How Well Do You Know Halloween Lore?

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How Well Do You Know Halloween Lore?

Halloween is practiced all around the world by Christian and non-Christians alike, although it's roots are traced back to the Christian observance of and remembrance of the faithful dead. How much do you know of this ancient holiday?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Halloween is the beginning of the three day Christian observance of what?
    • A. 

      All Hallows Eve

    • B. 

      The Deathly Hallows

    • C. 

      Allhallowtide

    • D. 

      All Saint's Day

  • 2. 
    Halloween is also known as:
    • A. 

      All Hallow's Eve

    • B. 

      All Saint's Eve

    • C. 

      Allhalloween

    • D. 

      Hallowe'en

  • 3. 
    What was the purpose of carving Jack-O-Lanterns to carry around on Halloween?
    • A. 

      To frighten little children

    • B. 

      To frighten away evil spirits

    • C. 

      To appease the spirits departing into the afterlife

    • D. 

      To ward off monsters

  • 4. 
    The earliest known use of the term Trick or Treat appeared in print in:
    • A. 

      The New York Times in 1917

    • B. 

      The LA Times in 1956

    • C. 

      The Blackie Herald in 1927

    • D. 

      The Guardian in 1945

  • 5. 
    In England, up till the 1900s, what were people called who would go from parish to parish, asking the rich for soul cakes in exchange for praying for the souls of the recently departed.
    • A. 

      Quakers

    • B. 

      Revenants

    • C. 

      Soulers

    • D. 

      Guisers

  • 6. 
    The word Halloween means what?
    • A. 

      Holy day

    • B. 

      Hallowed Day

    • C. 

      Hallowed Evening

    • D. 

      Holy Night

  • 7. 
    Divination games were played in the early days as deadly serious ways of foretelling what?
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Fortune

    • C. 

      Happiness

    • D. 

      Health

  • 8. 
    The first recorded haunted attraction associated with Halloween was the Orton and Spooner Ghost House, built in what year?
    • A. 

      1778

    • B. 

      1845

    • C. 

      1987

    • D. 

      1915

  • 9. 
    Trick or treating traces its roots back to:
    • A. 

      18th century Wales

    • B. 

      16th century Ireland

    • C. 

      2nd century Rome

    • D. 

      18th Century Italy

  • 10. 
    What vegetable was used in old Ireland to make Jack-o-Lanterns?
    • A. 

      Turnips

    • B. 

      Pumpkins

    • C. 

      Squash

    • D. 

      Zucchini

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