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Halloween History Quiz

DARE you test your history knowledge?

Last Updated:  September 17th 2021
First Published:  October 14th 2020

Halloween History Quiz

1/13 How Hyped Are You For Halloween?

Halloween celebrations started many years ago. But when, roughly?

2/13 A Roman goddess associated with Halloween

Which Roman goddess – of fruit and trees – is celebrated at Halloween with the bobbing for apples game?

3/13 A vampire frightened of something

What was Dracula's original name in Bram Stoker's story?

4/13 A police officer next to a sandy background

What item is banned from use at Halloween in California?

5/13 A nun at Halloween

In which American state is it unlawful to dress as a priest or nun at Halloween?

6/13 Dog in sheet with pumpkin in mouth

Where did Halloween originate?

7/13 Dog in witches hat on grass with pumpkin bucket

What's the name of the ancient Celtic festival that Halloween is based on?

8/13 Pug with Halloween decorations on grass

What do people in Scotland traditionally carve instead of pumpkins?

9/13 Pug in Dracula cape

Why did people originally celebrate Halloween?

10/13 Dog with pumpkins in neckerchief

Which of these is NOT  a Halloween tradition?

11/13 Dog in cape with pumpkins on porch

In Scotland, trick-or-treating is known as 'Guising', but why?

12/13 Dog looking sad with pumpkin

True or false - people in the UK didn't trick-or-treat until the 1970s?

13/13 Dog in witch's hat with broom in mouth in front of trees

Why did women used to throw apple peel over their shoulder on Halloween?

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Spookily superb! You're a real Halloween history boffin!

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Well done, you're a big fan of the spookiest day of the year!

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Not bad, but you can do better! Have another go!

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Aargh! What a scary result! You seem like you prefer Christmas to Halloween, because you're totally clueless about it!

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