Ghosts From Around the World Quiz
Every locale has its spooky legends, from haunted places to the dearly departed who simply refuse to move on. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of spirits and spooks from around the globe.
In which of these countries are people most likely to fear <i>toyols</i>?
- South Africa
Which of these results in the birth of a <i>toyol</i>?
What do <i>toyol</i> keepers feed these creepy creatures?
Where do the Indian ghosts known as <i>skondhokatas</i> prefer to hang out?
Where might you hear tales of <i>strigoi</i>?
True or false: <i>Strigoi</i> feast on human blood.
How do you keep a family member from becoming a <i>strigoi</i>?
- blood sacrifice
What does Japan's "<i>kuchisake-onna</i>" roughly translate to?
- the headless ghost
- the lady with no eyes
- the slit-mouthed woman
What does <i>kuchisake-onna</i> wear over her mouth?
- fake beard
- surgical mask
What is the slit-mouthed woman most concerned about?
- finding her grave
What county is home to <i>la Llorona</i>?
What happened to<i> la Llorona</i>'s children?
- She never had any.
- They died in a fire.
- She killed them.
Other than weeping, how does<i> la Llorona</i> spend her ghostly days?
- stealing food
- starting fires
- kidnapping kids
What country is home to the<i> jiang shi </i>spirit?
What does "<i>jiang shi</i>" roughly translate to?
- sad ghost
- evil one
- stiff corpse
True or false: Scandinavian <i>gjenganger</i> look like normal people.
How do <i>gjenganger</i> like to kill humans?
- pinching them
- cutting them
- suffocating them
Which of these ghosts can be found on Pemba Island in Tanzania?
- night stalkers
- night devils
- night demons
What animal can night demons transform into?
Where are you most likely to run across the <i>Hanako-san</i> ghost in Japan?
What country's residents fear <i>la Pisadeira</i>?
How does <i>la Pisadeira</i> terrorize her victims?
- sits on their chest
- pushes them off of bridges
- steals their children
Where was John Bell terrorized by Kate Batts in the 19th century?
What does the Japanese <i>Shirime</i> ghost have on its backside?
What animal's spirit haunts Pond Square in Highgate, England?
What year was Anne Boleyn killed?
What form does Mexico's <i>la Planchada</i> ghost take?
- a lion
- a nurse
- a guitar player
True or false: Abraham Lincoln's spirit is rumored to linger in the White House.
What country gave us the word "poltergeist"?
What was the traditional form ghosts took in ancient Egypt?