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Halloween is celebrated every year on the 31st of October. We all love to celebrate it, and this year it'll be no different. So be ready for this festive occasion with a little bit of knowledge and have fun with it. Check your knowledge about Halloween with The Ultimate Quiz On The Origin of Halloween! All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Every Halloween, Charlie Brown helps his friend Linus wait for what character to appear?

    • A.

      The Grinch

    • B.

      The Great Pumpkin

    • C.

      Godot

    • D.

      Pigpen

    • E.

      St. Swithin

    Correct Answer
    B. The Great Pumpkin
    Explanation
    Charlie Brown helps his friend Linus wait for the Great Pumpkin to appear every Halloween. This is a reference to a recurring storyline in the Peanuts comic strip and television specials, where Linus believes in the Great Pumpkin, a fictional character similar to Santa Claus, who brings toys to children on Halloween night. Despite skepticism from his friends, Linus remains dedicated to waiting for the Great Pumpkin, and Charlie Brown supports him in his belief.

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  • 2. 

     What do folk traditionally "bob" for at Halloween?

    • A.

      Skulls

    • B.

      Rodents

    • C.

      Apples

    • D.

      Oranges

    • E.

      Pumpkins

    Correct Answer
    C. Apples
    Explanation
    During Halloween, it is a tradition to play a game called "bobbing for apples." In this game, a bucket or basin is filled with water and apples are placed in it. Participants must try to catch the apples using only their mouths, without using their hands. This activity has been a popular Halloween tradition for many years and is often associated with the holiday.

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  • 3. 

      Which country celebrates "The Day of the Dead" instead of Halloween?

    • A.

      Norway

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      Uganda

    • D.

      Israel

    • E.

      England

    Correct Answer
    B. Mexico
    Explanation
    Mexico celebrates "The Day of the Dead" instead of Halloween. This holiday is deeply rooted in Mexican culture and is a time to honor and remember deceased loved ones. It is celebrated with various traditions, including creating altars, offering food and drinks to the spirits, and visiting cemeteries. Halloween, on the other hand, is not widely celebrated in Mexico as it is in other countries.

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  • 4. 

      Pumpkins grow on...

    • A.

      A tree

    • B.

      A stalk

    • C.

      A bush

    • D.

      A vine

    • E.

      An underground stem

    Correct Answer
    D. A vine
    Explanation
    Pumpkins grow on a vine, which is a long, trailing or climbing plant stem. Vines have a flexible and slender structure that allows them to grow and spread along the ground or climb on other plants or structures for support. Pumpkins, like other members of the Cucurbitaceae family, such as watermelons and cucumbers, have long vines with large leaves that help them absorb sunlight for photosynthesis. The vines produce tendrils that help them attach to nearby objects and continue growing.

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  • 5. 

      What are male witches called?

    • A.

      Morlocks

    • B.

      Manwitches

    • C.

      Warlocks

    • D.

      Sorcerors

    • E.

      Gingrich

    Correct Answer
    C. Warlocks
    Explanation
    Male witches are called warlocks. The term "warlock" is often used to specifically refer to a male witch. It is derived from the Old English word "wǣrloga," which means "oathbreaker" or "deceiver." In modern usage, the term is commonly associated with male practitioners of witchcraft or those who possess magical abilities.

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  • 6. 

      What is the name of the serial killer in the film "Halloween"?

    • A.

      Jason Priestly

    • B.

      Michael Myers

    • C.

      Dana Carvey

    • D.

      Wayne Campbell

    • E.

      John Wayne Gacy

    Correct Answer
    B. Michael Myers
    Explanation
    In the film "Halloween," the name of the serial killer is Michael Myers.

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  • 7. 

      Halloween is celebrated on the eve of what Christian holiday?

    • A.

      St. Swithin's Day

    • B.

      Guy Fawkes Day

    • C.

      Cinco de Mayo

    • D.

      All Saints Day

    • E.

      Feast of the Tabernacle

    Correct Answer
    D. All Saints Day
    Explanation
    Halloween is celebrated on the eve of All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a Christian holiday that commemorates all the saints and martyrs of the church. It is observed on November 1st, and Halloween, which is celebrated on October 31st, is believed to have originated as a way to prepare for the solemnity of All Saints Day.

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  • 8. 

      Halloween originated from a festival celebrated by what ancient European tribe?

    • A.

      "The Druids"

    • B.

      "The Celts"

    • C.

      "The Huns"

    • D.

      "The Goths"

    • E.

      "The Visigoths"

    Correct Answer
    B. "The Celts"
  • 9. 

      What "phobia" do you suffer from if you have an intense fear of Halloween?

    • A.

      Octobophobia

    • B.

      Goblinophobia

    • C.

      Samhainophobia

    • D.

      Necrophobia

    • E.

      Hallowphobia

    Correct Answer
    C. Samhainophobia
    Explanation
    Samhainophobia is the correct answer because Samhain is the Celtic festival that Halloween is based on. This phobia refers to an intense fear of Halloween and all its associated elements, such as costumes, decorations, and the overall atmosphere of the holiday.

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  • 10. 

      In Scotland, what vegetable was traditionally carved into a jack-o-lantern?

    • A.

      "A pumpkin"

    • B.

      "A potato"

    • C.

      "A turnip"

    • D.

      "A cabbage"

    • E.

      "A tomato"

    Correct Answer
    C. "A turnip"

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