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Approximately 2% of all people have what eye color?
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Halloween Trivia Questions And Answers
What is the name of the Celtic harvest festival that many people believe Halloween is based on?Samhain (Pronounced SAH-win or SOW-in)There is some debate as to how many Samhain traditions made their way into the Christian holiday of Halloween. This is because the Celtic people had an oral rather than written tradition and so much about the life of druids and the traditions of the Celtic people has been lost.Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day and we do know that All Saints Day was moved from May 13th to coincide with Samhain, which was held around October 31st to November 1st. By moving the Christian holiday to the date of a pagan festival converted pagans could keep celebrating their traditional holidays while still being Christians. So it wouldn’t be surprising if newly converted pagans incorporated their old traditions into the Christian holiday.
What is a hallow?A saint or a holy personHallow when used as an adjective means holy and as a noun it means someone who is holy. You can see why All Saint’s Eve is also known as All Hallow’s Eve.
In what year will the next full moon occur during Halloween?2020The last Halloween that had a full moon was in 2001 and the next full moon on Halloween after 2020 won’t occur until 2039.
What item is banned only during Halloween from 12am October 31st to 12pm November 1st in Hollywood California?Silly string
What popular fall festival activity did the Romans bring to Britain when they invaded?Bobbing for apples (a.k.a apple ducking, duck apple, dooking)Another variation was also played where apples were hung from strings and contestants would have to try and bite into them.
The word Halloween is a contraction of what Christian holiday?All Hallow’s Evening (All Hallows’ Even), a.k.a All Hallows’ Eve, All Saint’s Eve, AllhalloweenIn Scots “eve” is “even”. The “v” was eventually dropped, as well as the “all” and the “s” in Hallow’s.So All Hallow’s Even became Halloween. Halloween is the day before All Hallow’s Day (also known as All Saints Day) and is the first day of Allhallowtide which is a three-day celebration for Christian Saints.
In the correct spelling of the Halloween, where is the apostrophe placed?Between the two e’s (Hallowe’en)The apostrophe shows where the “v” was dropped from (All) Hallow(‘s) E(v)en = Hallowe’en. “Even” in Scots means “Evening”.
In what two countries was “guising”, the tradition of dressing up in costumes, and going door for food or coins for Halloween most popular?Scotland and IrelandGuising during Hallowmas, the Christian holiday that Halloween kicks off, has been going at least since the 16th century in Scotland. Guising along with souling are thought by many to be the origins of modern day trick-or-treating.
When people go house to house while “souling”, what do they ask for?Soul-cakesSouling goes back at least to the 15th century and involves people going from house to house singing for soul-cakes during Halloween. Soul-cakes are small round cakes that are baked to commemorate the dead. Even though souling didn’t involve dressing up in costumes (like guising) you can see why many people think it had a strong influence on the trick-or-treating that we do today.
In what country was the first written account of children using the phrase “trick or treat” on Halloween?CanadaHere is the line from the newspaper:The youthful tormentors were at back door and front demanding edible plunder by the word “trick or treat” to which the inmates gladly responded and sent the robbers away rejoicing.“‘Trick or Treat’ Is Demand,” Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta), November 4, 1927, p. 5, dateline Blackie, Alberta, Nov. 3.
In what decade did trick-or-treating as we know it today start gaining popularity in America?The 1930sWhile there were mentions of souling and guising in the USA earlier than the 1930s it wasn’t until the mid to late 1930s that we started to see the phrase trick-or-treat being used in print in the USA.
General Trivia Questions And Answers
Who cut Van Gogh’s ear? (he did)
Where did Salvador Dali live? (Figueras)
Who painted the Mona Lisa? (Da Vinci)
How many dots are there on two dice? (42)
What horoscope sign has a crab? (cancer)
In which shop can you buy books in England? (bookshop)
Where does the British Prime Minister live? (10, Downing Street)
How long is the compulsory military service in England? (it doesn’t exist)
When did the Second World War end? (1945)
What are the first three words of the bible? (In the beginning)
How many children has Queen Elizabeth the Second got? (4)
What’s the real name of Siddartha Gautama? (Buddha)
What’s the name of the famous big clock in London? (Big Ben)
Where was Christopher Columbus born? (Genoa)
When did the American Civil War end? (1865)
What did the 7 dwarves do for a job? (miners)
Who painted the Sistine Chapel? (Michelangelo)
Who wrote La Colmena? (Cela)
Name a famous detective who smoked a pipe and played the violin. (S. Holmes)
Who said E=mc2 (Einstein)
Which planet is nearest the sun? (Mercury)
Where are the Dolomites? (Italy)
What’s the capital of Kenya? (Nairobi?
