50 Spooky Halloween Trivia Questions for Kids & Adults

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Halloween is the perfect time to get into the spooky spirit. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with some chilling Halloween trivia? Whether you’re a trick-or-treat novice or a creepy-fact connoisseur, this quiz is sure to provide entertainment for knowledge levels.

With added fun facts that come with each question, this entertaining test is packed with trivia. Perfect to play with kids and adults alike, this quiz will reveal who among your friends and family knows the most about this festive and freaky holiday. Who knows, you may also learn a few things along the way!

So, if you’re ready to put your Halloween knowledge to the test, check out this list of spooky trivia questions. Answers are included if you get stumped.

Easy Halloween Trivia

What kind of furry animal is a symbol of Halloween?

Answer: A black cat.

There are 22 different breeds of black cats.

If you were a witch, what type of vehicle would you use for transportation?

Answer: A broomstick.

Some people believe that laying a broom across a doorway is a way to keep bad spirits out of a house.

What do you carve and place on your doorstep on Halloween?

Answer: A pumpkin or jack-o-lantern.

Pumpkin carving started during the 1800s when Europeans immigrated to America.

What kind of animal can a vampire turn into?

Answer: A bat.

Scientists guess that there could be more than one billion bats worldwide.

On which day do people celebrate Halloween?

Answer: October 31st.

October 31st was celebrated by Celtic people, who called the holiday Samhain.

What name, starting with a ‘G’, do you call a short, green, and unsightly monster?

Answer: A goblin.

A goblin is a type of sprite that comes from European folklore.

What do you say when asking for candy from your neighbors?

Answer: “Trick or treat”.

The tradition of trick-or-treating comes from Scotland and Ireland in the 16th century.

What is the name of the big container that witches brew potions in?

Answer: A cauldron.

Cauldrons have been used in Europe since the first millennium BCE.

Which two colors are associated with Halloween?

Answer: Orange and black.

Orange represents fire and fall, while black symbolizes darkness.

Which type of Halloween creature says ‘Boo’?

Answer: Ghosts.

Some people guess that ‘boo’ comes from the Latin word, boare, which means “cry aloud.”

Which Halloween monster is wrapped in bandages?

Answer: A mummy.

In ancient Egypt, some mummies were wrapped using up to 20 layers of linen cloth.

How many legs does a spider have?

Answer: 8.

Most spiders spin webs to capture their prey.

How do you light up a jack-o-lantern?

Answer: With a candle.

The U.S. sales of candle products earn about $3.14 billion dollars each year.

Which Halloween creature is just made of bones?

Answer: A skeleton.

The human body has 206 to 213 bones.

When do werewolves transform into their monster form?

Answer: During a full moon.

The first werewolf story was written in 2100 BCE.

Intermediate Halloween Trivia

Where did Halloween originate?

Answer: Ireland.

Halloween dates back to around 2000 years ago.

What is the other name for Halloween?

Answer: All Hallows’ Eve.

Ancient Celtic people would light bonfires and put on costumes to ward off ghosts on All Hallows’ Eve.

What type of ingredient keeps away vampires?

Answer: Garlic.

The average person consumes 2 pounds of garlic per year.

What do people ‘bob’ for in a bucket of water on Halloween?

Answer: Apples.

Bobbing for apples originally became a Halloween activity in Europe, hundreds of years ago.

Which world-famous magician died on Halloween?

Answer: Harry Houdini.

Harry Houdini’s real name was Erik Weisz.

How many pieces of candy corn are produced each year?

Answer: 9 billion.

35 million pounds of candy corn is made each year.

Before pumpkins, what was used to make jack-o-lanterns?

Answer: Turnips.

In Ireland, people celebrating Halloween would place coal inside turnips to make a lantern.

What is Dracula’s original name?

Answer: Vlad the Impaler.

Vlad the Impaler was a real ruler of Romania who inspired the character of Dracula.

What is the most popular candy sold on Halloween?

Answer: M&Ms.

Blue M&Ms were introduced in 1995.

What should you sprinkle in front of your door if you want to keep away evil spirits?

Answer: Salt.

In the Buddhist tradition, people throw salt over their shoulders to ward off evil.

What is the name of the witch goddess in Greek mythology?

Answer: Hecate.

Hecate is a feminine Greek name that means “far-reaching.”

What does Samhainophobia mean?

Answer: Fear of Halloween.

Samhain is the ancient Celtic festival that marked the beginning of winter.

What is the name of the famous teenage witch?

Answer: Sabrina.

In Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Sabrina has a cat named Salem.

How long can Halloween candy last without spoiling?

Answer: One to two years.

M&Ms can be eaten within 13 months of the manufacturing date.

Which holiday sees the sale of more candy, Halloween or Valentine’s Day?

Answer: Halloween.

Over twice the amount of chocolate is sold on Halloween than on Valentine’s Day.

Difficult Halloween Trivia

Who is the author of the popular monster novel, Frankenstein?

Answer: Mary Shelley.

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1816.

Jack Skellington is a character in which Halloween movie?

Answer: The Nightmare Before Christmas.

While Tim Burton produced The Nightmare Before Christmas, the film was directed by Henry Selick.

Where should you look if you want to see your future spouse on Halloween?

Answer: A mirror at midnight.

This superstition comes from the late 19th century.

Whose ghost did Winston Churchill claim to see when bathing in the White House?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln.

Churchill lived from November 30th, 1874 to January 24th, 1965.

What do they call trick-or-treating in Mexico?

Answer: Calaverita.

Calaverity means “little skull” in Spanish.

What was the original name of candy corn?

Answer: Chicken feed.

Poultry experts say that chickens should not eat more than a tablespoon of chicken per week.

What is the name of the supernatural creature who is said to have drunk the blood of chickens and goats in Latin America?

Answer: The Chupacabra.

Chupacabra attacks began being frequently reported by 1996.

What is the first published novel by Stephen King?

Answer: Carrie.

Carrie is set in 1979.

Superstition says what will happen if you point your finger at a grave?

Answer: Your finger will rot and fall off.

Many people also believe that taking anything from a cemetery will give you bad luck.

What type of ghost is Casper?

Answer: Friendly.

Casper the Friendly Ghost is an animated character that has appeared in multiple movies and cartoons.

Which family has a daughter named Wednesday?

Answer: The Addams Family.

The daughter of the Addams family’s name is based on the nursery rhyme line, “Wednesday’s child is full of woe.”

Which famous dictator came to power on Halloween night?

Answer: Benito Mussolini.

Mussolini was sworn in as the Italian prime minister on October 31st, 1922.

Which Roman goddess is honored on Halloween?

Answer: Pomona.

Pomona was the goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman mythology.

How many Michael Myers movies have been made?

Answer: 13.

The original name of Michael Myers was “The Shape.”

Where is it illegal to use Silly String on Halloween?

Answer: Hollywood.

Up to a $1,000 fine could be issued to those who use Silly String on Halloween in Hollywood.

What does “guising” mean?

Answer: Dressing up on Halloween.

“Guising” is a word that comes from Scotland.

Which U.S. State produces the largest number of pumpkins?

Answer: Illinois.

Illinois produced 652 million pounds of pumpkins in 2021.

What does Emily transform into at the end of the movie, “Corpse Bride”?

Answer: A swarm of butterflies.

“Corpse Bride” was directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton.

According to superstition, what does it mean to see a spider on Halloween?

Answer: A loved one is watching over you.

Many cultures depict spiders as symbolizing patience, persistence, and wisdom.

Which city in the United States holds the biggest Halloween parade?

Answer: New York City.

The New York’s Village Halloween Parade began in 1974.

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