Halloween History
Halloween Monsters
Halloween Superstitionns
Halloween Traditions
Halloween Facts
100

In which country did Halloween originate?

Ireland

100

What is the name of Dracula's Sidekick?

Renfield

100

Which animal was famously associated with the Salem witch trials?

Black Cat

100

Instead of pumpkins, what vegetable did many Irish people carve for early Halloweens?

Turnips 

100

Why are owls associated with Halloween?

In medevil Europe Owls were thought to be witches

200

Halloween was first celebrated by which ancient priests?

Druids 

200

Where is Dracula's Castle Located?

Transylvania, Romania

200

What happens if a person wears their clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween?

They will see a witch at midnight.

200

Many people in Mexico celebrate Halloween by eating what ghoulish candy treat?

Sweet Sugar Skulls

200

"Candy Corn" used to be called "Chicken Feed". Where did this name originate from?

Livestock, such as chicken and cows were typically fed corn. Therefore, since the candy looked like corn it was called "Chicken Feed". 

300

What medieval English tradition inspired trick-or-treating?

All Souls Day 

300

What is Frankenstein's first name?

Victor 

300

According to superstition, a person born on Halloween has what particular ability?

The ability to see and talk to spirits



300

Instead of candy, what did kids originally receive when trick or treating?

Food and Drinks 

300

Who created the original candy corn and which company did they work for?

George Renninger at the Wunderle Candy Company of Philadelphia.

400

What is the origin surrounding bobbing for apples?

It’s believed to have originated from a Roman harvest festival held in honor of Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees.



400

What does the name Dracula mean?

Son of the devil 

400

What is the significance of seeing a spider on Halloween?

It is thought to be the spirit of a loved one watching over the person who finds the spider.



400

What Celtic tradition led to modern-day trick-or-treating?

Putting treats or food out to pacify evil spirits during Samhain

400

How much does the world’s biggest pumpkin weigh?

2,624 pounds.

500

According to Irish legend, how did jack O’ Lanterns get their name?

Jack O’ Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. Therefore, he was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.

500

What is the origin and meaning of the name Frankenstein?

The origin is German and it means "stone of the Franks". It is associated with various places in Germany including Frankeinstein Castle in Darmstadt. 

500

According to myth, what does it mean if a bat flies around your house three times on Halloween night?

 Someone in the house is about to die.

500

What is the traditional purpose for carving pumpkins into Jack O’ Lanterns?

To ward off evil spirits

500

Who created the original candy corn and which company did he/she/they work for?

George Renninger at the Wunderle Candy Company of Philadelphia



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