Which is the largest ocean? (Pacific)
What’s the capital of Honduras? (Tegucigarpa)
What’s the capital of Ethiopia? (Addis Ababa)
How many squares are there on a chess board? (64)
How many prongs are there on a fork? (4)
Who starts first in chess? (white)
How many events are there in the decathlon? (10)
What do you use to take a cork out of a bottle? (a corkscrew)
What language has the most words? (English)
What’s the name of the main airport in Madrid? (Barajas)
What money do they use in Japan? (yen)
What year did Paquirri die? (1984 or 1985)
Who said, “I think, therefore I am”? (Descartes)
Who wrote the Ugly Duckling? (Hans Christian Andersen)
Where was El Greco born? (Greece)
What’s the Hungarian word for pepper? (paprika)
Which painter did the group Mecano write a song about? (Dali)
Who sang, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”? (Bing Crosby)
Name the two main actors in “The Sting”. (Paul Newman and Robert Redford)
What year did Elvis Presley die? (1977)
What film star who was in 9« weeks is now a boxer? (Mickey Rourke)
Where was Marco Polo’s home town? (Venice)
Which Italian leader was terribly afraid of the evil eye? (Mussolini)
What country gave Florida to the USA in 1891? (Spain)
Who gave his name to the month of July? (Julius Caesar)
Who wrote the Satanic Verses? (Salman Rushdie)
What was the first theatre play in Spain? (La Celestina)
What’s the most important book in the Moslem religion? (Koran)
When was Elvis’ first ever concert? (1954)
Who sang “My Way”? (Frank Sinatra)
Who as the main actor in “Cocktail”? (Tom Cruise)
Trivia Questions For Kids
Name the school that Harry Potter attended? Hogwarts
Which country is home to the kangaroo? Australia
Which country sent an Armada to attack Britain in 1588? Spain
Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of which country? Ireland
From what tree do acorns come? Oak
What is the top colour in a rainbow? Red
In the nursery rhyme, who sat on a wall before having a great fall? Humpty Dumpty
Which big country is closest to New Zealand? Australia
Where in Scotland is there supposedly a lake monster called Nessie? Ans Loch Ness
What is the name of the policeman in the pre-school children’ television series Balamory? PC Plum
Who created the children’s book character Tracy Beaker? Jacqueline Wilson
How many colours are in a rainbow? 7
Which river flows through London? The Thames
What is the name of the bear in The Jungle Book? Baloo
Name the most famous nurse of Victorian Times who improved care for wounded soldiers? Florence Nightingale
What is the name of the toy cowboy in Toy Story? Woody
Pharaoh is the title given to the rulers of which ancient county? Egypt
Which Italian city is famous for its leaning tower? Pisa
Which fictional detective lived at 221b Baker Street? Sherlock Holmes
On a farm a kid is a baby what? Goat
Which English king had six wives? Henry 8th
What does Fred Flintstone wear around his neck? A tie
Which is the largest city in Wales? Cardif
How many years are there in a millennium? 1000
How many years are there in a millennium?1000
In Jungle Book what kind of animal is Baloo? Bear
What is the distance around a circle called? Circumference
What is the name of the boy that visits the chocolate factory owned by Willy Wonka? Charlie Bucket
What is the name of the fairy in Peter Pan? Tinkerbell
What colour are Smurfs? Blue
What is the nickname for the bell of the clock at the Palace of Westminster in London? Big Ben
What type of animal is Bullseye in the Toy Story films? Horse
Who is the patron saint of Ireland? St. Patrick
Name Batman’s crime fighting partner? Robin
What is the name of Peppa Pig’s brother? George
True or false? The horse is the fastest land animal. False
True or false? Mickey Mouse’s middle name is Fauntleroy.False (it is Donald Duck’s)
How many sides does a triangle have? 3
True or false? Harry Potter’s middle name is James.True
Bees create what sweet substance? Honey
What is the capital of England? London
How many days are there in a fortnight? 14
In which street does the British Prime Minister live? Downing Street (Number 10)
‘Stars and Stripes’ is the nickame of the flag of which country? United States of America
Who does (the animated character) Princess Fiona marry? Shrek
Which planet in our Solar System is known for having a ring? Saturn
Which country can you see when directly looking over the sea from The White Cliffs of Dover? France
Easy Trivia Questions
‘The course of true love never did run smooth’ comes from which Shakespeare play? A Midsummer Night’s Dream
What was the Christian name of Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes stories? John
Who invented the Polaroid Camera? Edwin Land
In the House of Commons is an EDM? Early Day Motion
Which shoe company did Michael Jordan famously promote? Nike.
Which musical instrument did Pablo Casals play? Cello.
In horse racing, which triple Crown race is held on Long Island? Belmont.
In which country was the AIDS virus first recognized? USA.
