Thriller Halloween Trivia Quiz

Oct 14, 2019, 4:14 PM | Updated: Dec 16, 2019, 12:16 pm

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 was candy corn called originally?

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The largest pumpkin ever weighed…

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It was grown by Norm Craven in 1993

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

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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.

What is considered to be the birthplace of Halloween?

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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.

How old is Halloween thought to be?

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Halloween is thought to have started in 4000 bc.

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.

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.

Thriller Halloween Trivia Quiz
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Thriller Halloween Trivia Quiz