Halloween isn’t only for trick-or-treating! Keep your little ones and their friends from champing at the bit during the pre-trick-or-treat afternoon with these Halloween questions perfect for antsy kids. From vintage trivia that’ll broaden their horizons to classic fun facts, let your kids show off their smarts while earning extra candy for each correct answer.
Shocking True or False Halloween Trivia Questions
Get down to the nitty gritty of Halloween history and culture with these true or false questions. And with everyone having a 50/50 chance of getting them right, even your youngest can get in on the fun.
True or False: Like Saint Patrick’s Day, the origins of Halloween are Irish.
True or False: Modern trick-or-treating didn’t become popular until the 1970s.
False - It started in the 1940s.
True or False: The United States is the only country where kids trick-or-treat.
False - It's a growing pastime around the world.
True or False: About 41 million kids between the ages of 5 and 14 dress up every year for Halloween.
True or False: There’s always a full moon on Halloween.
False - It's quite rare for a full moon to land on Halloween.
True or False: Candy has always been the traditional Halloween offering for trick-or-treaters.
False - Originally, it was fruits and nuts.
True or False: The world’s largest pumpkin weighed over 1,000 pounds.
True or False: One of the most popular Halloween candies, Snickers, was named after a dog.
False - It was named after a horse, not a dog.
True or False: Candy corn producers make about 1 million pounds of this Halloween candy each year.
False - They produce more than 35 million pounds.
True or False: Halloween is also National Candy Corn Day.
False - National Candy Corn Day is October 30th.
True or False: The television show Scooby Doo, famous for its focus on spooks, ghosts, and ghouls, never had a Halloween episode.
False - And on top of their episodes, they have multiple movies perfect for Halloween.
Halloween Trivia Questions That'll Melt Your Brain
These assorted Halloween trivia questions are just hard enough to rattle kids' brains, but not so difficult that they’ll be reaching for your phone to Google the answer every single time.
What’s the name of the pagan festival that Halloween sprang from?
What’s the Christian festival that loaned its name to Halloween?
All Hallows' Day
In Mexico, the equivalent to Halloween is called Dia de los Muertos. What does that mean in English?
Day of the Dead
What is the fear of Halloween called?
Which holiday makes more money for retailers: Halloween or Easter?
Halloween. The only holiday that makes more is Christmas.
What would a Halloween baby's zodiac sign be?
Is trick-or-treating legal everywhere in the United States?
What famous U.S. monument was completed on Halloween in 1941?
Are all pumpkins orange?
Before people used pumpkins for jack-o’-lanterns, what did they carve?
Turnips or potatoes
What parts of the pumpkin can you eat?
The seeds, flesh, flowers, and leaves
In what country did the pumpkin originally grow?
What is the most popular type of children’s Halloween costume every year?
Long before there were masks, makeup, wigs, and elaborate costumes, people in Celtic cultures wore a different type of costume for their version of Halloween. What were they made of?
What was the reason people originally wore masks on Halloween?
To trick ghosts and spirits into believing they weren't human but a spectre
Halloween Creature Questions That'll Haunt Your Dreams
Modern Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without the monsters. From classic monster movies to real-life creatures of the night, these Halloween creature questions are bound to be a hit.
While vampire costumes grew in popularity due to the Twilight movies and books, they were originally patterned after which vampire?
Are vampire bats real?
What are the names of the three witches from the Disney Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus?
Winnifred (Winnie), Mary, and Sarah
What creature is "coming for" Barbara in the classic movie Night of the Living Dead?
You might have heard about the famous vampire Dracula, but what creepy vampire made its movie debut before him?
Which movie studio brought creatures like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman to the silver screen?
What kind of spider web inspired the iconic spiderweb designs you can find on everything around Halloween?
The orb weaver
What occupation did the Headless Horseman have before he ended up... well... headless?
He was a Hessian soldier
What's the name of 'the friendly ghost'?
Which movie monster should you never feed after midnight?
Ghoulish Vintage Halloween Trivia That Old Souls Will Survive
Every year, the holidays are the times where past and present collide. Check and see just how well your retro education is going with these ghoulish vintage Halloween trivia questions.
Vintage Halloween decorations often feature the snarling face of what bad luck charm?
The black cat
What song, produced in 1962 and performed by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, remains a perennial Halloween favorite?
What is the name of the famous magician who died on Halloween in the 1920s?
In It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, what does Charlie Brown keep getting in his trick-or-treat bag?
Known for their Christmas claymation films, what Rankin & Bass stop-motion movie is all about Halloween's spookiest creatures?
Mad Monster Party
Which odd 1960s family from a comic series turned TV show lived every day like it was Halloween?
The Addams Family
What magical phrases did Bugs Bunny use against the vampire in Hocus Pocus Hare?
Hocus Pocus & Abracadabra
What are the names of the five General Mills monster cereals?
Frute Brute, Fruity Yummy Mummy, Count Chocula, Boo-Berry, Franken-Berry
Based on a super-popular 90s book series, what 90s and early 2000s TV show would send shivers up and down your spine?
Become the Master of All Things Spooktacular
Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for everyone, but it can also be quite the learning opportunity. Use this quiz to show your kids that there's so much more to Halloween than dressing up and knocking on doors.