Every year, kids dress in their favorite costumes, grab a bag or a bucket, and go door-to-door to receive candy and goodies. It’s a Halloween tradition known as trick-or-treating.
For many kids, it’s the best holiday of the year. But how much do you know about trick-or-treating?
The following trick-or-treat questions will put your knowledge to the test. Good luck, and let’s give ’em pumpkin to talk about.
Trick-or-Treat Trivia Questions
1.) From pointed-end to base, what are the three colors of candy corn in order?
2.) What city is known as the “Halloween Capital of the World”? Is it A.) Anoka, Minnesota, B.) Halloween, Nevada, or C.) Boston, Massachusetts?
3.) Are pumpkins a fruit or a vegetable?
4.) According to a survey of 17,000 Candy Store customers, what candy was voted the worst Halloween candy?
5.) From which country did Halloween originate? Was it A.) England, B.) Ireland, or C.) Germany?
6.) What are widely considered the two Halloween colors?
7.) According to Google, what is the most popular Halloween costume in the U.S.?
8.) Every Halloween, who does Linus – of Charlie Brown fame – wait for to appear?
9.) What is the most popular candy bought for Halloween?
10) What famous magician died on Halloween night in 1926?
11.) This candy was initially called “chicken feed” and “butter cream candies.” What is it called now?
12.) Before pumpkins, what was used for the first Jack-o’-Lanterns?
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13.) Approximately what percentage of candy sold in the U.S. is for Halloween? Is it A.) 5%, B.) 10%, or C.) 25%?
14.) What were Sour Patch Kids initially called? Was it A.) Kiddy Delights, B.) Sour Power, or C.) Mars Men?
15.) This candy bills itself as the “#1 cinnamon flavored candy brand in the U.S.” What is it?
16.) About how many peanuts does a regular Snickers bar contain? The closest without going over wins.
17.) What is the narrow, white piece of paper called that sticks out of the top of each Hershey’s Kiss? Is it A.) Hug, B.) Sticklet, or C.) Plume?
18.) How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? The closest without going over wins.
19.) What is the rarest M&M color in a standard pack?
20.) What are the two essential ingredients of Bit-O-Honey?
Answers to Halloween Trivia
Let’s creep it real. Here are the answers to the fun Halloween questions above.
1.) White, orange, and yellow.
2.) The answer is A.) Anoka, Minnesota, is the “Halloween Capital of the World.”
3.) A pumpkin is a fruit.
4.) Candy corn was voted the worst Halloween candy.
5.) The answer is B.) Ireland.
6.) Orange and black. Orange represents pumpkins and harvest, and black represents night and death.
7.) A witch.
8.) The Great Pumpkin.
10.) Harry Houdini died on October 31, 1926.
11.) Candy corn. (Cattle feed because corn was fed to cows.)
12.) Turnips. Irish kids would carve out turnips and place a lump of lit coal. This lantern commemorated “Stingy Jack,” who fooled the devil but was forced to walk with only a lump of burning coal in a turnip to light the way. The Irish called him “Jack of the Lantern” or “Jack-o’-Lantern.”
13.) The answer is C.) About 25%.
14.) Founder Frank Galatolie designed the candy to take advantage of the interest in space and called them Mars Men. In a likely attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Cabbage Patch Kids, the company changed the name from Mars Men to Sour Patch Kids when introduced to the U.S. market.
15.) Hot Tamales.
16.) The answer is 16.
17.) The answer is C.) Plume.
18.) 1,000 licks. Mathematicians at New York University helped solve this age-old question.
20.) Honey (duh) and almonds.
Trick or Treat Trivia Scoring Guide
Give yourself 5 points for each correct answer. The maximum score is 100 (20 questions x 5 points).
Below 40 points = There’s a hole in your Halloween bag of knowledge, but nothing that a little reading couldn’t fix.
41 – 60 points = Solid effort.
61 – 80 points = That’s a good haul of Halloween candy! Well done.
81 – 100 points = You’re spooky good at this game. You know your stuff!
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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