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".

Challenge yourself with a Halloween Trivia Quiz!

Hard

A superstitious practice of burying animal bones in one's front yard is meant to protect the individual from?

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Answer: Evil Spirits
There is the belief that evil spirits could be warded off if a person buries the bones of an animal at the front yard of his/her house.

Medium

What color is usually used to portray ghosts and full moon in the festival of Halloween?

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Answer: White
In Halloween, the color white is often used in representing ghosts and full moon.

Medium

According to superstition, a person who is born on Halloween has a special ability to see and interact with?

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Answer: Spirits
A superstitious belief has it that a person who was born during Halloween has a very special gift, one that offers him/her the ability to see and to interact with spirits.

Easy

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

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Answer: Stingy Jack
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.

Medium

In which year did the annual New York Halloween Parade begin?

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Answer: 1973
The annual New York Halloween Parade started in the year 1973. It is a yearly holiday parade that is presented on every Halloween's night in Manhattan, New York City.

VeryHard

The Devil's Night refers to which day?

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Answer: October 30th
The 30th of October, thus the eve of Halloween is often referred to as the Devil's Night. The Devil's Night began in the 1940s and it is usually associated with very mild acts of vandalism and mischief in some communities.

Hard

On Halloween night, a single woman will dream about her future husband if she kept what two things beneath her pillow?

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Answer: A silver sixpence and a rosemary herb
If a single woman places a silver sixpence and a rosemary herb under her pillow on the night of Halloween, she will have visions about her future spouse. It is a superstitious belief that surrounds Halloween.

Medium

A three-day celebration triduum that involves; Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day can be referred to as?

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Answer: Allhallowtide
Allhallowtide is a name that refers to the threesome celebration of Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. Allhallowtide can also be called Allsaintstide or Hallowtide.

Easy

The term "bonfire" originated from which two Halloween related words?

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Answer: Bone and fire
A bonfire can also be referred to as balefire. It originated from the two words Bone and Fire. Bonfire is associated with an ancient Celts celebration where the bones of animals were burnt in order to fend off bad spirits. This practice became associated with Halloween.

Easy

Which popular Halloween related monsters have sharp teeth and enjoy drinking blood?

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Answer: Vampires
Vampires, in Halloween, are perceived to be evil and love to drink the blood of human beings. They are also considered to prefer darkness and they are really scared of sunlight.



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