Test your knowledge of the popular celebration with these Halloween trivia questions and answersHalloween Trivia Questions And Answers

Observed on the 31st October each year, Halloween is a popular celebration, especially with children. That's because they get the chance to dress up in scary costumes and go trick and treating. Of course, the big kids among us get to dress up too!

But how much do you know about the celebration?

Try these fun Halloween trivia questions (with answers) and find out!

Q. Which traditional Halloween game has its origins in a Roman harvest festival that honored the goddess of fruit trees, Pamona?

Reveal Answer

A. Bobbing for apples.

Q. Which large fruit is carved to make Jack-o-lanterns?

Reveal Answer

A. The pumpkin.

Q. What does the word "hallow" mean in relation to Halloween?

Reveal Answer

A. Saint or holy person.

Q. What type of demon, originating from Arab mythology supposedly robs graveyards and feeds on human beings?

Reveal Answer

A. A ghoul.

Q. Which two colors are traditionally associated with Halloween?

Reveal Answer

A. Orange and black.

Q. And what do the two colors represent?

Reveal Answer

A. Orange represents the Fall harvest and black represents death.

Q. Which author wrote the novel Dracula?

Reveal Answer

A. Bram Stoker.

Q. From which other two words do we get the word bonfire?

Reveal Answer

A. Bone and fire.

Q. According to legend, what does it mean if you see a spider on Halloween?

Reveal Answer

A. That a loved one is watching over you.

Q. With which Catholic holiday is Halloween associated?

Reveal Answer

A. All Saints' Day.

Q. In which country did Halloween originate?

Reveal Answer

A. Ireland.

Q. Do pumpkins grow in the ground, on vines, or on trees?

Reveal Answer

A. On vines.

Q. According to legend, what special ability are people who were born on Halloween supposed to possess?

Reveal Answer

A. The ability to communicate with the dead.

Q. Which actress played Laurie Strode in the original Halloween movie?

Reveal Answer

A. Jamie Lee Curtis.

Q. And what is the name of the killer in that movie?

Reveal Answer

A. Michael Myers.

Q. 'Guising' is the Scottish and Irish equivalent of which Halloween tradition?

Reveal Answer

Trick or treating.

Q. What is the fear of Halloween called?

Reveal Answer

A. Samhainophobia.

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