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Hallowe'en Free Trivia Quiz

Spooky facts and traditions about Hallowe'en. 8 Questions.

 
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1

The autumn festival of Samhain marked the beginning of a new year for which people?

  • Vikings
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Celts

2

In Britain the Romans combined a festival remembering their goddess of trees and fruit with Samhain. What was her name?

  • Pomona
  • Persephone
  • Venus

3

Various communities celebrated spirit festivals in the autumn but who gave the name Hallowe'en to the festival on October 31st?

  • The Anglo-Saxons
  • The Romans
  • The early Roman Catholic Church

4

Hallowe'en means "All Hallows' Eve"- the night before what other festival?

  • All Saints' Day
  • All Souls' Day
  • Hallowmas

5

The festival of All Souls' Day on November 2nd, when Christians pray for all dead souls to give them peace, began where?

  • St Peter's, Rome
  • Canterbury, England
  • Cluny, France

6

What did Irish people use to make lanterns for Hallowe'en, before pumpkins became available to them in America?

  • Skulls
  • Turnips
  • Cauliflowers

7

What seed or fruit from trees was traditionally used as a magic charm at Hallowe'en?

  • Hazelnut
  • Apple
  • Pear

8

The Celts believed bonfires in autumn would strengthen the sun for the winter and scare off evil spirits. Nowadays bonfires on November the 5th commemorate the Gunpowder Plot of which year?

  • 1605
  • 1615
  • 1625

 

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