Halloween 1 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 6th October 2010A quiz about Halloween, Monsters and Ghouls.
  1. What was the name of the Celtic festival that is the root of Halloween? Samhain.
  2. What day follows Halloween in the Calender of Western Christianity? All Saints or All Hallows Day.
  3. By what name is a male witch known? A Warlock.
  4. What is the collective name for a group of witches? A Coven.
  5. In which US state would you find the town of Salem, the location of the infamous witch trials? Massachusetts
  6. Who wrote the famous children's book "The Witches"? Roald Dahl.
  7. Who played the witch Samantha, in the TV series "Bewitched"? Elizabeth Montgomery.
  8. In what parts of the World may you find vampire bats? South & Central America.
  9. What special sweets do they eat in Mexico to celebrate Halloween? Candy Skulls.
  10. Which phenomena gets its name from the German for "Noisy Ghost"? Poltergeist.
  11. The Simpsons every year produce a Halloween special, what is the generic name given for this episode? Treehouse of Horror.
  12. Which British film studio were famous for producing horror films? Hammer.
  13. Who painted the famous painting "The Scream"? Edvard Munch.
  14. Who had a UK number 3 hit in 1974 with "There's a Ghost in my House"? R Dean Taylor.
  15. Which fruit do you traditionally "bob" for at Halloween? Apples.
  16. Who wrote the famous horror novel "Frankenstein"? Mary Shelley.
  17. What, allegedly ,is the only thing that can kill a werewolf? A Silver Bullet.
  18. Which famous horror actor appeared on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" single? Vincent Price.
  19. Who wrote and directed the 1978 film, "Halloween"? John Carpenter.
  20. What is the name of the ghost that haunts Macbeth in Shakespeare's play? Banquo.

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