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Halloween Alternative Quiz

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(46 votes)
15 questions
English
Alternative questions based on folk and myth and some songs all to do with Halloween
1

Halloween has its roots in which ancient Celtic festival?

Smhain

Beltane

Imbolc

Lughnasadh

Hard  30% got this right

Samhain is a Gaelic word that means “summer's end."
2

In Irish folklore, what was believed to happen during Samhain?

The dead returned to the living world

A great feast was held

Crops were harvested

Everyone drank whiskey and got rat arsed

59% got this right

Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, and witches take part in this ancient celebration.
3

In Ireland they had no pumpkins, so what did they originally carve faces on?

Turnip

Beetroot

Cabbage

Watermelon

37% got this right

Celts Used to Carve Turnips to Ward off Evil Spirits during Samhain. Long before pumpkins and gourds ruled the roots
4

Which famous author wrote the novel "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"?

Washington Irving

Edgar Allan Poe

Mary Shelley

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hard  22% got this right

First published in The Sketch Book in 1819–20. Sleepy Hollow, a Dutch enclave on the Hudson River.
5

What is the traditional purpose of bobbing for apples on Halloween?

To see the future of your love life

To drown pathetically

To predict who will die next

To ward off evil spirits

Hard  18% got this right

1 try - love forever. 2 tries - love would pursue but fizzle out. 3 tries + - never to fall in love
6
12 random squares

What is the name of the traditional Gaelic cake made with dried fruits and spices?

Barmbrack

Black Pudding

Haggis

Shortbread

Hard  30% got this right

7

What is the Irish name for Halloween?

Oíche Shamhna

Hallows Eve

Irish Ween

Uachta Roite

39% got this right

Samhain is also the Gaelic language name for November.
8

In what country is the tradition of "guising" on Halloween most commonly associated?

Scotland

Canada

Netherlands

United States

Hard  24% got this right

9

What is the term for the fear of Halloween?

Samhainophobia

Halloweenophobia

Jackophobia

Trickortreatophobia

45% got this right

Samhainophobia is a fear of Halloween. People with this specific phobia feel anxious when they think about or experience
10

Which famous magician and escape artist died on Halloween in 1926?

Houdini

Blaine

Copperfield

Penn

49% got this right

A student punched Houdini, leading to a ruptured appendix. some believe he was also poisoned.
11

In Michael Jackson's iconic song "Thriller," what happens to the creatures at the end of the video?

They transform back to humans

They break into dance

They disappear into the darkness

They turn into pumpkins

Hard  32% got this right

They did indeed transform back to humans, apart from Michael Jackson.
12

Who did the voiceover in Thriller?

Vincent Price

Vincent price

42% got this right

Supposedly Vinny was offered a percentage of album sales or 20k for his voiceover.. He chose the 20k, poor vinny...
13

"This is Halloween" is a song from which popular animated Halloween-themed movie?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Monster House

The Corpse Bride

Thriller

62% got this right

Patrick Stewart was cut from the film as they deemed the voiceovers too long.
14

In the song "Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett, who throws a monster ball?

Frankenstein

Dracula

Igor

Mummy

45% got this right

The song was inspired by and danced to the Mashed Potato dance craze of the era.
15

"Don't Fear the Reaper" is a song by which rock band, often associated with Halloween?

Blue Oyster Cult

AC/DC

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd

44% got this right

Dharma was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, which got him thinking about his mortality and inspired the song.