50 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers

50 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers

🎃🕷️🕸️50 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers for the Scariest Day of the Year

Halloween is a time for thrills, chills, and plenty of fun. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party, preparing for a themed quiz night, or simply want to test your knowledge, these 50 Halloween trivia questions and answers are sure to entertain and challenge you. Let’s dive into the eerie, the spooky, and the downright fascinating facts about Halloween!

1. What is the name of the Celtic festival that Halloween originated from?

Answer: Samhain

2. What does the word "Halloween" mean?

Answer: "Hallowed evening" or "holy night"

3. In which country did carving pumpkins originate?

Answer: Ireland

4. What were the original jack-o'-lanterns made from?

Answer: Turnips

5. Which famous magician died on Halloween?

Answer: Harry Houdini

6. What item is traditionally handed out to trick-or-treaters?

Answer: Candy

7. What is the most popular Halloween costume for adults?

Answer: Witch

8. What was Dr. Frankenstein's first name in Mary Shelley's novel?

Answer: Victor


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9. What is the phobia name for the fear of Halloween?

Answer: Samhainophobia

10. What do people in New England call the night before Halloween?

Answer: Cabbage Night

11. Which American city hosts the world’s largest Halloween parade?

Answer: New York City

12. In which country did Halloween originate?

Answer: Ireland

13. What type of vegetable is often used as a lantern during Halloween?

Answer: Pumpkin

14. What popular fall festival activity did the Romans bring to Britain when they invaded?

Answer: Bobbing for apples

15. What are vampires traditionally afraid of?

Answer: Garlic

16. In the movie “Hocus Pocus,” what are the names of the three witch sisters?

Answer: Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson

17. Who wrote the novel “Dracula”?

Answer: Bram Stoker

18. What do you call a ghost that moves things around?

Answer: Poltergeist

19. What is the name of the hotel in Stephen King's “The Shining”?

Answer: The Overlook Hotel

20. What fruit is known for being associated with the tradition of bobbing?

Answer: Apple

21. Who is said to haunt the White House and is often seen during Halloween?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

22. What is the name of the town in “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?

Answer: Halloween Town

23. What is the most commercially successful horror franchise of all time?

Answer: Halloween

24. Which country celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight on October 31?

Answer: Mexico

25. What Halloween radio drama caused mass panic on October 30, 1938?

Answer: "The War of the Worlds"

26. What is the name of the Addams family's butler?

Answer: Lurch

27. Which classic horror film stars a character named Norman Bates?

Answer: Psycho

28. What was the first wrapped candy in America?

Answer: Tootsie Roll

29. What do children say when they go trick-or-treating?

Answer: "Trick or treat!"

30. What costume is worn by Michael Myers in the "Halloween" movie?

Answer: A white mask and a mechanic's jumpsuit

31. Which witchcraft practice involves predicting the future by interpreting natural signs?

Answer: Divination

32. What is the name of the famous vampire in Anne Rice’s novels?

Answer: Lestat

33. What ancient civilization celebrated a festival similar to Halloween called "Feralia"?

Answer: Romans

34. In what movie do people chant "One of us, one of us"?

Answer: Freaks


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35. What does the witch ride in “Hansel and Gretel”?

Answer: A broomstick

36. Who played the first on-screen Frankenstein’s monster?

Answer: Boris Karloff

37. What is the main ingredient in a traditional witch’s flying ointment?

Answer: Various hallucinogenic plants (commonly said to be herbs like belladonna and hemlock)

38. What type of mythical creature is a lycanthrope?

Answer: Werewolf

39. Which horror film features the line "They're here"?

Answer: Poltergeist

40. What was the first horror film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?

Answer: The Exorcist

41. What is the name of the vampire in F. W. Murnau's “Nosferatu”?

Answer: Count Orlok

42. In which century did the tradition of trick-or-treating begin in America?

Answer: 20th century

43. What is the purpose of wearing costumes on Halloween?

Answer: To disguise oneself from ghosts

44. What is the name of the demon in “The Exorcist”?

Answer: Pazuzu

45. What is a common symbol for Halloween that is a large orange fruit?

Answer: Pumpkin

46. Who wrote the famous Halloween-themed poem “The Raven”?

Answer: Edgar Allan Poe

47. What does the Celtic word "Samhain" mean?

Answer: Summer's end

48. What color cats are often associated with Halloween?

Answer: Black

49. What horror movie character uses a glove with razor blades?

Answer: Freddy Krueger

50. What is the name of the clown in Stephen King's “It”?

Answer: Pennywise

Test your friends, family, or even yourself with these 50 Halloween trivia questions and answers. You might discover some new spooky facts and become the ultimate Halloween trivia master! Enjoy the festivities and have a frightfully good time!

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