90 Spooky Halloween Trivia Questions

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Ready to spook the competition with your Halloween trivia knowledge? Prove you are the best of the best with these Halloween trivia questions. Use them at home, in the classroom, or anywhere you please to test your Halloween trivia to see if you are a Halloween expert. 

Halloween is such a fun time of year. It is filled with so many spooks and treats that everyone is always excited for. One of my favorite things about this time of year is playing Halloween games, and this Halloween trivia game is probably one of my favorites. It is super easy to do, and you can start playing in a snap. Kids and adults love it, and it is something we can do together to really bond at a moment’s notice. 

Ready to see who is the Halloween trivia question champion? Dive into the giant list of Halloween questions to find out! 

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How Do You Play Trivia Games?

Playing trivia games is so easy! All you will want to do is print the giant list of trivia questions (or refer back to this post, be sure to bookmark it) and then you are ready to get started. 

  • You begin by reading the first question on the list. Once it is read, people will buzz in, raise their hand or shout out the answer, however you decide to play. 
  • The first person that gets the answer right gets the point. 
  • The person who gets the most points after all the trivia questions or reaches a predetermined amount of points first wins! 
  • Another option is to have everyone write down their answer on a whiteboard, and everyone that gets the correct answer gets the point. This is really up to you. 
  • You can also play in teams as well. 

Why We Love Halloween Trivia

There are so many reasons to fall in love with Halloween Trivia. 

  • Gets everyone in the Halloween spirit. 
  • You can use these questions at home, in the classroom, or at Halloween parties. We love using them in the car while we are driving as well. 
  • Creates learning and fun. 
  • Creates lasting memories and bonds. 
  • Makes a great icebreaker. 

Tips for Playing

Here are some helpful pointers on playing trivia. Playing games together is fun, but sometimes there are helpful tips to make it the best experience!

  • Establish rules before starting. Rules like how long you will play or how the game will end.
  • Divide the teams evenly by age and skill level. This is great for ensuring that everyone can play and have a good time.
  • It is easier to have the list of questions printed out for convenience during the game.
  • It is best to have the score sheet or board in a spot where everyone can see it.
  • A timer can be fun if you choose to use it, but let everyone see it at all times.

The Best Halloween Trivia

Grab your complete list of Halloween trivia questions for one low price right here, or refer back to the list of Halloween questions below as you play with your friends and family.

