1. What was the original name for candy corn?
A. Chicken Feed
B. Corn Product
C. Candy Feet
D. Candy Trees
2. Who is the Roman Goddess that has become a part of Halloween traditions?
A. Minerva – the goddess of wisdom, trick or treating was first a way for people to go from house to house to spread knowledge
B. Diana – the goddess of hunting, the first way people dressed up as ghosts came as honoring Diana
C. Pomona – the goddess of fruit and trees, bobbing for apples came from a Roman tradition to honor the goddess
D. Bellona – the goddess of war, the day to honor the dead soldiers of Bellona
3. Who was the First Lady who started the tradition to decorate the White House for Halloween?
A. Eleanor Roosevelt in 1939
B. Mamie Eisenhower in 1958
C. Dolley Madison in 1809
D. Melania Trump in 2020
4. Who hung wet sheets in front of a fire to see their future husbands on Halloween?
A. Scottish Women
B. Irish Women
C. Welsh Women
D. British Women
5. What is “souling?”
A. A Romanian tradition that follows their famous folk tale of Count Dracula, where people walk around and look for those wearing red to say “Soul”
B. An American tradition where people sing soul music
C. A pixar film
D. An english tradition that inspired trick or treating where the poor would knock on the rich’s doors on All Souls Day. They would say a prayer for the rich home owners deceased relatives in exchange for food.
6. What is the Holiday that surpasses Halloween in annual consumer sales?
C. Valentines Day
D. Earth Day
7. When did UNICEF establish their trick or treat fundraiser?
8. Why are black cats a symbol of Halloween?
A. The puritans thought of black cats as witches familiars and so became a part of the Halloween tradition
B. They are witches
C. Their fur was thought to have magical properties by the French
D. An “Ode to a Cat” was published in the 1700s and talked about devilish cats
9. Which magician died on Halloween?
A. Alexander Herrman
B. Harry Houdini
C. Criss Angel
D. Charles Rowen
10. When is Halloween said to have been created?
A. 4000 BCE
B. 1000 BCE
C. 700 CE
D. 1000 CE
11. What is the celtic tradition where people would put out treats to pacify the evil spirits and is said to have helped with the modern tradition of trick or treating?
12. What was the original title for Hocus Pocus?
A. Three Sisters
B. This is Halloween
C. Dead Mans Toe
D. Halloween House
13. What vegetable is traditionally used as a part of Mischief Night, the night before Halloween?
14. How many pounds of candy corn are made each year?
A. 15 million pounds
B. 25 million pounds
C. 35 million pounds
D. 45 million pounds
15. The original mask that Michael Myers wears in the first Halloween movie was a $2 cheap celebrity mask that the costume department spray painted white. Who was the celebrity?
A. David Cassidy
B. William Shatner
C. Frank Sinatra
D. Liza Minnelli
16. Where does the Jack O’ Lantern come from?
A. An Irish Folktale about Stingy Jack who makes a deal with the devil
B. An American Folktale about the Headless Horseman
C. A British Folktale about a fairy who lives in a pumpkin
D. A French Folktale about a maid who takes a pumpkin to a ball
Answers: 1. A, 2. D, 3. B, 4. A, 5. D, 6. B, 7. D, 8. A, 9. B, 10. A, 11. C, 12. D, 13. A, 14. C, 15. B, 16. A