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100

In which country did Halloween originate?

Ireland

100

What is´#1 greatest, best, favorite ever, most delicious candy according to your favorite English teacher (me)?

a) gummies (the strawberries)

b) chocolate

c) chocolate covered cherries

d)lolipops


CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES

100

What is the most popular Halloween costume of all time?

Witch

100

These films (and later series) feature a very special family whose pet is a body part. Who and what are they?

The Addams Family

100

This country celebrates ¨the day of the dead¨ rather than ¨Halloween¨. 

MEXICO

200

Why did people begin to wear costumes?

to scare away spirits

200

What is the most popular Halloween Candy in the US?

A) Reese´s

B) Snickers

C) M&Ms

D) Skittles

Skittles, according to various polls

200

Who is the friendliest ghost?

Casper

200

What is the name of the Clown in 'It'?

Pennywise

200

In what modern-day country would you find Transylvania (along with Dracula's lair)?

Romania

300

Before carving pumpkins, what fruit or vegetable did people use to carve?

A)Turnip (nabo)

B)Rutabaga (colinabo)

C)Zucchini and Squash 

A) Turnip

300

What percentage of annual candy sales in the US does Halloween account for?

A) 1/3

B) 1/4

C) 1/8

D) 2/3

B) 1/4

300

Who is this creepy guy? (Name and origin, please)

Gollum (The Lord of the Rings)

300

Who is the creator of ¨The Nightmare before Christmas¨?

Tim Burton

300

It is said that if you see a spider on Halloween, it means... 

A) A loved one is watching you

B) You will have bad luck

C) You will have good luck

A loved one is watching you

400

Which country has the first written account of the phrase “trick or treat” being used?

Canada

Published in November of 1927. ”Trick or Treat’ Is Demand,” was written by Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta).

400

What popular candy is sold in over 350 flavors in Japan?

A) M&Ms

B) Skittles

C)Kit Kat

Kit Kat bars were introduced in Japan in 2000, and now more than 350 flavors of Kit Kats are sold there. While some flavors seem relatively normal, like coconut, cheesecake, or strawberry, other flavors are much more eccentric, like wasabi, purple sweet potato, butter, and chili. There was also a limited edition “sublime gold” bar. It was a single dark chocolate stick with gold leaf coating. It cost 2,016 yen—around $16

 

400

In the film Hocus Pocus (if you haven´t seen it, you need to watch it NOW) there is a cat. 

What is his name?

100 bonus points if you can tell me the city/town where the film takes place. Double that if you can tell me why the producers chose this city/town. 

(Thackery) Binx


In Salem, Massachusetts (yes, yes, my wonderful state)

400

Which author has the most films made of his or her books?

A) L. Frank Baum

B) Mary Shelley

C) J. K. Rowling

D) Stephen King

D) Stephen King

Out of his 75 (credited) written works, at least 50 film adaptations have been released or are currently in production.

400

The phobia of Halloween is called _____________.

Samhainophobia

500

Why is the Jack-o-lantern named as it is?

According to About.com, the name 'Jack O'Lantern' is British in origin, dating to the 17th century, where it literally meant 'man with a lantern' - i.e., the night watchman. The origin of the 'Jack O'Lantern,' however, is Irish, and older.  It dates to the 1500s and centers on an Irish legend about a man named 'Stingy Jack.'


As the legend goes, Stingy Jack, a blacksmith, invited the Devil to join him for a drink.  True to his reputation, Stingy Jack did not want to pay for the drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin instead.  Stingy Jack then trapped the Devil-coin in his pocket by placing a silver cross in his pocket so the Devil could not change back to his former self.  Ultimately, Jack freed the Devil, but only after making the Devil promise not to seek revenge or claim his soul when he died.


Afterwards, Jack suckers the Devil yet again by convincing him to climb a tree and pick some fruit.  While the Devil is up tree, Jack carved a cross on the trunk of the tree, trapping the Devil.  As he did before, Jack frees the Devil after securing a promise of no revenge and that the Devil not claim his soul when Jack died.


Shortly after the incident with the tree, Jack died, whereupon his soul encountered an unexpected dilemma. God refused to allow Jack's soul into Heaven.  The Devil, being true to his word, refuses Jack's soul into Hell.  Instead, the Devil gives Jack a burning lump of coal and sends him forth into the world to "find his own Hell."  It is said that Jack put the coal into a carved out turnip and has been roaming the Earth ever since. 

500

What popular Halloween candy was also famously used by soldiers during WWII?

a) Reese´s

b) Tootsie Rolls

c) Hershey´s Chocolate

d) gum

Tootsie Rolls were included in soldiers field rations during World War II to give American troops “quick energy.” They could also hold up under changing weather conditions. In 1950, U.S. and United Nations troops in Korea put out a call for Tootsie Rolls, a code name for mortar shells. When they opened the airdropped box, they discovered they were actually sent Tootsie Roll candies. Luckily, they turned out to be pretty useful. Because of its malleable consistency, they used it to patch up holes in vehicles and equipment, and it was one of few foods soldiers could easily eat in cold temperatures.

500

Which Roman goddess do we pay tribute to when bobbing for apples?

A) Bellona

B) Agenoria

C) Pomona

D) Carmena

C) Pomona

After much of the Celtic territory was captured by the Romans, the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain blended with the Roman festival of Feralia. It is likely that this mix inspired the Halloween tradition of bobbing for apples.

On the second day of Feralia, Pomona was honored. Pomona is the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. Her symbol is the apple.

500

Michael Myers is the central character of which film series?

a) Friday the Thirteenth

b) Halloween

c) Scream

d) Nightmare on Elm Street

b) Halloween

500

Lambswool is a traditional drink on Halloween. The two main ingredients include milk and which fruit?

APPLE

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