  • What is the US second-largest commercial holiday after Christmas? Halloween
  • A pumpkin with a face carved is called a? A Jack o’ Lantern
  • Potatoes, beets, and turnips have all been carved on Halloween, true or false? True
  • Did Halloween originate in Ireland, Scotland, or Wales? Ireland
  • All Saints (Hallows) Day is a Roman Catholic holiday linked with Halloween, true or false? True
  • What is the name of the most popular Halloween vampire? Dracula
  • What is the fear of Halloween called? Samhainophobia
  • Which character in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown got a bag of rocks when they went trick-or-treating? Charlie Brown
  • Every Halloween, Charlie Brown helps his friend Linus wait for the Great Pumpkin to appear; true or false? True
  • What is sweet and made of sugar? Candy
  • Pumpkins originate from Central Africa, true or false? False, North America (northeastern Mexico and the southern US)
  • Seeing a spider on Halloween is thought to be the spirit of a loved one watching over the person who finds the spider, true or false? True
  • Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight on Oct. 31, true or false? True
  • A person born on Halloween is believed to have what particular ability?  The ability to see and talk to spirits
  • What century did trick-or-treating begin? 16th Century
  • Pumpkins can be orange, white, green, or …?  Blue
  • Silly string, a party item was banned in which city? Hollywood
  • When is Halloween thought to have originated? 4000 B.C.
  • Who first celebrated Halloween? Druids
  • Halloween spending rank is bigger than which other celebrated day? Valentine’s day
  • What do you call the Halloween character that is big, tall, scary and usually green? Frankenstein
  • Is a pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?  A pumpkin is a fruit, because it has seeds
  • Illinois produces more pumpkins in the US, true or false?  True
  • How many pieces of candy does the average household give to each trick or treater on Halloween?  2 pieces
  • What does the word ‘Hallow’ mean? Saint
  • How do pumpkins grow? On the Vine
  • What two colors are associated with Halloween? Orange and Black
  • What does the Halloween color orange represent mean? Harvest and warmth
  • What does the Halloween color black represent? Death and darkness
  • What do you call the pot that witches cook in? Coulron
  • The witches in Macbeth said “Double, double, toil and trouble,” true or false? True
  • Which words did ‘bonfire’ originate from? Bone and fire
  • How do witches cook their potions and spells? Brew
  • What house has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest walk-through haunted house? The Cutting Edge Haunted House
  • Where does the term “jack o’lantern” come from? The term “jack o’lantern” originates from an Irish folktale about a cheap man named “Stingy Jack” who made a deal with the devil.
  • How is Halloween less commonly referred to as? Allhalloween, All Hallows’Eve, or All Saints’ Eve.
  • What place holds the Guinness World title for the most jack-o’-lanterns lit in one place? Keene, New Hampshire, United States
  • How many pounds of candy corn are produced each year? A whopping 35 million pounds of candy corn is made every year—amounting to about 9 billion pieces.
  • Some end up wearing their clothing inside out on Halloween – why is that? A. Allegedly, wearing your clothes inside out on Halloween and walking backward
  • What sort of mask does Michael Myers wear in the original Halloween? Because the studio had such a small budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find. It was a $2 William Shatner mask that they spray-painted color white.
  • What are some common Halloween traditions? trick-or-treating, telling spooky stories, visiting haunted houses, making jack-o’-lanterns, wearing Halloween costumes, and so on
  • Why did women look in mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween? To see their boyfriends.
  • Can you name the colors of candy corn from top to bottom? The colors of candy corn from top to bottom are white, yellow, and orange.
  • How many pounds of candy corn are produced each year? A whopping 35 million pounds of candy corn is made every year—amounting to about 9 billion pieces.A:
  • Some end up wearing their clothing inside out on Halloween – why is that? Allegedly, wearing your clothes inside out on Halloween and walking backward means you could see a witch at midnight
  • Who’s said to haunt the White House Rose Garden? The ghost of First Lady Dolley Madison.
  • What vegetable is part of a tradition on the night before Halloween? Cabbage is often used in pranks on Mischief Night, sometimes referred to as Cabbage Night. People would sometimes leave stinky, rotten cabbage near neighbors’ doors.
  • What mammal capable of flying is usually associated with Halloween? The bat
  • The Puritans are said to have been the first to associate what type of black-colored animals with bad luck? Cats
  • What was the original title for Disney’s Hocus Pocus? Hocus Pocus was initially called Halloween House—and it was more horror than comedy.
  • What month is Halloween? October
  • In The Nightmare Before Christmas, what was Oogie Boogie made of? He was a burlap sack filled with spiders, insects, and a snake for a tongue.
  • What day is Halloween celebrated? 31st
  • How many legs do spiders have? 8
  • When was Trick or Treat for UNICEF founded? 1950
  • During Halloween, what do people “bob” for? Apples
  • What was candy corn originally called? Chicken Feed
  • Where did bobbing for apples originate? Ancient Rome
  • What are the names of the Addams Family’s pet piranhas? Tristan and Isolde
  • Why did people start dressing up in Halloween costumes? Many Europeans, including the Celtics, dressed in costumes to repel spirits that they believed came back to Earth on what we now know as Halloween.
  • What do you call a group of witches? A coven
  • What medieval English tradition inspired trick-or-treating? On All Souls Day, the poor would go “souling,” knocking on doors offering prayers for residents’ deceased loved ones in exchange for food.
  • What’s the name of Wednesday’s pet spider on The Addams Family? And her lizard? Homer is the name of the spider and Lucifer is the name of the lizard
  • Where do you go to pick a pumpkin? Pumpkin Patch
  • Who was the first First Lady to decorate the White House for Halloween? Mamie Eisenhower in 1958
  • What was the first mainstream Hollywood movie to feature a werewolf? Werewolf of London, released by Universal Pictures in 1935
  • What is the most popular Halloween candy? Chocolate
  • What famous magician died on Halloween? Harry Houdini
  • What is another name for a phantom? Ghost
  • What ancient Roman goddess is said to be honored on Halloween? Pomona, the goddess of fruit and trees—many believe bobbing for apples on Halloween stemmed from Roman traditions to honor Pomona.
  • Halloween was celebrated for the first time ever in the United States in what year? 1840s.
  • Casper is a what? Ghost
  • Where was the first city-wide Halloween celebration in the United States? Anoka, Minnesota
  • What do you put inside the pumpkin to make it glow? A light
  • How many calories are to be found in an average trick-or-treater’s Halloween stash? Around 11,000
  • What kind of houses do people go into on Halloween? Haunted Houses
  • What Halloween character has fangs? Vampire
  • Who sang the original “Monster Mash?” Bobby Pickett
  • Where do vampire bats live? North and South America
  • What do kids do on Halloween to get candy? Trick or Treat
  • What do you call a human body that is supported by bones? Skeleton
  • What is a stone built grave called? Tomb
  • What food keeps Dracula away? Garlic
  • What does Dracula mean? Son of the Devil
  • What do you call the bone of the head that is associated with Halloween? Skull
  • Other than a cat, what other animal is associated with a witch? Owl
  • What do you call a dead human whose body has been preserved? Mummy
  • In Ancient Rome, what were owls thought of as? Evil
  • What’s the most searched for Halloween candy on Google? Candy Corn
  • What country do mummies originate from? Egypt
  • Transylvania is a region in which country? Romania
  • While trick-or-treating, what does a teal pumpkin mean? Allergy-free treats
  • What was Bram Stoker’s original name for Dracula? Count Wampyr
  • How is the mystery flovored Dum-Dum lollipop made? The leftover candy at the end of a production run for Dum-Dums is mixed to make the mystery flavor.
  • Who wrote the novel Frankenstein? Mary Shelley
  • Complete this lyric from the hit Halloween song The Monster Mash: “I was working in the lab, late one night…” “When my eyes beheld, an eerie sight.”

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