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Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers

Updated on August 25, 2017
Fun facts about Halloween: trivia questions about the spookiest holiday of the year
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Quiz Your Halloween Knowledge

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year. But even if you've been celebrating it since you were a kid, how much do you really know about All Hallows' Eve? Test your knowledge with these fun trivia questions.

Trivia Questions

1. Halloween is the day before which holiday?

2. The tradition of making Jack-o-lanterns to ward off evil spirits is thousands of years old. Which vegetable were they originally made out of?

3. According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, what will you see?

4. Which region in the world do pumpkins originate from?

5. Who wrote the novel Frankenstein?

6. Transylvania is a region in which country?

7. Halloween has its origins in which ancient Celtic festival?

8. Which actor played Dr. Frank-n-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show?

9. Is a pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?

10. What is the significance of seeing a spider on Halloween?

11. Which country celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight on Oct. 31?

12. According to superstition, a person born on Halloween has what particular ability?

Fun facts about pumpkins.
Fun facts about pumpkins.

13. Who directed The Nightmare Before Christmas?

14. Which vampire said, "Don't be afraid. I'm going to give you the choice I never had."

15. How many people were hanged during the Salem Witch Trials?

16. Every Halloween, Charlie Brown helps his friend Linus wait for what character to appear?

17. What do people "bob" for on Halloween?

18. Who is said to haunt the White House Rose Garden?

19. Pumpkins can be orange, white, green, or what other colour?

20. In the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, how many people are killed with a chainsaw?

21. What's the bodycount for the film Halloween?

22. Which year was the movie Freaks made?

23. In the original Alien film, how many alien eggs were made for the egg chamber inside the downed spacecraft?

24. How many Oscars was Psycho nominated for?

What does it mean if you see a spider on Halloween?
What does it mean if you see a spider on Halloween? | Source

Answers

1. All Saints (Hallows') Day

2. Turnips

3. Your future husband or wife

4. Central America

5. Mary Shelley

6. Romania

7. Samhain

8. Tim Curry

9. Fruit

10. It is thought to be the spirit of a loved one watching over the person who finds the spider.

11. Mexico

12. The ability to see and talk to spirits.

Fun facts about the commercial value of Halloween.
Fun facts about the commercial value of Halloween.

13. Henry Selick

14. Lestat (Interview with the Vampire)

15. 19

16. The Giant Pumpkin

17. Apples

18. First Lady Dolly Madison

19. Blue

20. One

21. Five people and a dog

22. 1932

23. 130

24. Four

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Thoughts, Reviews

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    • CaztyBon profile image

      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      Great questions, enjoyed the lens.

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      crispwrites 5 years ago

      Some fun facts I didn't know. Interesting they used turnips before the "new world' was discovered.

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      Halloween is my favorite holiday. I never knew the reason for jack-o-laterns. I wonder why the changed from turnips to pumpkins.