Correct answer is C. Ireland. To keep away spirits and ghosts, it was common in Ireland to place candies in hollowed-out turnips.
2. What is the meaning of the word "hallow" in relation to this holiday?
A. Witch B. Saint C. Candy D. Winter
Correct answer is B. Saint. The Catholic holiday of All Saints Day falls on the last day of October with celebrations for harvest and coming of winter.
3. A popular Halloween candy in the USA, what was the first penny candy to be individually wrapped for sale? A. Hershey Kisses B. Tootsie Rolls C. Peppermint sticks D. Bit-O-Honey
Correct answer is B. Tootsie Rolls The candy was first produced in 1896 and was the first penny candy to be individually wrapped.
4. The ancient Celts believed that evil spirits were roving the countryside on Halloween night. What did they do to protect themselves? A. Burned candy and fruit in a bonfire B. Bobbed for apples C. Wore masks and costumes D. Went door to door giving out treats
Correct answer is C. Wore masks and costumes The ancient Celts wore costumes with masks so evil spirits would not recognize them as humans.
5. All of these celebrities were born on Halloween except one; which one does not belong on the list? A. Michael Landon B. River Phoenix C. John Candy D. Dan Rather
Correct answer is B. River Phoenix All of the men were born on October 31 except for River Phoenix, who died of an alleged drug overdose on Halloween in 1993.
6. There is an old belief that it is good luck to see which of the following on Halloween? A. Spider B. Pumpkin C. Black Cat D. Bat
Correct answer is A. Spider It was once believed that seeing a spider on Halloween indicated that the spirit of a loved one was guarding you from evil spirits.
7. The "Monster Mash", often played around the Halloween holiday, was a 1962 novelty song by which of the following groups? A. David "Doctor" Livingstone and the Tomb-Raiders B. "Sir" Jack O'Lantern and the Pumpkin Smashers C. "Lord" Paul Bearer and the Grave-Diggers D. Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
Correct answer is D. Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers Pickett recorded this holiday favorite in 1962, imitating movie icon Boris Karloff during the song. Other artists have recorded their own versions of the song, including the Beach Boys, The misfits, and the Smashing Pumkins.
8. What was the point of the old Scottish Halloween tradition involving a young woman peeling an apple in one long strip and then throwing it over her shoulder?
A. Protect from plague B. Protect against miscarriage C. Peel formed shape of the first letter of future spouse name D. Would show the number of children she’d have
Correct answer is C. Peel formed shape of the first letter of future spouse name
During a time when a good marriage was most important to women, this practice was a type of divination. It was also thought that if a woman sat in a dark room on Halloween night, she could look into a mirror and see the face of her future husband.
9. If you are afraid of Halloween, it might be said that you suffer from which of the following? A. Samhainophobia B. Chemophobia C. Pumpkinophobia D. Aquaphobia
Correct answer is A. Samhainophobia The phobia derives its name from the Irish festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year.
10. There are pumpkins that are blue instead of orange. A. True B. False
The correct answer is A. True You can make some really neat pumpkins from blue, green, or white pumpkins to create a rainbow effect on your front porch.
Thanks for participating in this Halloween Quiz. I found the quiz online at http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/world/seasonal/halloween.html and only got 5 out of 10 right. Try taking some of the other quizes. (I got 10 out of 10 right on the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown quiz, but Peanuts was always my favorite!)