The entire world celebrates Halloween or a version of it, in all cultures under different names. Same principle–the time, poised between the darkness and the light, the veil thins between the living and the dead.
These Halloween trivia questions will test your knowledge of the surprising customs and ideas that attach themselves to all the spooky celebrations and treats we associate with All Saints’ Eve. Fans of Harry Potter must surely know what a Hallow is and why it is significant.
Trivia quizzes are an amusing way to break the ice at parties, and if you are planning a modest event this holiday, then this Halloween Trivia test (with answers) will get your guests talking and laughing.
When you look at Halloween tradition, there is so much that seems hard to understand until you peep into the past and the way things were. Why do we dress up and wear masks? Is it to scare our neighbors into giving us more candy and prevent them from knowing who plays that trick?
Pumpkins came to Europe in the 16th Century, so why is pumpkin carving such a big thing at Halloween? Who was Pumpkin Jack? When you start to ask questions, you find out how many trivial things you know and have just accepted as the way things are around Halloween.
Take trivia quizzes themselves, Halloween trivia quizzes, board games, and pub quizzes–when did that all start? The trivia quiz isn’t that old–1965, but its popularity endures. Most people find it funny to drag out half-remembered facts they once read or dreamed about, and others to misquote Winnie the Pooh are “extraordinarily good guessers.”
This Spooky Halloween Trivia covers popular modern Halloween culture and a sprinkling of surprising facts about Halloween lore and legends. It’s suitable for all ages and is an enjoyable activity to do in between the merriment and festivities.
Finally, why are there so many apple-related games at Halloween? Is it because apples are cheap and plentiful at that time of year? Is it because it is a forbidden fruit that led to the original sin and our fall from grace?
As with so many other customs like knocking on wood (to appease the tree gods), it is the remains of bygone times. The Roman goddess Pomona, a deity of fruits and apples, had a festivity near the end of October, and it is that celebration that gives us all those apple games.
Halloween is fun, spooky, and a blend of overlapping histories and customs. Echoes of the change from paganism to Christianity, magical practice, fertile fruity goddesses, crop festivals, and sinful sweet tooth indulgences. Halloween, All Hallows night, has it all.
Enjoy the questions.
Spooky Halloween Trivia Questions
How many colours of M&Ms are there in a normal candy bag?
There are 6 different colours in a normal M&Ms bag. Mars lists the colour distribution as 10% green, orange, blue, 20% red, yellow and 30% brown.
Where In The World Is Halloween Celebrated With Sugar Skulls?
Mexico as part of the day of the dead celebrations.
Most Popular Halloween Costumes In 2018?
According to Google the popular costumes for Halloween in 2018 was a unicorn followed by a dinosaur.
Halloween 2020 Has A Full Moon, What Type Is It?
A blue moon, it is the second full one in October.
What Year Was The Michael Jackson Hit Thriller launched?
Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was first sung on MTV 2nd December 1983.
Which Phobia Do You Suffer From If You Have An Intense Fear Of Halloween?
They call Halloween phobia samhainophobia. Samhainophobia gets its name from the Celtic Samhain festival.
Transylvania is a region in which country?
Transylvania is a historic area in Romania known locally as Ardeal.
Where does bobbing for apples come from?
Apple bobbing has its origins in the Roman harvest festival honoring the goddess of fruit trees Pomona. The Romans merged their celebrations with the traditional Celt ones.
Where Did Dracula Live?
Bram Stoker based his book on where Dracula lived around Bran Castle in Transylvania.
Which Vegetables Were Originally Used To Make Jack-o’-lanterns?
The Irish used to hollow out turnips and other beats on All Hallows Eve. The candle inside the Jack-o’-lanterns was to ward off bad spirits.
Are Vampire Bats Real?
Three different species of vampire bat's live in Mexico and South America. Drinking half of their body weight a night they don’t kill animals. The bites do cause disease and infection.
In Which Country Did Halloween Begin?
Halloween can trace its origin back 2000 years, Halloween started with the kelt festival Samhain in Eire.
Why Do We Clothe Our Children As Witches, Monsters, And Ghost's On Halloween?
Dressing as monsters and ghosts are to camouflage the child from being stolen by an evil spirit, called guising.
How Do You Kill A Werewolf?
According to mythology a silver bullet will kill a wolfman.
Are Pumpkins Fruit Or Vegetables?
We class a pumpkin as fruit coming from seeds of flowering plants. Vegetables grow from bulbs or roots of plants.
How Many Members In The Addams Family?
There were 8 family members in the Addams family initially which included Gomez and Morticia, uncle Fester, grandmama, Gomez’s Cousin Itt with children Wednesday and Pugsley. Last but not least, Thing.
When Was the release of Horror Movie Classic Halloween?
They released the horror classic Halloween in 1978 by John Carpenter.
Who Wrote The Novel Frankenstein?
The monster story was written by Mary Shelley and published in 1818 on the 1st January.
They made the first Halloween Costumes from?
Historians believe ancient celts used to mark their faces with fire ashes from the sacred bonfire as a Halloween costume.
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