45 Halloween Quiz Questions


Halloween is a time when people can dress up in costumes and pretend to be someone or something else. For one night, people can be anything they want to be.

But how much do you really know about the spookiest night of the year!? Take a look at these Halloween quiz questions and answers to find out. We divided the questions into four different rounds, have fun!

Round 1: General Halloween Quiz Questions

1. How did Halloween originate?

Halloween originated from a pagan festival called Samhain. It was celebrated by the Celts to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.

2. In which part of the British Isles is Halloween sometimes called “Pooky Night”?


3. Which Halloween custom of US origin has resulted in British children going from door to door in recent years?

Trick or treat

4. Why do we say “trick or treat”?

The phrase “trick or treat” originated from the medieval practice of asking for food or money in exchange for performing a prank. If the person refused to give anything, they would be cursed or even harmed.

5. What is a group of witches called?

A coven

6. In which county did the Pendle witches terrify their neighbours?


7. What is the difference between a ghost and a mummy?

Ghosts are the spirits of the dead, while mummies are corpses that have been preserved through embalming.

8. At which school of witchcraft does Harry Potter learn the magic arts?


9. Why do we carve pumpkins for Halloween?

Carving pumpkins is a tradition that originated in Ireland. They would carve turnips to ward off evil spirits on Halloween. When immigrants came to America, they found pumpkins to be a more suitable vegetable to carve and the tradition stuck.

10. Who wrote “The Fall of the House of Usher”?

Edgar Allan Poe

11. The ghost of which US president has reportedly been seen at the White House?

Abraham Lincoln

12. Who is the most famous witch in history?

The most famous witch in history is probably the Witch of Endor from the Bible. She was able to summon the spirit of Samuel, who then predicted Saul’s defeat in battle.

13. What is Audrey II in the Little Shop of Horrors?

A man-eating plant

14. Who was England’s Witchfinder-General?

Matthew Hopkins

Round 2: Horror Films

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15. What is the scariest Halloween movie ever made?

The scariest Halloween movie ever made is probably John Carpenter’s “Halloween”. It tells the story of a crazed killer who stalks and murders innocent people on Halloween night.

16. In which horror film does Jack Nicholson pursue Shelley Duval with an axe?

The Shinning

17. What is the name of the bloodthirsty murderer in the Halloween films?

Michael Myers

18. In Gremlins, what are the two essentials that have to be remembered to prevent the adorable creatures from becoming monsters?

Don’t get them wet or feed them after midnight

19. In which 1939 comedy thriller is Bob Hope among guests menaced by a maniac in an old dark horse?

The Cat and the Canary

20. Which horror actor was billed as ‘The Man of a Thousand Faces’?

Lon Chaney (Senior)

21. In which film do three student filmmakers film events leading to their own deaths?

The Blair Witch Project

22. Who was ‘the abominable Dr Phibes’?

Vincent Price

23. In which 1968 film are five people trapped in a farmhouse by rampaging zombies?

Night of the Living Dead

24. What fate befalls Sergeant Howie in The Wicker Man?

He is burned to death

25. In which film does Kenneth Williams proclaim ‘Frying tonight!’ as he descends into a vat of boiling wax?

Carry On Screaming

Round 3: Vampires

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26. Who wrote the original Dracula story?

Bram Stoker

27. Which Romanian leader is said to have inspired the character of Dracula?

Vlad the Impaler

28. Which horror film star was buried in the cape he wrote as Count Dracula?

Bela Lugosi

29. Which snooker player was nicknamed ‘Dracula’?

Ray Reardon

30. Who starred as television’s Buffy the Vampire-Slayer?

Sarah Michelle Gellar

31. Which 1922 horror film introduced the vampire on the silver screen?


32. What is the name of the lawyer who visits Dracula’s castle at the beginning of the original tale?

Jonathan Harker

33. Which vegetable is said to ward off vampires?


34. At which British port does Dracula’s ship put in?


35. Dracula actor Bela Lugosi was born in Transylvania – true or false?


Round 4: Pot Luck

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36. Who wrote the 1818 novel Frankenstein?

Mary Shelley

37. What is an arachnophobe scared off?


38. Over which land does the White Witch rule in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?


39. Who terrified the world as the Mummy in 1932?

Boris Karloff

40. Which hit television documentary on the supernatural is presented by Yvette Fielding and Derek Acorah?

Most Haunted

41. How many witches confront Macbeth in the opening scene of Shakespeare’s play?


42. What name is given to a ghost which confines itself to making noises and moving things?


43. From which direction did the wicked with of The Wizard of Oz come?

The west

44. Which supernatural creature has been linked with the medical condition lycanthropy?

The werewolf

45. Why didn’t the skeleton go to the ball?

Because he had nobody to go with

Happy Halloween! We hope you enjoyed our spooky Halloween quiz. We had a lot of fun putting it together and we hope you learned something new about the history of this holiday.