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History of Halloween

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History of Halloween game quiz
"Halloween has always been one of my very favorite holidays. Enjoy this quiz about one of the sweetest holidays of the year."

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1. The familiar Jack o' Lanterns are thought to have originated in which country?
    Spain
    United States
    Egypt
    Ireland


2. What is the meaning of the word "hallow" in relation to this holiday?
    Witch
    Winter
    Candy
    Saint


3. A popular Halloween candy in the USA, what was the first penny candy to be individually wrapped for sale?
    Hershey Kisses
    Bit-O-Honey
    Peppermint sticks
    Tootsie Rolls


4. The ancient Celts believed that evil spirits were roving the countryside on Halloween night. What did they do in an attempt to protect themselves?
    They wore masks and costumes
    They went door to door giving their neighbors treats
    They bobbed for apples
    They burned candy a fruit in a bonfire


5. All of these celebrities were born on Halloween except one; can you tell me which one does not belong?
    River Phoenix
    John Candy
    Michael Landon
    Dan Rather


6. There is an old belief that it is good luck to see which of the following on Halloween?
    Bat
    Black Cat
    Spider
    Pumpkin


7. The "Monster Mash", often played around the Halloween holiday, was a 1962 novelty song by which of the following groups?
    David "Doctor" Livingstone and the Tomb-Raiders
    Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
    "Lord" Paul Bearer and the Grave-Diggers
    "Sir" Jack O'Lantern and the Pumpkin Smashers


8. What was the point of the old Scottish Halloween tradition involving a young woman peeling an apple in one long strip and then throwing it over her shoulder?
    It would protect you from the plague
    It would protect you against miscarriage
    The peel was believed to land in the shape of the first letter of the future spouse
    It would land in the shape of the number of children she would have


9. If you are afraid of Halloween, it might be said that you suffer from which of the following?
    Samhainophobia
    Chemophobia
    Pumpkinophobia
    Aquaphobia


10. There are pumpkins that are blue instead of orange.
    True
    False


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Compiled Jan 12 13