How much do you know about Halloween and wicked Scariness?

This will be my last post for several weeks, so I thought I’d quiz you on your knowledge of anything scary and Halloween. MWAHHHH! I’ll provide the answers upon my return. Please post your answers in the comments, and whether or not you participate in the quiz, please leave a comment regarding your favorite candy. My all-time favorite is the Honeycombed Peanut Candy. I LOVE these and haven’t had one in years.

Get ready, set, Boo!

1) Where did Halloween originate?

It started with the ancient Celtic festival, Samhain, where people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts.

2) What is Halloween an abbreviation of?

All Hallow’s Eve

3) What year and which U.S. city celebrated Halloween first?

Anoka, Minnesota on Oct. 31. 1920

4) On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being the most popular, where does Halloween rank in the U.S.?

2nd. Christmas is first.

5) Which U.S. President and his wife watched children carve pumpkins in the White House?

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

6) Who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

Washington Irving

7) Which part of Halloween is the least observed in Germany?

Trick or Treating

8) What is it called to have a morbid fear of Halloween?

Samhainophobia

9) Before we carved and dubbed the pumpkin the Jack O’Lantern, what was the traditionally carved vegetable?

Turnip

10) Which town is linked to Bram Stoker’s Dracula where goths still gather over a weekend around Halloween?

Whitby

11) In the original movie, Halloween, Michael’s mask was adapted and painted of which famous person?

A $2 Star Trek (1966) William Shatner mask – the eyes were widened.

12) The highest grossing box office horror movie ever made.

2017s It: $330 million in the states and almost $700 million worldwide

13) How long did it take to film the original movie, Halloween?

20 days in the spring of 1978

14) What famous person died on Halloween after being shot more than 30 times by his/her own bodyguards?

Indira Gandhi – Prime minister of India

15) What strong, independent woman, founder of a girl’s club, was born on Halloween?

Juliette Gordon Low – Founder of the Girl Scouts of America

16) What was the first wrapped penny candy in the U.S?

Tootsie Roll, introduced in 1896

17) Who inspired the fictional character of Dracula in Bram Stoker’s novel?

Vlad Dracula – nicknamed Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler)

18) What does folklore say it means when you see a spider in your house on Halloween?

The spirit of a loved one who died is watching over you.

19) Name five horror movies inspired by real life events.

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, The Girl Next Door, The Conjuring

20) What singer/actor’s son played in the 1980 movie, Friday the 13th?

Harry Crosby, Bing Crosby’s son.

21) Where did the name “Elm Street” come from in the movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street?

It was named after Elm Street in Wheaton, IL where Wes Craven went to college.

22) How many accused witches were burned at the stake in Salem, Massachusetts?

None. 19 were taken to Gallows Hill to die by hanging.

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7 thoughts on “How much do you know about Halloween and wicked Scariness?

  1. My Halloween knowledge is apparently pretty bleak, lol. I do love getting dressed up though. My favorite candy would be anything that involves chocolate.

  2. Interesting questions. Not sure of the answers. Will wait til you’re back to find out.
    My favorite candy is the Heath Bar. Hope we have good weather this Halloween and see lots of kids and great costumes. In a good year it seems like they are bused in to my neighborhood. 🙂

    Have a Happy Halloween!

  3. Late comment, just to let you know I’m back from the UK where Halloween was a major theme in the shops and supermarkets as well as on Strictly Come Dancing (great costumes and ghosties). I’m wondering if extra-spectral events took place in Whitby (the town is in Yorkshire, from whence I hail), the last time I visited, there was a notice pinned to the door of the church saying ‘No, Dracula is not inside.’ 😉

  4. I could only answer three of these! But I am proud for being able to answer my three because I have nothing to do with Halloween xD I don’t celebrate, I don’t think I would if I had the chance and well, it just passes over me. It’s not even entirely for religious reasons. I’m not big on any holidays except Christmas and maybe Easter (because, chocolate). Great fun learning some new facts though! I knew the first two answers and the one about who Dracula was based on because I love that classic.

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