Scott Hamilton won Olympic gold for the USA on what surface? Ice.
On which river does the city of Leeds stand? River Aire
In Kiplings Jungle Book, what kind of creature was Kaa? Snake
Which country was home to the Moa bird which became extinct about 500 years ago? New Zealand
What name is given in Geometry to a triangle with three different sides? Scalene
In the charity AHA, what part of the body does H stand for?Heart.
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man was a hit for which singer after his death? Buddy Holly.
In which state did both Kennedy and Johnson die?Texas.
The US declared war on which country after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?Japan.
Where do the Super Bowl winning Cowboys come form?Dallas.
Kirk Douglas was in which of the armed services in WWII? Navy.
What sport is the winner of the Harry Vardon trophy playing? Golf.
The Fresh Prince of where was the subject of a sitcom of 140+ shows? Bel Air.
Who is younger, Serena or Venus Williams? Serena.
Who founded Lotus Cars? Colin Chapman
By what title was the Spanish dictator, General Franco, known? El Caudillo
What is the S.I unit of capacitance? Farad
In the Bible who was the wife of King Ahab? Jezebel
Martina Navratilova has been on the winning side in the Federation Cup for which two countries? Czechoslovakia & USA.
The cause of what color fever was discovered in 1900?Yellow.
Which actor is the dad of Jamie Lee Curtis? Tony Curtis.
In football, where do the Chargers come from?San Diego.
Excel, part of the Microsoft Office suite is what type of software? Spreadsheet
Who is the leader of the British National Party? Nick Griffin
In which English city is the Fitzwilliam Museum? Cambridge
What was the codename for the planned German invasion of Britain? Operation Sealion
Who was the principal star of the American TV series House? Hugh Laurie
Which island in Venice is especially noted for glass-blowing ? Murano
What colour is associated with the breast Cancer charity? Pink
Which movement was founded by L. Ron Hubbard? Scientology
In which year was the Queen Mother born? 1900
In which 20th-century decade was Barbie’s boyfriend Ken first made? 60s.
In which decade was Madonna born? 50s.
Which initials did rapper Hammer lose?M C.
Which Latin phrase means to excess, to a sickening degree? Ad Nauseam
Red Stripe Lager was originally produced in which country? Jamaica
Which Football Club plays home matches at Home Park? Plymouth Argyle
Which Roman god is equivalent to the Greek god Hermes? Mercury
Andrew Carnegie made his fortune in which industry? Steel
Which has the highest mountain: Earth or Mars? Mars
What are the small indentations on a golf ball called? dimples
Movie Trivia Questions And Answers
Which director directed the movie of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451? Francois Trudeau
William Hurt won the best actor Oscar for what 1985 movie? The Kiss of the Spiderwoman
Raquel Welch once had a job as a what? Weathergirl
In the first two Jaws film, what was the police chiefs name? Martin Brody
Which famous actor was born in Chihuahua Mexico? Anthony Quinn
What was the name of James Bonds secretary? Loelia Ponsonby
Mary Catherine Collins scored acting success as who? Bo Derek
In the movie Star Wars, what is the Emperors last name? Palpatine
What film was the last sequel to win the best picture award? Silence of the Lambs
In South Dakota what is illegal to show in movies? Police getting beaten
Who was the director of Four Weddings and a Funeral? Mike Newell
In 1908, A’Ecu d’Or became the world’s first what? Pornographic movie
What actress in the film Goldfinger, was painted gold? Shirley Eaton
Who was it who once said, “I have had a talent for irritating women since I was 14”? Marilyn Monroe
Bruce Willis played a time traveling criminal in what movie? Twelve Monkeys
Wings of Desire, a foreign film, was remade as what starring the actor Nicolas Cage? City of Angels
Where was Rhett Butler of Gone With the Wind born? Charleston
The first movie given the title “Blockbuster” was which movie? Jaws
Which screenwriter has received the most Oscar nominations? Woody Allen
In Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, what is the name of the Queen witch? Maleficent.
What was David Leans first film? Oliver Twist
Charlie Chaplin insured which part of his body? Feet
In 1933, what was the first film to have a sequel? King Kong, sequel was Son of Kong
The Golden Bear is awarded at which film festival? Berlin
What was Norman Bates hobby in Psycho? Stuffing birds
What did Marlon Brando and George C Scott refuse? Oscars
Which actor once had a job as a coffin polisher? Sean Connery
In 1933, what was the first film shown in a drive in theatre? Wife Beware
Shirley Schrift found fame and success as which actress? Shelly Winters
What movie won the best story Oscar in 1958? The Defiant Ones
What actor studied as a priest then an architect before becoming an actor? Anthony Quinn
In Hitchcock’s film, The Trouble with Harry, what was the trouble? He was dead