How Well Do You Know Worldwide Halloween Traditions?

Do you think you know world Halloween traditions? How culturally diverse is your knowledge on this spooky holiday? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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What religion is credited with coming up with the date of Halloween?
Christianity
Paganism
Catholicism
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True or false: The superstition of black cats on Halloween being of evil origins comes from Medieval times.
True
False
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What did the Irish use to carve Jack O' Lanterns in lieu of pumpkins?
Turnips
Potatoes
Squash
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True or false: The Jack O' Lantern was created to be a guide for lost souls on Halloween night.
True
False
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What name is traditionally given to witches by those of Pagan belief?
Earth Mother
Night Mother
Goddess of Lore
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True or false: Halloween's origins date back 2,000 years ago to the Celtic festival of Samhain.
True
False
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How did the Druids celebrate Halloween?
With huge sacred bonfires
By smashing pumpkins
By holding religious ceremonies
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What was the most important part of Colonial Halloween celebrations?
Storytelling
Creating mischief
Carving Jack O' Lanterns
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Which immigrant sect is credited with popularizing Halloween in America?
The Germans
The Irish
The Italians
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What year did Halloween become a community celebration in America with trick or treating and parties?
1920
1950
1956
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True or false: The tradition of wearing costumes came from a fear of being recognized by ghosts or spirits on Halloween night.
True
False
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True or false: There was once a superstition that the first person to snag an apple while bobbing for apples would marry within the year.
True
False
Result
You are a haunted hero! Despite missing a few questions about popular Halloween traditions, you still know the ins and outs of this spooky holiday quite well. Great job!

C+, Haunted Hero

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You are an apparition ace! When it comes to spooky trivia, you are hands down one of the best. Nothing gets past you when it comes to the traditions and superstitions of this haunted holiday.

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You are full of ghoulish goodness! You are scarily well versed on Halloween traditions, superstitions, and cultural practices. You passed this quiz quicker than a witch on a broomstick. Well done!

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1
What religion is credited with coming up with the date of Halloween?
Christianity
Paganism
Catholicism
2
True or false: The superstition of black cats on Halloween being of evil origins comes from Medieval times.
True
False
3
What did the Irish use to carve Jack O' Lanterns in lieu of pumpkins?
Turnips
Potatoes
Squash
4
True or false: The Jack O' Lantern was created to be a guide for lost souls on Halloween night.
True
False
5
What name is traditionally given to witches by those of Pagan belief?
Earth Mother
Night Mother
Goddess of Lore
6
True or false: Halloween's origins date back 2,000 years ago to the Celtic festival of Samhain.
True
False
7
How did the Druids celebrate Halloween?
With huge sacred bonfires
By smashing pumpkins
By holding religious ceremonies
8
What was the most important part of Colonial Halloween celebrations?
Storytelling
Creating mischief
Carving Jack O' Lanterns
9
Which immigrant sect is credited with popularizing Halloween in America?
The Germans
The Irish
The Italians
10
What year did Halloween become a community celebration in America with trick or treating and parties?
1920
1950
1956
11
True or false: The tradition of wearing costumes came from a fear of being recognized by ghosts or spirits on Halloween night.
True
False
12
True or false: There was once a superstition that the first person to snag an apple while bobbing for apples would marry within the year.
True
False