couldn’t get into “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Have a great weekend.

    P.S. Have you heard of the movie Zombeavers? My daughter wants to know! lol


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