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50 Questions

According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, who would you see?Your future spouse
The average American Household spends how much on Halloween Candy each year?$44
What kind of plant is a 'Death Cap'?Mushroom (Accept also Toadstool)
What was the name of the pub in the film An American Werewolf In London?The Slaughtered Lamb
Which grave robbing Edinburgh duo supplied dead bodies to the anatomist Dr. Robert Knox?Burke and Hare
What is the name of the day that follows Halloween?All Saints Day
According to legend, what is the most common way of becoming a werewolf?Being bitten or scratched by another werewolf
Which 20-year-old authoress wrote the novel Frankenstein about a creature that ultimately destroys its creator?Mary Shelley
Formed in the U.K. in 1905, which organisation has a Latin motto that is translated as "Not apt to disclose secrets"?The Magic Circle
Whose music provided the soundtrack to the film The Exorcist?Mike Oldfield’s
Which Celtic Festival was the pre-Christian forerunner of Halloween?Samhain (pronounced sow’inn’)
Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and which other female star were ‘The Witches of Eastwick’?Cher
Which traditional Halloween pastime is thought to derive from the symbol of the Pomona, the Roman Goddess of fruit and gardens?Bobbing for Apples
Which Seventh Century Pope designated November 1 St All Saints Day?Pope Boniface IV
How did French Explorer Jacques Cartier describe pumpkins in 1584?Gros Melons
How is All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day collectively known?Hallowmas
Are pumpkins fruits or vegetables?Fruits
What Halloween Prop comes from an Irish Myth about ‘Stingy Jack’?Jack O’Lantern
What Autumn Celebration in ancient England came in when worshipping saints ended in the Puritan Church?Guy Fawkes Night
What is the traditional Irish dish of Barnbrack?Fruitloaf
Where is Count Dracula’s Castle located?Transylvannia
The name Halloween is of Scottish origin, but what is it short for?All Hallow’s Eve
Who played Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s horror movie ‘Halloween’?Jamie Lee Curtis
Who wrote the short story entitled ‘The Black Cat’ in 1843?Edgar Allen Poe
Who played the eponymous role in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’?Sarah Michelle Gellar
Who wrote the novel ‘Dracula’?Bram Stoker
According to ‘USA Today’, what was the fifth most worn Halloween Costume?Batman
On which day do Catholics believe that the living may intercede on behalf of the dead through prayer?All Souls’ Day
According to folklore what is the preferred method of transport for witches?The Flying Broomstick
According to voodoo belief, by what name are the living dead known?Zombies
Who secretly created an eight-foot monster out of separate body parts collected from a charnel house?Dr Frankenstein
‘Eye of Newt, toe of Frog’ is a witches charm in which Shakespeare play?Macbeth
‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller is about which towns witchhunt?Salem
The Romans merged which of their Autumn Festival with the Celtic Samhein (pronounced sow’inn)?Pomona’s Day
In which horror movie are the Freeling Family terrorised by ghosts?Poltergeist
Who was the only ‘normal-looking one’ in the Munster Family?Marilyn
Who, with Hansel, was lured into the wicked witch’s gingerbread house?Gretel
Which modern Halloween custom comes from the poor begging for ‘Soul Cakes’ on all All Souls’ Day?Trick or Treating
In the Middle Ages, what creatures were renowned as witches’ familiars?Black Cats
In E.T., what does Elliot dress E.T. up as on Halloween?A ghost
The first Halloween movie was released in 1978. How many days did it take to film?21 days
Which is the only Country in the World where Halloween is a National Holiday?Ireland
What is souling? The act of begging of donations of food
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? 1692
How much blood does a Vampire Bat drink every day?½ of their body weight per feeding
How many species of spiders are there in the World?35000
In what country was the first written account of children using the phrase “trick or treat” on Halloween?Canada
In what country did carving Jack O’ Lanterns originate?Ireland
The original costumes for Halloween were made out of which Material?Animal Hair and Skin
Transylvania is a region of which Country?Romania