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Get in the spooky mood this season with a Halloween quiz. These 50 Halloween questions and answers will test your spooky knowledge of Halloween trivia, music, film, TV, and literature.


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Halloween Quiz – 50 Questions

Halloween trivia round

1. What is the day after Halloween called?

2. Which famous magician/escape artist died on Halloween in 1926?

3. What fruit is tradition to ‘bob’ for at Halloween?

4. What is the original way of spelling Halloween?

5. What is the Celtic name for the end of harvest festival held on the 31st October-1st November?

6. What is the name of the Mexican festival held around the same time as Halloween?

7. Which vegetable is traditionally used to carve a Jack O’ Lantern?

8. What is a group of witches called?

9. What is samhainophobia a fear of?

10. Transylvania is a region of which country?

 

Halloween music trivia round

11. Screamin Jay Hawkins had a hit with which song in 1956?

12. Which Irish rock band had the hit ‘Zombie’?

13. Which singer starred as the Goblin King in the film Labyrinth?

14. In which year was ‘Monster Mash’ by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett released? a) 1952 b) 1962 c) 1972

15. Billy Corgan is the lead singer of which squash inspired band?

16. Richard O’Brien wrote and starred in which musical, then later film?

17. Which artist created a short film alongside their hit ‘Thriller’?

18. Ray Parker Jr. is famous for which song that soundtracked a hit film in 1984?

19. Bat Out of Hell was a hit for which artist?

20. Ghost Town was a hit for which band in 1981?

 

Halloween movie trivia round

21. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star as the Sanderson sisters in which spooky movie?

22. Which slasher movie franchise features a psychotic killer dressed in a ghostface mask?

23. Michael Myers is a character from which famous horror film franchise?

24. In which year was the supernatural horror film ‘Poltergeist’ released?

25. Which serial killer eats his victims in ‘Silence of the Lambs’?

26. ‘The Shining’ was a film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on a novel by which author?

27. In ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ what is Jack Skellington also known as?

28. Which actor played Betelgeuse in the film Beetlejuice in 1988?

29. Which 1973 horror film is about a girl possessed by a demon?

30. Name the spirit of a child killer in ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’.

 

Halloween TV trivia round

31. Fox Mulder and Dana Sculley were FBI agents in which tv show?

32. Which tv show features a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse?

33. Name the little girl with supernatural powers in Stranger Things.

34. Which teenage witch had a cat sidekick called Salem?

35. Gomez and Morticia are the parents of which spooky family?

36. Sarah Michelle Gellar was famous for playing ‘the chosen one’ in which 90s tv show?

37. Laura Palmer was a teenager who went missing in which David Lynch tv show?

38. Which Sheriff Deputy wakes up to find the zombie apocalypse has arrived in The Walking Dead?

39. The film ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ inspired which TV show starring Sarah Paulson?

40. Lady Gaga starred as ‘The Countess’ in which dark and twisted TV show?

 

Halloween literature trivia round

41. Who wrote Frankenstein in 1818?

42. How many witches are there in Macbeth?

43. The Baudelaire children feature in which book series?

44. Pennywise is a character from which Stephen King novel?

45. Which famous vampire was created by Bram Stoker?

46. Which author wrote ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ in 1886?

47. The Headless Horseman is a character from which gothic story?

48. Name the best-selling children’s horror series of books by R.L. Stine.

49. What is the name of the spider in Harry Potter?

50. In Greek mythology who is the Goddess of Witches? a) Athena b) Hecate c) Artemis

Halloween Trivia Quiz 50 Questions
Halloween Trivia Quiz 50 Questions

Halloween Quiz – 50 Answers

Halloween trivia round

1. What is the day after Halloween called?

All Saints Day

2. Which famous magician/escape artist died on Halloween in 1926?

Harry Houdini

3. What fruit is tradition to ‘bob’ for at Halloween?

Apples

4. What is the original way of spelling Halloween?

Hallowe’en – it is a contraction of ‘All Hallows Evening’.

5. What is the Celtic name for the end of harvest festival held on the 31st October-1st November?

Samhain

6. What is the name of the Mexican festival held around the same time as Halloween?

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos

7. Which vegetable is traditionally used to carve a Jack O’ Lantern?

Pumpkin

8. What is a group of witches called?

A coven

9. What is samhainophobia a fear of?

Halloween

10. Transylvania is a region of which country?

Romania

Halloween music round

11. Screamin Jay Hawkins had a hit with which song in 1956?

I Put a Spell on You

12. Which Irish rock band had the hit ‘Zombie’?

The Cranberries

13. Which singer starred as the Goblin King in the film Labyrinth?

David Bowie

14. In which year was ‘Monster Mash’ by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett released? a) 1952 b) 1962 c) 1972

c) 1962

15. Billy Corgan is the lead singer of which squash inspired band?

Smashing Pumpkins

16. Richard O’Brien wrote and starred in which musical, then later film?

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

17. Which artist created a short film alongside their hit ‘Thriller’?

Michael Jackson

18. Ray Parker Jr. is famous for which song that soundtracked a hit film in 1984?

Ghostbusters

19. Bat Out of Hell was a hit for which artist?

Meatloaf

20. Ghost Town was a hit for which band in 1981?

The Specials

Halloween movie round

21. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star as the Sanderson sisters in which spooky movie?

Hocus Pocus

22. Which slasher movie franchise features a psychotic killer dressed in a ghostface mask?

Scream

23. Michael Myers is a character from which famous horror film franchise?

Halloween

24. In which year was the supernatural horror film ‘Poltergeist’ released?

1982

25. Which serial killer eats his victims in ‘Silence of the Lambs’?

Hannibal Lecter

26. ‘The Shining’ was a film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on a novel by which author?

Stephen King

27. In ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ what is Jack Skellington also known as?

The Pumpkin King

28. Which actor played Betelgeuse in the film Beetlejuice in 1988?

Michael Keaton

29. Which 1973 horror film is about a girl possessed by a demon?

The Exorcist

30. Name the spirit of a child killer in ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’.

Freddy Krueger

Halloween TV round

31. Fox Mulder and Dana Sculley were FBI agents in which tv show?

The X Files

32. Which tv show features a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse?

True Blood

33. Name the little girl with supernatural powers in Stranger Things.

Eleven

34. Which teenage witch had a cat sidekick called Salem?

Sabrina

35. Gomez and Morticia are the parents of which spooky family?

The Addams family

36. Sarah Michelle Gellar was famous for playing ‘the chosen one’ in which 90s tv show?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

37. Laura Palmer was a teenager who went missing in which David Lynch tv show?

Twin Peaks

38. Which Sheriff Deputy wakes up to find the zombie apocalypse has arrived in The Walking Dead?

Rick Grimes

39. The film ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ inspired which TV show starring Sarah Paulson?

Ratched

40. Lady Gaga starred as ‘The Countess’ in which dark and twisted TV show?

American Horror Story

Halloween literature round

41. Who wrote Frankenstein in 1818?

Mary Shelley

42. How many witches are there in Macbeth?

Three

43. The Baudelaire children feature in which book series?

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

44. Pennywise is a character from which Stephen King novel?

It

45. Which famous vampire was created by Bram Stoker?

Dracula

46. Which author wrote ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ in 1886?

Robert Louis Stevenson

47. The Headless Horseman is a character from which gothic story?

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

48. Name the best-selling children’s horror series of books by R.L. Stine.

Goosebumps

49. What is the name of the spider in Harry Potter?

Aragog

50. In Greek mythology who is the Goddess of Witches? a) Athena b) Hecate c) Artemis

b) Hecate

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