Halloween Trivia and Answers

Halloween is such a special day that here at TQN we believe it deserves its own trivia questions and answers category. So here is our selection of trivia that we trust will educate and entertain you. Do not fear or hesitate put on your vampire or fairy costume and come pick up your "soul cakes".

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The Halloween festival is believed to have originated from which country?

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Answer: Ireland
More information: The popular celebration of Halloween festival is believed to have taken its roots from Ireland.

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What two colors are the main colors that are associated with Halloween?

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Answer: Black and Orange
More information: Black and Orange are colors that are traditionally associated with the celebration of Halloween. Black depicts the darkness that surrounds the end of summer and the beginning of the cold dark winter days. Orange on the other portrays vegetations and leaves that have turned orange-like in color as a result of a change in weather.

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Originally, Jack-O'-lanterns were made from which type of vegetable?

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Answer: Turnips
More information: Turnips were originally used in shaping the Jack-O'-lantern. However, in modern times, the Pumpkin has become widely accepted and used by many during Halloween.

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What should a person wear to trick evil spirits during Halloween?

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Answer: Masks and Costumes
More information: Ancient Celts had a belief that wearing masks and costumes will serve as camouflage and therefore prevent evil spirits from seeing them.

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Which Celtic Pagan festival is the celebration of Halloween associated with?

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Answer: Samhain
More information: Samhain is the predecessor of the Halloween festival. Samhain involves a festival for the celebration of the harvest. The ancient Celts had a belief that during the time of Samhain, the doors linking the dead (spirits) and the living were opened so that the dead could also join in the feasting period. Samhain also marks the end of summer.

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Halloween is related to which Catholic Church festival?

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Answer: All Saints' Day
More information: All Saints' Day can also be referred to as All Hallows' Day. This is a festival of the Catholic Church that is observed on the 1st of November. The eve of All Hallows' Day, which is also called All Hallows' Eve is observed by holding night vigils prior to the main festival, the following day.

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During Halloween, what are witches portrayed to ride on?

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Answer: Broomsticks
More information: Witches are portrayed to be riding on broomsticks. This is one of the major symbols of Halloween.

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The practice of disguisers carrying the Jack-O'-lantern during Halloween originated from which Irish myth?

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Answer: Stingy Jack
More information: Jack-O'-lantern originated from an Irish myth of "Stingy Jack". Legend has it that "Stingy Jack" was the nickname of a man who after his death, was denied entrance to neither Heaven nor Hell. Jack was driven into the gloomy night. In order to brighten up his way, Jack was given a lump of burning coal, which he placed into a carved turnip.

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Which of the following names does not refer to another name for the Halloween celebration?

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Answer: Devil's Night
More information: The Devil's Night does not refer to another name for Halloween. The Devil's Night is the eve before Halloween.

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What does the color purple signify in Halloween?

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Answer: Supernatural and Mysticism
More information: During the festival of All Hallows' Eve, supernatural and Mysticism are depicted by a purple color.



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