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Our Top 50 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers for Friends and Family…

As with Thanksgiving and Christmas, Halloween is a big deal around here. Not just for children!

Even adults enjoy this spooktacularly good time.

However, there is a slew of fascinating facts about Halloween that the general public is ignorant of.

It could be a fresh pumpkin fact or a belief about owls and witches.

For this reason, we’ve created this collection of 50 Halloween Trivia questions and answers for your enjoyment.

You may put your festival knowledge to the test by answering these trivia questions, and you’ll have the chance to brag to your relatives about it!

50 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers

  1. Question: What is the origin of the term “jack o’lantern?”

Answer: The term “jack o’lantern” comes from an Irish folktale about a shoddy man named “Stingy Jack” who struck a bargain with the devil but didn’t full his own end of it.

  1. Question: Which haunted house in the world has the distinction of being the world’s longest?

Answer: Lewisburg, Ohio’s Haunted Cave measures 3,564 feet in length and is 80 feet below the earth!

  1. Question: What’s the name of the most successful film in the Paranormal Activity franchise?

Answer: Paranormal Activity 3

  1. Question: On Halloween night, why did so many women walk down the hall looking in mirrors?

Answer: They do this in order to see their boyfriends

  1. Question: The mask Michael Myers wears in the first Halloween film was made of what material?

Answer: The studio was forced to adopt the most inexpensive mask possible because of the limited resources.

They spray-painted a white face on a $2 William Shatner mask.

  1. Question: there’s a saying according to folklore that you will see —— if you look into a mirror at midnight on Halloween?

Answer: Your future spouse.

  1. Question: Pumpkins are native to the Americas, but where exactly are they from?

Answer: Central America

  1. Question: Transylvania can be found in which country?

Answer: Romania

  1. Question: What ancient Celtic celebration does Halloween come from?

Answer: Samhain

  1. Question: The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Dr. Frank-n-Furter was played by who?

Answer: Tim Curry

  1. Question: If you encounter a spider on Halloween, what does that mean?

Answer: People believe it to be a loved one’s spirit guarding the finder of the spider.

  1. Question: According to folklore, people born on Halloween are said to have special powers?

Answer: The capacity to see and communicate with ghosts

  1. Question: List the telltale indicators of a werewolf.

Answer: If you look at them, you’ll see that their brows meet in the center, and they have hairy palms and/or long middle fingers.

They also become hairy in the moonlight

  1. Question: What historical figure was the inspiration for the character of Count Dracula?

Answer: Named after the legendary prince Vlad Dracula of Transylvania, often called Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler,

  1. Question: Which country still reveres Vlad Dracula as a national hero after all these years?

Answer: Romania

  1. Question: Some people are actually claiming to be real vampires: true or false?

Answer: True

  1. Question: Who was the first to celebrate Hallowe’en?

Answer: The Druids

  1. Question: In what century were the first Halloween greeting cards made in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, or 1900s?

Answer: In the 1900s

  1. Question: What other term would you use to describe a scarecrow? Murmet, Hay-man, Gallybagger, Tattie Bogaler, Mommet, Mawkin, Bwbach, Doodle sack.

Answer: The Doodle Sack, of course, which means Bagpipes. It doesn’t matter how you look at it; the Scarecrow has many names despite his lack of a heart.

  1. Question: what’s the quantity of candy corn produced each year?

Answer: Every year, candy corn weighs 35 million pounds or around 9 billion pieces.

  1. Question: On the night before Halloween, people often eat what vegetable?

Answer: Mischief Night, also known as Cabbage Night, is a popular occasion for cabbage pranks.

Sometimes, people used to leave rotting cabbage outside their neighbors’ doors.

  1. Question: In 2019, how much money were Americans spending on costumes and candy for Halloween?

Answer: $2.6 billion

  1. Question: The Disney movie Hocus Pocus had a different title initially, named?

Answer: The film was initially titled Halloween House and included more gore and suspense than comedy.

  1. Question: Only one holiday sells more merchandise each year than Halloween, and that’s?

Answer: Christmas is the best of the year!

  1. Question: What about black cats and Halloween (and ill luck) makes them so special?

Answer: As a result of the Puritans’ link with witchcraft, onyx-colored felines have become associated with the holiday of Halloween.

Black cats are considered auspicious in many cultures around the world.

  1. Question: Trick or Treat for UNICEF was established in——?

Answer: 1950

  1. Question: The original name of candy corn was?

Answer: Chicken Feed

  1. Question: People started dressing up in Halloween costumes for a variety of reasons?

Answer: On what we now call Halloween, many Europeans, particularly the Celts, donned costumes to fend off the return of evil spirits.

  1. Question: Halloween trick-or-treating has its roots in a medieval English practice?

Answer: On All Saints Day, the impoverished would go “souling,” knocking on doors and giving prayers for the deceased loved ones of inhabitants in return for food.

  1. Question: Trick-or-treating began in — century?

Answer: Trick-or-treating in the United States dates back to the 1920s.

However, in Europe, as far back as the 16th century, people were known to go door to door on Halloween night asking for food and reciting verses while dressed in costumes.

They also warn of curses if they aren’t given a warm welcome.

  1. Question: Linus in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, mistook —— as the Great Pumpkin?

Answer: Snoopy.

A mysterious figure emerges from the pumpkin patch, and Linus believes it’s the Great Pumpkin. He collapses, thinking he’s seeing things.

Only Snoopy was there, and when Sally sees him, she becomes enraged at Linus for making her miss out on the Halloween festivities by making her wait in the pumpkin patch.

