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30 Halloween Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

30 Hallowe’en Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Halloween Quiz  Fun and educational, this Hallowe’en quiz offers 25 questions (with answers) about one of Britain’s most popular traditional festivals. From the easy to the tough, this range of puzzling questions should challenge even the most knowledgeable of Hallowe’en experts. It’s great for seasonal parties!

Trivia Questions

1. On which date does Hallowe’en fall? October 31st

2. What is the word Hallowe’en an abbreviation of? All Hallow’s Eve

3. What is a group of witches called? A coven

4. What would you traditionally bob for at Hallowe’en parties? Apples

5. Where did bobbing for apples originate? Ancient Rome

6 What is the traditional name for a pumpkin with a face carved into it, when it is illuminated from within by a candle? Jack O’ Lantern

7. What were Jack O’Lanterns carved from before pumpkins were used? Turnips

8. Which song was a 1973 hit for Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers? (Lyric clue: It was a graveyard smash.) “Monster Mash”

9. Where do real vampire bats live? North and South America

10. List the signs that someone’s a werewolf. Their eyebrows meet in the middle; they have hairy palms and/or a long middle finger; they turn hairy in the moonlight.

11. Who wrote the novel “Dracula”? Bram Stoker

12. Count Dracula is based on a real person from history—what was his name? Vlad Dracula, a prince also nicknamed Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler

13. Name the country over which Vlad Dracula once ruled, which still considers him a national hero. Romania

14. Some people claim to be real vampires: true or false? True

15. Hallowe’en was first celebrated by who? Druids

16. When were Hallowe’en greetings cards first made—1600s, 1700s, 1800s or 1900s? 1900s

17. Who wrote the novel “Frankenstein”? Mary Shelley

18. What was Dr. Frankenstein’s first name? Victor

19. Why did the tradition of fancy dress for Hallowe’en begin? So that when evil spirits see you, they’ll think you’re one of them and leave you alone.

20. The Celts believed that the lord of the dead travelled the earth on Hallowe’en. What was his name? Samana or Herne the Hunter

21. What is the traditional name for Herne the Hunter’s shrieking band of witches, goblins and ghosts who ride through the skies on Hallowe’en? The Wild Hunt

22. What does the old English word “Hallow” mean? Saint

23. By what name is midnight also known? The witching hour

24. Who wrote the novel called “The Witching Hour”? Anne Rice

25. Name Anne Rice’s famous blond, French vampire. Lestat de Lioncourt

26. Lambs Wool was once a popular Hallowe’en drink made of milk and crushed, roasted . . . what? Apples

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