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QUESTIONS


  1. According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, who would you see?
  2. The average American Household spends how much on Halloween Candy each year?
  3. What kind of plant is a ‘Death Cap’?
  4. What was the name of the pub in the film An American Werewolf In London?
  5. Which grave robbing Edinburgh duo supplied dead bodies to the anatomist Dr. Robert Knox?
  6. What is the name of the day that follows Halloween?
  7. According to legend, what is the most common way of becoming a werewolf?
  8. Which 20-year-old authoress wrote the novel Frankenstein about a creature that ultimately destroys its creator?
  9. Formed in the U.K. in 1905, which organisation has a Latin motto that is translated as “Not apt to disclose secrets”?
  10. Whose music provided the soundtrack to the film The Exorcist?
  11. Which Celtic Festival was the pre Christian forerunner of Halloween?
  12. Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and which other female star were ‘The Witches of Eastwick’?
  13. Which traditional Halloween pastime is thought to derive from the symbol of the Pomona, the Roman Goddess of fruit and gardens?
  14. Which Seventh Century Pope designated November 1 st All Saints Day?
  15. How did French Explorer Jacques Cartier describe pumpkins in 1584
  16. How is All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day collectively known?
  17. Are pumpkins fruits or vegetables?
  18. What Halloween Prop comes from an Irish Myth about ‘Stingy Jack’?
  19. What Autumn Celebration in ancient England came in when worshipping saints ended in the Puritan Church?
  20. What is the traditional Irish dish of Barnbrack
  21. Where is Count Dracula’s Castle located?
  22. The name Halloween is of Scottish origin, but what is it short for?
  23. Who played Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s horror movie ‘
  24. Who wrote the short story entitled ‘The Black Cat’ in 1843
  25. Who played the eponymous role in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’?
  26. Who wrote the novel ‘Dracula’?
  27. According to ‘USA Today’, what was the fifth most worn Halloween Costume?
  28. On which day do Catholics believe that the living may intercede on behalf of the dead through prayer?
  29. According to folklore what is the preferred method of transport for witches?
  30. According to voodoo belief, by what name are the living dead known?
  31. Who secretly created an eight foot monster out of separate body parts collected from a charnel house?
  32. ‘Eye of Newt, toe of Frog’ is a witches charm in which Shakespeare play?
  33. ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller is about which towns witchhunt
  34. The Romans merged which of their Autumn Festival with the Celtic Samhein (pronounced sow’inn
  35. In which horror movie are the Freeling Family terrorised by ghosts?
  36. Who was the only ‘normal looking one’ in the Munster Family?
  37. Who, with Hansel, was lured into the wicked witch’s gingerbread house?
  38. Which modern Halloween custom comes from the poor begging for ‘Soul Cakes’ on all All Souls’ Day?
  39. In the Middle Ages, what creatures were renowned as witches’ familiars?
  40. In E T what does Elliot dress E T up as on Halloween?
  41. The first Halloween movie was released in 1978. How many days did it take to film?
  42. Which is the only Country in the World where Halloween is a National Holiday?
  43. What is souling?
  44. 24 people were condemned during the witch trials of Salem. 19 hanged, 1 pressed and 4 died in Witch Jails. What year did these trials take place?
  45. How much blood does a Vampire Bat drink every day?
  46. How many species of spiders are there in the World?
  47. In what country was the first written account of children using the phrase “trick or treat” on Halloween?
  48. In what country did carving Jack O’ Lanterns originate?
  49. The original costumes for Halloween were made out of which Material?
  50. Transylvania is a region of which Country?

ANSWERS


  1. Your future spouse
  2. $44
  3. Mushroom (Accept also Toad stool)
  4. The Slaughtered Lamb
  5. Burke and Hare
  6. All Saints Day
  7. Being bitten or scratched by another werewolf
  8. Mary Shelley
  9. The Magic Circle
  10. Mike Oldfield’s
  11. Samhain (pronounced sow’inn)
  12. Cher
  13. Bobbing for Apples
  14. Pope Boniface IV
  15. Gros Melons
  16. Hallowmas
  17. Fruits
  18. Jack O’Lantern
  19. Guy Fawkes Night
  20. Fruitloaf
  21. Transylvannia
  22. All Hallow’s Eve
  23. Jamie Lee Curtis
  24. Edgar Allen Poe
  25. Sarah Michelle Gellar
  26. Bram Stoker
  27. Batman
  28. All Souls’ Day
  29. The Flying Broomstick
  30. Zombies
  31. Dr Frankenstein
  32. Macbeth
  33. Salem
  34. Pomona’s Day
  35. Poltergeist
  36. Marilyn
  37. Gretel
  38. Trick or Treating
  39. Black Cats
  40. A ghost
  41. 21 days
  42. Ireland
  43. The act of begging of donations of food
  44. 1692
  45. ½ of their body weight per feeding
  46. 35,000
  47. Canada
  48. Ireland
  49. Animal Hair and Skin
  50. Romania