  1. Question: What was the original name Bram Stoker gave Dracula?

Answer: Count Wampyr. Vampires are referred to as wampyrs in German. While on summer vacation in 1890, Stoker saw the name Dracula in a book he took from the library and decided to use it for his character.

  1. Question: In what year will there be a full moon on Halloween next?

Answer: 2039. The previous Halloween full moon was in 2020, and the next will be in 2039.

  1. Question: On October 30, 1938, what Halloween radio elicited widespread fear and anxiety?

Answer: War of the Worlds. Orson Wells adapted the story from H.G. Wells’s original novel for a special Halloween episode of The Mercury Theatre on the Air, which he also directed and performed.

Because there weren’t very many listeners, it’s unclear whether or not it caused widespread hysteria and terror.

  1. Question: What was the original American penny candy?

Answer: Tootsie Roll. Leo Hirschfield invented the Tootsie Roll in 1907.

The first mass-produced individually wrapped penny candy in the United States, this confection had a light chocolate flavor.

  1. Question: On Halloween night, what do you sprinkle on your threshold to ward off evil spirits?

Answer: Salt. In Hocus Pocus, Alison used a salt bottle as a weapon against the Sanderson sisters, and it worked…for a while.

Traditional folklore suggests that spreading salt about a room or region helps ward off bad spirits, but this isn’t limited to Disney movies.

To achieve the same effect, follow a Buddhist ritual and toss salt over your shoulder.

Even if a spoonful of salt is an inconvenience, it’s well worth the price of peace of mind on Halloween… or any night, for that matter.

  1. Question: If you’re terrified of Halloween, what kind of phobia are you dealing with?

Answer: Samhainophobia, a fear of Halloween that persists despite one’s best efforts.

During the month of October, be on the lookout for fear at every turn.

Seasonal fears including coimetrophobia, arachnophobia, wiccaphobia, and phasmophobia, are amplified throughout the Halloween season.

These include fears of cats (coimetrophobia) and clowns (coulrophobia), as well as the dark (nyctophobia), ghosts (phasmophobia), and graves (coimetrophobia).

  1. Question: When it comes to Halloween, what’s off-limits in Hollywood?

Answer: Silly String.

If you’re going to use silly string on Halloween night, stay away from the Hollywood area, especially Hollywood Boulevard.

Due to complaints from business owners, the messy toy was banned in 2004. 

However, you can expect to pay a $1,000 fine if you’re caught with a can in your hand or a string in your hair.

  1. Question: To dress like a nun or priest for Halloween is forbidden in which states?

Answer: The state in question is Alabama. Specifically, as per Section 13A-14-4 of the Code, “Fraudulently pretending to be clergyman.

Whoever, being in a public place, fraudulently pretends by garb or outward array to be a minister of any religion, or nun, priest, rabbi or other member of the clergy, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00 or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

  1. Question: When Winston Churchill visited the White House in the 1930s, he purportedly saw a ghostly figure.

Answer: Abraham Lincoln. Churchill visited the White House.

After taking a long bath, he walked back to his adjoining room with nothing but a cigar in his hand when he spotted Lincoln sitting by the fireplace naked.

Winston Churchill stated, “Mr. President, good evening.

You’ve put me in a bad position, it would appear.” Mr. Lincoln, it seemed, did little more than smile and then vanished.

  1. Answer: Which well-known magician truly passed away (surprise, surprise) on Halloween?

Answer: It’s hard to imagine, but legendary magician Harry Houdini passed away on Halloween, October 31, 1922.

  1. Question: Why do some individuals dress in reverse on Halloween?

Answer: Some folklore holds that if you dress inside out on Halloween and walk backward, you’ll see a witch at midnight if you follow the tradition.

  1. Question: On Halloween, why did some women toss apple peels behind them?

Answer: Because they imagined it would land in the shape of their future husband’s initial letter.

  1. Question: Trick-or-treating evolved from a Celtic custom, but which one?

Answer: People used to leave food or treat out on the streets on Samhain to appease the forces of evil.

  1. Question: Halloween is thought to be dedicated to an ancient Roman deity.

Answer: Many people believe that Halloween’s practice of bobbing for apples honors Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and plants.

  1. Question: When did Americans start celebrating Halloween?

Answer: Right during the potato famine in Ireland in the 1840s, when there were many immigrants.

  1. Question: Dum Dums’ “secret flavor” is manufactured in what way exactly?

Answer: In order to avoid having to clean the machines between batches, the corporation will blend the leftovers from flavors A and B to create a new flavor.

In order to convey the flavor’s charisma, the wrapper features a question mark design.

  1. Question: Before pumpkins, how did people make jack o’lanterns?

Answer: The Irish, who invented the ritual, initially carved jack o’lanterns out of potatoes and turnips before discovering that pumpkins were much easier to cut.

Large beets were occasionally utilized in England.

  1. Question: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, and Silence of the Lambs were all inspired by a single serial killer. Who was this person?

Answer: Ed Gein

  1. Question: Name the first horror film to receive an Academy Award nomination?

Answer: The Exorcist got a remarkable ten Academy Award nominations in 1974, including one for then-15-year-old Linda Blair in the Best Supporting Actress category.


Halloween is a time of the year we all celebrate with family and friends. Kids look forward to the trick-or-treating part of the day.

However, not everyone knows much about this day.

We hope you enjoyed our top 50 Halloween trivia question and answer. For more articles below, scroll down.

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