Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Quiz




Lets just see who knows the most about Halloween.




1. Which of the following traditional Halloween symbols is not supported by fact or myth?


a. Bats


b.Jack-o-Lanterns


c. Black Cats


2. Ghoulish lanterns were eventually fashioned from pumpkins to celebrate the festival of Samhain, the beginning of the Celtic calendar. What vegetable was originally carved for the lanterns?


a.Turnips


b. Potatos


c. Carrots


3. Halloween falls on the eve of a holy day established by the Catholic Church in the ninth century as a day to honor Christian saints. This day is known as:


a.All Saints Day


b. Hallows Day


c. Saint Halloweens Day


4. Halloween is similar to a Mexican holiday that falls on November 1, known as Day of the Dead. Which of the following traditions do BOTH holidays share?


a. Carving of pumpkins outside the House


b. Offering gifts of food to the Spirit(deceased loved ones)


c. Decorating homes with skeletons.


5. What's the history behind the concept of "trick or treat?"
a.When the tradition began, costumes were thought of as the "trick" employed to snag treats.
b. Formerly, trick-or-treaters vandalized the house if no treats were produced, or if the treats were disappointing.
c. Many years ago, people handed out a mixture of gag gifts (tricks) and candy (treats) at Halloween.


6. Which group of settlers rejected Halloween in the United States?
a. Puritans
b. Irish
c. Catholics




Best of Luck!!

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

1. a 2. b 3. a 4. c 5. b 6. a

Alan and Shelley said...

Very good little quiz. I think I know some. 1.a 2.a. 3.a 4.c 5.b 6.a

Anne Adele said...

I'm loving your quiz. Seth and I are taking it together. He just got home from school and he is sitting here at the kitchen table doing his Spanish homework.
1.a 2.a 3.a 4.c 5.b 6.a

Tennyson said...

1. A
2. A
3. B
4. C
5. B

I'm only sure on two of them so hopefully I guessed right on the other ones.

Tennyson said...

oops I forgot
6. B