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The Ultimate Halloween Quiz
by Staff
For many people in the United States and Canada, Halloween ranks right up there with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's. You may be a veteran trick-or-treater, but how much do you really know about this sugar-filled fright fest?

The predecessor of Halloween is:

  • Thanksgiving
  • All Saints' Day
  • All Souls' Day

Halloween has roots in what ancient Celtic celebration?

  • All Saints' Day
  • Samhain
  • All Souls' Day

What did the Celtic people believe had magical properties?

  • black cats
  • turning points
  • pumpkins

All Souls' Day lives on today as:

  • Los Dias de los Muertos
  • Los Dias de los Guapos
  • Los Dias de los Santos

One Halloween custom in the United States involves collecting money for what organization?

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • UNICEF

Approximately what percentage of U.S. children go trick-or-treating or engage in other Halloween festivities each year?

  • 60 to 65 percent
  • 70 to 75 percent
  • 85 to 90 percent

Jack-o'-lanterns first got their start as what vegetable?

  • watermelons
  • turnips
  • potatoes

Which of the following is not one of the groups that have opposed Halloween?

  • Wiccans
  • Christians
  • children

What was the goal of trick-or-treating before candy came into the picture?

  • money
  • apples
  • soul cakes

What fruit took center stage in many Celtic divination rituals?

  • cherries
  • apples
  • pumpkins