Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time to start buying candy and planning your costumes. But even if you have been celebrating it since you were a kid, how much do you really know about this spooky event? Put your Halloween knowledge to the test with these fun and challenging Halloween trivia questions.
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29 Fun Halloween Trivia Questions
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Q: In which country did Halloween originate?
Which Catholic Church holiday is Halloween linked to?
Q: All Saints (Hallows) Day
Q: Why is the jack-o'-lantern associated with Halloween?
A: It is the name of a ghostly spirit from Irish folklore.
Q: What is a "pagan" holiday?
A: A holiday not based on Christianity
Q: The day before Halloween is known as what?
A: Mischief Night
Q: The word Halloween comes from which Old English words?
A: "All Hallows' Eve."
Q: What do they call Halloween in Spain?
A: El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day)
Q: What is the origin of the jack-o'-lantern?
A: A tale from Irish folklore
Q: Which traditional Halloween game has its origins in a Roman harvest festival that honored the goddess of fruit trees, Pamona?
A: Bobbing for apples.
Q: What type of demon, originating from Arab mythology supposedly robs graveyards and feeds on human beings?
A: A ghoul.
Q: Which two colors are traditionally associated with Halloween?
A: Orange and black.
Q: And what do the two colors represent?
A: Orange represents the Fall harvest and black represents death.
Q: Which author wrote the novel Dracula?
A: Bram Stoker.
Q: Do pumpkins grow in the ground, on vines, or on trees?
A: On vines.
Q: ‘Guising’ is the Scottish and Irish equivalent of which Halloween tradition?
A: Trick or treating.
Q: Where is the world’s longest haunted house?
A: The Haunted Cave in Lewisburg, Ohio, is a whopping 3,564 feet long and located 80 feet underground!
Q: What should a person wear to trick evil spirits during Halloween?
A: Masks and Costume
Q: Which real-life historical figure formed the basis for Dracula?
A: Vlad the Impaler
Q: What is a male witch called?
A: A warlock
Q: What does the name “Dracula” mean?
A: Son of the Dragon
Q: What were Jack-o-Lanterns originally carved out of ?
Q: The round orange pumpkins that are used for most jack o’ lanterns today are native to what continent?
A: North America
Q: What was Dr. Frankenstein’s first name?
Q: By what name is midnight also known?
A: The witching hour
Q: What is the title of a witch’s pet cat or toad?
A: A familiar
Q: Shakespeare's three witches from Macbeth were also known as . . . what?
A: The Weird Sisters
Q: What is the other, traditional name for a broomstick?
A: A besom
Q: Some people claim to be real vampires: true or false?
Q: Where do real vampire bats live?
A: North and South America