Top 70 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers

If you are a Halloween enthusiast who is ready to gather with your friends, look no further. From spine-chilling facts to spellbinding trivia, below, we’ve compiled a list of best Halloween trivia questions where you will unravel the mysteries into the fascinating realm of Halloween knowledge. So scroll down and see what we’ve got you covered.

Halloween Trivia Questions

1. What color cat is a symbol of Halloween?

Answer: Black

2. What is the most commercially successful horror franchise of all time?

Answer: Godzilla.

3. When is Halloween thought to have originated?

Answer: 4000 B.C.

4. What was The Munsters’ address?

Answer: 1313 Mockingbird Lane

5. Where was the first city-wide Halloween celebration in the United States?

Answer: Anoka, Minnesota.

6. What was Dracula’s real name?

Answer: Vlad the Impaler

7. Which film in the Paranormal Activity franchise was the most commercially successful?

Answer: Paranormal Activity 3.

8. Which phobia means you have an intense fear of Halloween?

Answer: Samhainophobia

9. What is Hong Kong’s Festival of Hungry Ghosts called?

Answer: Yue Lan

10. Who performed the role of Wolf Man first?

Answer: Lon Chaney

11. Apart from sucking human blood, what do vampires and bats have in common?

Answer: They only come out at night.

12. Who sang the original “Monster Mash?”

Answer: Bobby Pickett.

13. Which Catholic Church holiday is Halloween linked to?

Answer: All Saints (Hallows) Day

14. What item is banned in California on Halloween?

Answer: Silly String.

15. Every Halloween, Charlie Brown helps his friend Linus wait for what character to appear?

Answer: The Great Pumpkin

16. What vegetable is part of a tradition on the night before Halloween?

Answer: Cabbage

17. Where is the longest haunted house in the world?

Answer: The Haunted Cave in Lewisburg, Ohio.

18. From which words did ‘bonfire’ originate?

Answer: Bone and Fire

19. Out of which vegetable were Jack O’ Lanterns originally made?

Answer: Turnips

20. What does seeing a spider on Halloween signify?

Answer: A loved one is watching over you.

21. Trick or Treat for UNICEF was started when?

Answer: 1950.

22. What color is the fruit that is carved up for Halloween and left outside for kids to see?

Answer: Pumpkin, Orange

23. What candy was given to soldiers in battle in the Korean War?

Answer: Tootsie Rolls

24. How many pounds of candy corn are produced each year?

Answer: A whopping 35 million pounds.

25. What is the most commercially successful horror movie of all time?

Answer: It.

26. Why did some women throw apple peels behind them on Halloween?

Answer: Because they believed it would land in the shape of the first letter of their future husband’s name.

27. What was candy corn originally called?

Answer: Chicken Feed.

28. What is Des Moines, Iowa’s pre-Halloween festivity called?

Answer: In Des Moines, the night before Halloween is called Beggar’s Night, in which kids go door-to-door telling jokes, reciting poems or dancing in exchange for sweets.

29. What is the “correct” spelling of Halloween?

Answer: Halloween was originally spelled “Hallowe’en,” a contraction of “All Hallows Even.”

30. In which country did Halloween originate?

Answer: Ireland

31. How much money is spent each year on Halloween costumes for pets?

Answer: $300 million

32. What vegetable is used to scare vampires away because they detest it?

Answer: Garlic

33. How do pumpkins grow?

Answer: On vines

34. What did Scottish women hang on Halloween to see their future husbands?

Answer: Wet sheets in front of a fire.

35. Which USA state grows the most pumpkins?

Answer: Illinois.

36. Who was the first First Lady to put up Halloween decorations at the White House?

Answer: Mamie Eisenhower

37. Is pumpkin considered a fruit or vegetable?

Answer: Fruit

38. What was the candy corn’s original name?

Answer: Chicken feed.

39. What do people “bob” for on Halloween?

Answer: Apples

40. What date is Halloween celebrated?

Answer: October 31st

41. What was the name of Dracula’s sidekick?

Answer: Renfield

42. What were the first-ever fun-size candy bars?

Answer: Snickers and Milky Way.

43. What horror movie was the first American film ever to show a toilet on screen?

Answer: Psycho.

44. What was Count Dracula’s original name in the Bram Stoker classic?

Answer: Count Wampyr.

45. Which holiday has the top candy sales, Valentine’s Day or Halloween?

Answer: Halloween.

46. True or false: The word ‘hallow’ means saint or holy person?

Answer: True

47. What does the word ‘Hallow’ in relation to this holiday mean?

Answer: Saint

48. How many calories are in the typical Halloween stash of trick-or-treaters?

Answer: About 11,000.

49. What are other names of Halloween?

Answer: Samhain, All Hallows Eve, The Feast of the Dead

50. Where did the real Ichabod Crane live?

Answer: Believe it or not, it wasn’t Sleepy Hollow, New York, but actually Staten Island.

51. How much did Americans spend on Halloween in 2019?

Answer: $2.6 billion.

52. What famous magician died on Halloween?

Answer: Harry Houdini.

53. How much candy does the typical home hand out to trick-or-treaters?

Answer: Two pieces.

54. Halloween is the second busiest holiday after which one?

Answer: Christmas

55. Why do some people dress for Halloween with their clothes inside out?

Answer: Looking for a Witch.

56. Why is Halloween (and bad luck) associated with black cats?

Answer: In the eyes of the Puritans, they associated black cats with witchcraft, thereby forging a lasting bond between these ebony-hued felines and the spirit of Halloween.

57. What Celtic tradition led to modern-day trick-or-treating?

Answer: For the celebration of Samhain, people would put treats or food out to pacify evil spirits.

58. Who was Wes Craven’s first choice to play Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street?

Answer: David Warner.

59. Only one holiday surpasses Halloween in annual consumer sales. What is it?

Answer: Christmas actually takes the cake!

60. What do Halloween colors, black and orange, signify?

Answer: Orange stands for harvest, and black signifies death. Orange stands for harvest and black stands for death

61. Who was the first actor to be credited as Michael Myers (as an adult)?

Answer: Nick Castle

62. What’s the body count for the film Halloween?

Answer: Five people and a dog

63. What classic horror movie creature’s shape was based on the Oscar statuette?

Answer: The Creature From the Black Lagoon.

64. What was the original title for Disney’s Hocus Pocus?

Answer: Hocus Pocus was initially called Halloween House—and it was more horror than comedy.

65. What is the most popular Halloween candy in America?

Answer: Skittles.

66. Why did women look in mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween?

Answer: To see their boyfriends.

67. What two countries popularized Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating?

Answer: Scotland and Ireland.

68. What flying mammal has a connection to Halloween?

Answer: Bat

69. What does the name Dracula mean?

Answer: Son of the Devil

70. What was the original Halloween movie’s working title?

Answer: The Babysitter Murders.

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