The Halloween Quiz
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All of us know something about Halloween, and probably "Trick or Treat" sounds familiar to you as well. But how much do you really know about this tradition? If you want to find it out, do this quiz, and you can test yourself plus you can learn much more about this yearly celebration. Have fun! (When you are done with the questions, just turn the page upside down, and you can check your answers.)

1.Halloween is on
a.October 30th
b.October 31st
c.The 3rd Sunday of November




2.The word "Halloween" means "hallowed evening" or "holy evening" and it dates to about
a.1850
b.1745
c.1660

3.The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a
a.836 lb. pumpkin.
b.560 lb. pumpkin.
c.768 lb. pumpkin. (1lb=0.45kg)

4.Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the
a.winter
b.harvest and autumn
c.summer

5.The country which is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween is
a.America
b.England
c.Ireland

6.Apart from cats, what kind of animal is a popular Halloween image? In Medieval Europe, these animals were thought to be witches, and to hear its call meant someone was about to die.
a.Bear
b.Owl
c.Fox

7.According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, at midnight he or she will see a
a.Ghost
b.Witch
c.Vampire

8.A Jack-O-Lantern legend tells the story of the early Celts who would carry a lantern when they walked on the eve of October 31st. But these lanterns were not carved out of pumpkins, these were carved out of big
a.Apples
b.Pears
c.Turnips


Answers: 1 B, 2 B, 3 A, 4 B, 5 C, 6 B, 7 B, 8 C.