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Trick or Treat


  1. Trick-or-treating usually occurs on the evening of which date in October?
  2. The Grim Reaper is normaly depicted carrying what?
  3. Which 1993 Disney fantasy film follows a trio of witches who are resurrected on Halloween night?
  4. What name is given to a stone coffin or container for a body?
  5. What name was given to the series of trials of people accused of witchcraft in late 17th century, colonial Massachusetts?

  6. The white mask worn by Michael Myers in the Halloween series of films, was actually a white painted mask of which fictional 1960s TV character?
  7. In which story does Brom Bones use a Jack-o'-lantern as a false head?
  8. Who wrote "Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble"?
  9. "Halloween" is a poem written by which British poet in 1785?
  10. Which 1818 novel is also called The Modern Prometheus?
  11. The term zombie comes from which country's folklore?
  12. Today pumpkins are carved into jack-o’-lanterns but in the 19th century what was usually used instead?
  13. Which popular trick-or-treating candy gets it name from a sports game?
  14. The earliest known use in print of the term "trick or treat" appeared in which decade?
  15. The term "trick or treating" at the doors of UK homeowners was not common until the 1980s, with its new popularisation in part due to the release of which American film?
  16. Which president became first to decorate the White House for Halloween in 1958? The State Dining Room with decorated with jack-o'-lanterns and hanging skeletons.
  17. Which American state, which has the official slogan Land of Lincoln, grows far more pumpkins than any other state?
  18. Are vampire bats found in: (a) Africa, (b) Asia, or (c) South America?
  19. The children's book The Witches by Roald Dahl is partly set in England and partly set in which other country?
  20. The House ghost of Gryffindor in the Harry Potter novels is "Nearly Headless..." who?


  1. 31 October
  2. Scythe
  3. Hocus Pocus
  4. Sarcophagus
  5. Salem witch trials
  6. Captain James T. Kirk, or William Shatner
  7. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (by Washington Irving)
  8. William Shakespeare (it's from Macbeth)
  9. Robert Burns
  10. Frankenstein (by English author Mary Shelley)
  11. Hiati
  12. Turnips
  13. Skittles
  14. 1920s (1927 in Canada)
  15. E.T.
  16. Dwight David Eisenhower
  17. Illinois
  18. (c) South America
  19. Norway
  20. Nick, Nearly Headless Nick