Costumes and Candy: Trick or Treat Trivia
by Staff
Do you ever wonder why we wear masks and beg for food to celebrate a day for dead people? Then dig in to this quiz about the two main reasons Halloween rocks -- costumes and candy!

On average, how many kids ages 5 to 14 dress up for Halloween every year?

  • 41 million
  • 53 million
  • 112 million

Which costume jumped from No. 7 to No. 4 on the list of most popular adult Halloween costumes in 2011?

  • vampire
  • witch
  • zombie

According to the National Retail Federation, which children’s costume continues to hold the No. 1 spot year after year?

  • princess
  • Spiderman
  • Batman

Now that you know what the humans are wearing to trick-or-treat, what about the pets? Pick the No. 1 pet costume from this list.

  • hot dog
  • pumpkin
  • bee

What were early Celtic Halloween costumes made of?

  • leaves and mud
  • tree bark
  • animal skins

Halloween masks became popular for which reason?

  • to scare your friends
  • as a disguise for pranksters
  • to trick ghosts into thinking you were one of them

What kind of mask did Jason wear in the “Friday the 13th” film series?

  • diving mask
  • catcher’s mask
  • hockey mask

A cheap mask of this famous person was used to create Michael Myers's mask in the movie “Halloween.”

  • Richard Nixon
  • William Shatner
  • George Washington

In “Halloween 3: Season of the Witch” what is the name of the evil mask-making company that plans to kill millions of children on Halloween night?

  • Silver Shamrock Novelties
  • Pumpkin Head Horrors
  • Myers Mask Company

Which character in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” got a bag of rocks when they went trick-or-treating?

  • Charlie Brown
  • Linus
  • Pig Pen

Approximately how many pieces of candy does a plastic jack-o'-lantern carry?

  • 175
  • 250
  • 400

When did the modern version of trick-or-treating for candy become popular?

  • 1820s
  • 1890s
  • 1940s

Why did giving out candy at Halloween take an upturn in the 1970s?

  • Mary Janes were invented
  • junk food became popular
  • parents thought homemade treats were dangerous

According to the National Confectioner’s Association, what percentage of adults sneak a treat from their Halloween candy bowl?

  • 78 percent
  • 41 percent
  • 29 percent

Which candy company first started producing candy corn?

  • Brach’s
  • Wunderlee
  • Goelitz

When do candy corn lovers celebrate National Candy Corn Day in the U.S.?

  • Oct. 30
  • Oct. 31
  • Nov. 1

What is the most searched for Halloween candy in Google?

  • candy corn
  • Mary Janes
  • Smarties

What day boasts the highest Halloween candy sales?

  • Oct. 28
  • Oct. 29
  • Nov. 1

Name the ultra popular Halloween candy that was named after a horse.

  • Kit Kat
  • Butterfinger
  • Snickers

What percentage of kids say they sort their Halloween candy?

  • 10 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 55 percent