Halloween Quiz

Can you test your knowledge of scary pop culture?

Halloween Quiz: Questions and Answers
Question: Where does Halloween come from?
Answer- An ancient festival to celebrate the dead
Question: What do you call a fear of Halloween?
Answer- Samhainophobia
Question: What fruit would you go bobbing for at Halloween?
Answer- Apples
Question: What is the traditional name for Herne the Hunter’s shrieking band of witches, goblins and ghosts who ride through the skies on Halloween? 
Answer- The Wild Hunt
Question: By what name is midnight also known? 
Answer- The witching hour
Question: Lamb’s Wool was once a popular Halloween drink made of milk and crushed, roasted . . . what? 
Answer- Apples
Question: What do pumpkins grow on—stalks, trees, vines or bushes? 
Answer- Vines
Question: Shakespeare’s three witches from Macbeth were also known as . . . what? 
Answer- The Weird Sisters
Question: What is the other, traditional name for a broomstick? 
Answer- A besom
Question: Where were witches believed to fly to on their broomsticks, on Halloween? 
Answer- The Grand Sabbat
Question: According to the contemporary witchcraft religion of Wicca, is a male witch known as  
Answer- A witch
Question: Name the famous ghost of Great Windsor Park, who’s most often seen riding through the grounds on Halloween?
Answer- Herne the Hunter
Question: Which country celebrates The Day of the Dead instead of Halloween, which includes the tradition of passing a live person in a coffin through streets? 
Answer- Mexico
Question: Which magical characters must be appeased with offerings of biscuits and a saucer of milk? 
Answer- House elves
Question: What is the traditional Scottish name for Halloween, which derives from the name of Celtic god Samana? 
Answer- Samhain
Question: If you’re ever invited inside a fairy mound, what must you never do? 
Answer- Eat or drink
Question: Why is it dangerous to step into a fairy ring formed of mushrooms?
Answer- The fairies might steal you away
Question: Who chased Ichabod Crane through Sleepy Hollow? 
Answer- all are the same person
Question: Christmas is Britain’s most commercially-successful festival. What is the second? 
Answer- Halloween
Question: What walks abroad on Halloween?
Answer- All of these
Question: To protect yourself from evil on Halloween, what common kitchen ingredient would you carry in your pocket?
Answer- Salt
Question: What is the day after Halloween called? 
Answer- All Souls Day
Question: Which are the two colours most often associated with Halloween today? 
Answer- Black and orange
Question: In what country was the first written account of children using the phrase “trick or treat” on Halloween?
Answer- Canada
Question: In what country did carving jack o’ lanterns originate?
Answer- Ireland
Question: In the USA how many pieces of candy are most commonly handed out to trick or treaters?
Answer- 2 pieces
Question: In what American state is it illegal to dress up like a priest or a nun ?
Answer- Alabama

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