50 Halloween Quiz Questions and Answers

Carving pumpkins. Watching scary movies. Sipping pumpkin-spiced lattes. That’s what the spooky season is all about. But how good is your Halloween trivia?

Let’s face it, you’ve been celebrating the holiday for years. That must make you an expert on the topic.

Do you know what a group of witches is called? Or what silver bullets are for? Do you know what the grim reaper carries? Or who wrote the gothic novel, Frankenstein? And which movie features the Bates Motel?

If you think you know the answers to these questions, keep reading. We’ve written 50 ghoulish Halloween quiz questions and answers to test your knowledge of the spooky season. The quiz below covers Halloween traditions, monsters, music, movies, and TV shows.

How many can you get right?

Halloween Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. What is a group of witches called?
  2. Traditionally, a silver bullet is supposed to kill which creature?
  3. What does the German word ‘Poltergeist’ literally translate to?
  4. Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?
  5. What animal is considered to bring bad luck on Halloween?
  6. In which Shakespeare play do the witches say ‘double, double toil and trouble’?
  7. Which famous magician died on Halloween in 1926?
  8. What is the name of the female spirit in Irish folklore who announces the death of a family member by wailing or shrieking?
  9. The Bunyip is a legendary monster in which culture?
  10. What is the name of the killer in the horror movie Halloween?
  11. Which fictional creatures multiply when they come into contact with water?
  12. Which famous horror movie features the Bates Motel?
  13. What is the name of the pot witches use to brew potions?
  14. Which country is considered the birthplace of Halloween?
  15. How many times in history has Halloween fallen on Friday 13th?
  16. In what year will the next full moon on Halloween occur?
  17. What does the Grim Reaper carry?
  18. Stephen King’s 1st novel was turned into a horror movie in 1976. Which one was it?
  19. What is the name of the doll from The Conjuring?
  20. Which phobia means you have an intense fear of Halloween?
  21. From which region in the world do pumpkins originate?
  22. Transylvania is a region in which European country?
  23. Which artist released the single ‘Feed My Frankenstein’ in 1991?
  24. What was the name of Herman and Lily Munster’s son?
  25. In what year did Starbucks first release the Pumpkin Spice Latte?
  26. Who wrote Frankenstein in 1818?
  27. If you were born on Halloween, what star sign would you be?
  28. Who narrates the music video for Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’?
  29. What was the name of the British film company which dominated the horror film market in the 50s, 60s & 70s?
  30. Halloween is celebrated the night before which day?
  31. In Bobby Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’, where was he working late one night when his eyes beheld an eerie sight?
  32. Where were the werewolves from in Warren Zevon’s 1978 single?
  33. In the movie ‘E.T., what did E.T. dress as for Halloween?
  34. Do pumpkins grow on bushes, stalks or vines?
  35. Who directed ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’?
  36. In 1995, Michael Jackson released the song ‘Scream’ alongside which other member of the Jackson family?
  37. Bobbing for apples originates from which ancient civilisation?
  38. In the ‘Friends’ episode ‘The One With the Halloween Party’ who wears a pink bunny costume?
  39. The Pendle witch trials took place in which English county?
  40. Blue Oyster Cult released a song in 1976 telling you not to fear what?
  41. According to the song, which family were ‘creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky’?
  42. Which actress shot to fame after appearing the TV series ‘Wizards of Waverley Place’?
  43. In which US state is it illegal to dress as a nun or priest for Halloween?
  44. Which rock singer infamously bit the head off of a live bat during a concert in 1982?
  45. What type of shop is featured in Little Shop of Horrors?
  46. Which country celebrates The Day of the Dead?
  47. What is the first name of Dr. Frankenstein?
  48. What is the name of the castle cited as a source of inspiration for Dracula’s castle in Bram Stoker’s iconic book?
  49. What vegetable was originally carved to create a Jack-o’-lanterns before pumpkins?
  50. In Sabrina the Teenage Witch, what was the name of Sabrina’s pet cat?

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  1. A coven
  2. Werewolf
  3. Noisy Ghost
  4. Fruit
  5. Black cats
  6. Macbeth
  7. Harry Houdini
  8. Banshee
  9. Australian
  10. Michael Myers
  11. Gremlins
  12. Psycho
  13. A cauldron
  14. Ireland
  15. 0
  16. 2039
  17. A scythe
  18. Carrie
  19. Annabelle
  20. Samhainophobia
  21. Central America
  22. Romania
  23. Alice Cooper
  24. Eddie Munster
  25. 2003
  26. Mary Shelley
  27. Scorpio
  28. Vincent Price
  29. Hammer Films
  30. All Saint’s Day
  31. The lab
  32. London
  33. A ghost
  34. Vines
  35. Henry Selick
  36. Janet Jackson
  37. Ancient Rome
  38. Chandler
  39. Lancaster
  40. The reaper
  41. The Addams Family
  42. Selena Gomez
  43. Alabama
  44. Ozzy Osbourne
  45. Florist
  46. Mexico
  47. Victor
  48. Bran Castle (in Romania)
  49. Turnips
  50. Salem Saberhagen

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