The Ultimate Halloween Trivia Quiz

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 in Holiday, Trivia.

In honor of our upcoming Halloween Party, we decided to create our own Halloween trivia quiz. Think you know everything there is to know about this spooky holiday? Test your Halloween expertise by answering these 13 questions (for the Buzzfeed version, click here).

  1. The word “witch” comes from the Old Englishwicce, meaning…
    1. Wise Woman
    2. Female Demon
    3. Magic Goddess
  2. What is the name for the fear of Halloween?
    1. Coulrophobia (fear of clowns)
    2. Hadephobia (Fear of hell)
    3. Samhainophobia
  3. The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred
    1. 1879
    2. 1965
    3. 1927 (in Alberta, Canada)
  4. Which county is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween
    1. United States
    2. Ireland
    3. Transylvania
  5. Which city holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once?
    1. Boston
    2. New Orleans
    3. San Francisco
  6. How many pounds of candy corn are produced each year?
    1. 500,000
    2. 10 million
    3. 35 million
  7. What were the first Jack-o-Lanterns made out of?
    1. Pumpkins
    2. Turnips
    3. Watermelons
  8. Which animal’s call was once thought to mean that somebody was going to die?
    1. Wolf
    2. Owl
    3. Bat
  9. According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, what will that person see at midnight?
    1. Witch
    2. Ghost
    3. Black Cat
  10. In Alabama, it’s illegal to dress up as a…
    1. Police officer
    2. Priest
    3. Doctor
  11. According to legend, if you see what on Halloween, it’s actually the spirit of a loved one watching you.
    1. Spider
    2. Bat
    3. Owl
  12. What were the first wrapped penny candy in the United States?
    1. Abba Zabba Candy
    2. Jolly Ranchers
    3. Tootsie Rolls
  13. According to a study by Purdue University, on average, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
    1. 98
    2. 252
    3. 1,205

Answers:  1)A,  2)C,  3)C,  4)B,  5)A,  6)C,  7)B,  8)B,  9)A,  10)B,  11)A,  12)C,  13)B