How Much Do You Know About Halloween?

Halloween is a beloved tradition where you can be anything you want to be. But do you know this history behind this haunted holiday? Take this quiz and put your Halloween knowledge to test!
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What were the first Jack O' Lanterns made of?
Pumpkins
Turnips
Squash
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Question 2/12

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Why is the owl often used as a popular image for Halloween?
Owls are nocturnal
Owls were once thought to be witches
Owls can be combative
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In what country did Trick or Treating originate?
The United States
Ireland
Russia
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What is Halloween short for?
Hallows Eve
Hallow Night
Hallow Week
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Why did the ritual of dressing up as ghouls and ghosts on Halloween begin?
It was originally used as a disguise to hide from real ghosts
It was a way to cause mischief without being seen
It was a way to commemorate the dead
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How much does the average person spend on Halloween?
$100.00
$65.00
$75.00
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Question 7/12

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When do historians believe that Halloween began?
4,000 BC
3,000 BC
4,500 BC
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What is the self proclaimed Halloween capitol of the world?
Goblintown, VA
Salem, MA
Sleepy Hollow, NY
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What country believes that Halloween is a purely commercial made up American holiday?
Australia
Germany
France
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What was the most common Halloween trick in the 1920s?
Egging houses
Toilet papering houses
Tipping over outhouses
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True or False: Orange and black are the official colors of Halloween because orange represents the autumn harvest and black represents death.
True
False
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Question 12/12

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What was the first wrapped Halloween candy in America?
Hershey bar
Tootsie Roll
Lemon drop
Result
It looks like we've got a bit of a Halloween hiccup on our hands. While you certainly love this fun holiday, you're not quite up to speed on your haunted history.

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Right!
Well done! You are a Halloween hero. It is clear that you know and love this holiday tradition. Not only are you well versed on the history, but you've got a ghoulish grip on Halloween statistics as well.

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Right!
Congratulations! You are a Halloween virtuoso. You know your haunted history better than just about anyone. We have a feeling you go all out to celebrate this wickedly fun holiday. It surely shows in your knowledge of this long time tradition!

A+, Halloween Virtuoso

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1
What were the first Jack O' Lanterns made of?
Pumpkins
Turnips
Squash
2
Why is the owl often used as a popular image for Halloween?
Owls are nocturnal
Owls were once thought to be witches
Owls can be combative
3
In what country did Trick or Treating originate?
The United States
Ireland
Russia
4
What is Halloween short for?
Hallows Eve
Hallow Night
Hallow Week
5
Why did the ritual of dressing up as ghouls and ghosts on Halloween begin?
It was originally used as a disguise to hide from real ghosts
It was a way to cause mischief without being seen
It was a way to commemorate the dead
6
How much does the average person spend on Halloween?
$100.00
$65.00
$75.00
7
When do historians believe that Halloween began?
4,000 BC
3,000 BC
4,500 BC
8
What is the self proclaimed Halloween capitol of the world?
Goblintown, VA
Salem, MA
Sleepy Hollow, NY
9
What country believes that Halloween is a purely commercial made up American holiday?
Australia
Germany
France
10
What was the most common Halloween trick in the 1920s?
Egging houses
Toilet papering houses
Tipping over outhouses
11
True or False: Orange and black are the official colors of Halloween because orange represents the autumn harvest and black represents death.
True
False
12
What was the first wrapped Halloween candy in America?
Hershey bar
Tootsie Roll
Lemon drop