Halloween 2 - Answers

Published: Monday 24th October 2011
  1. Which Halloween favourite song was recorded by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt Kickers? Monster Mash.
  2. What does the name Dracula literally mean? Son of the Devil.
  3. Which poet wrote the poem "Halloween", which starts with the line "Upon that night when fairies light on Cassilis Downas dance,"? Robert Burns.
  4. According to legend, what do spinsters see in a mirror on Halloween night? The face of their future husband [although if they saw a skull they were to die before being wed!!!].
  5. Who is the central character in the "Halloween" film series? Michael Myers.
  6. In which country would you eat Barmbrack around the time of Halloween? Ireland.
  7. What is the name of the "Friendly Ghost" that featured in films and TV series? Casper.
  8. What creature is also known as a LYCANTHROPE? Werewolf.
  9. Who wrote the novel "Dracula"? Bram Stoker.
  10. According to superstition what special powers does someone born on Halloween possess? The ability to see and talk to spirits.
  11. Who played the witch Samantha in the 2005 film "Bewitched"? Nicole Kidman.
  12. What is a witch's broom called? A Besom.
  13. Who had a UK number 1 in 1981 with "Ghost Town"? The Specials.
  14. Which creature was said to bring good luck if seen on Halloween? A spider, it was thought to be the spirit of a departed loved one.
  15. Although we use sweets these days, what were the original treats used in "Trick or Treat"? Fruit and nuts.
  16. What phobia is said to be the fear of Halloween? Samhainophobia [named after the original Celtic festival].
  17. In which of Shakespeare's plays is there a reference to Halloween? "The Two Gentlemen of Verona".
  18. How many people went to trial in the Salem Witch Trials? Twenty Six [They were all found guilty].
  19. What macabre food does a Ghoul usually feed upon? Human flesh.
  20. From what vegetable were the original Jack O'Lanterns made? Turnips.

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