Halloween Quiz

Children Celebrating HalloweenThere’s no doubt that Halloween holds a special place in the hearts of Americans. Who can blame us? On what other day can you walk around your town in a costume and have neighbors give you free candy?

Nevertheless, just because you may dress up like Einstein doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new about the history of Halloween. You’re sure to become a smarter parent and learn more about this holiday with our Halloween quiz.

Let’s get started:

1.    Halloween is based on the traditions of what ancient Celtic celebration: All Saints Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Samhain or All Souls Day?
2.    Which vegetable was originally used to make jack o’ lanterns: tomatoes, turnips, carrots or potatoes?
3.    Halloween is celebrated on what day: The last Sunday in October, October 31, October 29 or the last Friday in October?
4.    Which cartoon character is known as “the friendly ghost”: Coraline, Casper, Caspius or Beetlejuice?
5.    The 1978 movie “Halloween” marked the debut of what sinister film character: Martin Myers, Michael Myers, Michelle Myers or Mark Myers?

 

Answers
1.    Many Halloween traditions stem from Samhain, the ancient Celtic New Year that fell around the end of October.
2.    Jack o’ lanterns were originally made from turnips and other root vegetables.
3.    Halloween is celebrated on October 31.
4.    Casper is known as “the friendly ghost.”
5.    The film character Michael Myers made his movie debut in “Halloween.”

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11 Comments

  1. Thank you for providing this article to spark something in us to become more knowledgeable about why we celebrate “any holiday”. I believe that we should study the history of traditions so that we can know why we celebrate it and to make sure it lines up with what we believe. I know this article will lead people to go deeper and research the meaning of Hallows Eve(Halloween).

    Comment by Dorcas — 10 - 16 - 2012 @ 9:15 AM

  2. Interesting article

    Comment by grace Williams — 10 - 16 - 2012 @ 9:58 AM

  3. Aced it. Lol! I guess as a Pagan it was easy peasy though… :P I wish more people realized it stemmed from the Celtic New Year of Samhain!!

    Comment by Brittany — 10 - 16 - 2012 @ 2:23 PM

  4. Halloween info. was interesting..

    Comment by Dee Bagent — 10 - 16 - 2012 @ 3:42 PM

  5. Very Intresting facts On Halloween wow I did not know where Halloween came from this told me. Thank You Gerber Life for providing the information.

    Comment by Crystal — 10 - 22 - 2012 @ 4:56 PM

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    Comment by Gerber Life Insurance — 10 - 25 - 2012 @ 11:15 AM

  8. Thanks for giving us this information about Halloween. This was one of my favorite holidays and I loved going out on Halloween as a young child getting all those free goodies. Thanks for the education on Halloween maybe more parents will get involved with this holiday.

    Comment by Ghia — 11 - 2 - 2012 @ 3:15 PM

  9. You’re welcome Ghia, we’re glad you enjoyed the article and Halloween! – Gerber Life

    Comment by Gerber Life Insurance — 11 - 3 - 2012 @ 4:42 PM

  10. I had 3 out of 5. This quiz did help, plus it is interesting and make you want to learn more about Halloween and other things. Good Article.

    Comment by Barbara Wilson — 11 - 5 - 2012 @ 5:15 PM

  11. We’re glad you enjoyed the quiz and learned some new things! – Gerber Life

    Comment by Gerber Life Insurance — 11 - 6 - 2012 @ 10:38 AM

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