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Are You A Halloween Know It All? Take This Halloween Trivia Quiz to See How Much You Really Know About the Spooky Holiday!

Oct 1, 2019, 9:24 AM | Updated: Dec 16, 2019, 12:18 pm
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The following Halloween trivia quiz is sponsored by the Odyssey Dance Theater’s Thriller. Catch a Utah Halloween favorite before it disappears for another year.


How Will You Do at Halloween Trivia?

Halloween is one of the best times of the year! Between the weather cooling down and Autumn bumping into Utah, and everyone’s favorite spooky holiday right around the corner. Are you ready to see how your knowledge of Halloween questions stacks up? Don’t get too scared! These scary questions really aren’t that scary.

The largest pumpkin ever weighed…

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It was grown by Norm Craven in 1993

What is considered to be the birthplace of Halloween?

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Why did people start wearing costumes on Halloween?

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The tradition originated as a way for the Celtic and other European people to hide from the spirits who returned at this time of year.

How old is Halloween thought to be?

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Halloween is thought to have started in 4000 bc.

What US city holds the world record for having 30,128 Jack-O-Lanterns lit at the same time?

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What was candy corn called originally?

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What country was the first to publish a written account of kids saying trick or treat?

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“The youthful tormentors were at back door and front demanding edible plunder by the word “trick or treat” to which the inmates gladly responded and sent the robbers away rejoicing.” -“‘Trick or Treat’ Is Demand,” Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta), November 4, 1927, p. 5, dateline Blackie, Alberta, Nov.

What used to be traditionally carved on Halloween?

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In a traditional Celtic story, a man named Jack tricked the Devil. After Jack died the Devil made him roam the night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the piece of coal in a carved-out turnip, a common vegetable there, and became known as Jack of the Lantern.

How much does the US annually spend on candy, costumes, and decorations for Halloween?

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Halloween is the second most commercial day of the year in the US. People spend $2 Billion dollars alone in candy!

What is trick or treating thought to be derived from in England?

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Poor people would knock on doors asking for food in exchange for saying prayers for the home's dead relatives on All-Souls Day in England.

Thriller Halloween Trivia Quiz
Fiendishly Fantastic

You really know your Halloween facts! Halloween is your day! Get out there and scare someone with your incredible knowledge!
Spooktacular

You know a lot about Halloween. It may even be your favorite holiday. But there are a few details you’ve missed about the terrifying holiday. Try again!
Frightfully Fine

You missed a few, but you still know quite a bit. Take the quiz again to see if you can master it!
Goulish

Maybe you just haven’t carved a turnip in a few years. Give it another shot!
Gruesome

Halloween may just not be your holiday. Or maybe you just got to frightened to finish? Either way, try giving it another shot.

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Don’t Forget about a Halloween Tradition!

You don’t have to know Halloween trivia to enjoy a chilling and fun tradition! Thriller is back this year with more hair-raising fun than ever! You can see all your favorite Halloween Characters in Thriller getting their groove on! Dance not your thing? That’s OK. Even guys like Thriller! Performances are spooky, entertaining and even funny! Thriller has been a Halloween tradition in Utah for 22 years! It’s SO MUCH Fun family for ages 12 and older.

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Are You A Halloween Know It All? Take This Halloween Trivia Quiz to See How Much You Really Know About the Spooky Holiday!