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Halloween quiz: test your knowledge of scary pop culture

Halloween quiz: test your knowledge of scary pop culture

From The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror to masked slasher Michael Myers, Halloween has never released its grip on our imaginations. What comes to mind when you turn out the lights? Test yourself now

A US soldier serving in the Nato peace keeping mission in Kosovo wears a Halloween mask
Halloween mask. Photograph

It’s time to find out how much attention you’ve paid to the origins of Halloween celebrations, and the way they have influenced popular culture over the years.

Test yourself with our unlucky 13 questions. Will you get a fang-tastic score, or will our quiz expose a scary gap in your knowledge?

If you have a morbid fear of Halloween, you suffer from …
"Ghost Halloween costume"
Universal Studios was famous for its monster movies in the 1930s. But which of these was released last?
When did Starbucks first introduce the pumpkin spice latte?
"Pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks"
There are areas of Canada where teenagers are banned from going trick-or-treating: true or false?
"Children trick or treating"
Before the pumpkin became the ubiquitous jack-o’-lantern of today, which vegetable was more traditionally carved?
"A pumpkin jack-o'-lantern"
The jack-o’-lantern is said to derive from the legend of Stingy Jack. Who is he supposed to have tricked into paying for his drinks?
"A silhouette carries beer"
In what year was the first of The Simpsons Halloween special episodes, Treehouse of Horror, broadcast?
"A scene from The Simpsons Halloween story Hungry are the Damned"
In which town associated with Bram Stoker’s Dracula do goths gather for a weekend near Halloween?
"Goth Weekend attendee"
Which of these macabre-titled Michael Jackson songs featured his sister, Janet, on duet duties?
"Michael Jackson in the Thriller video"
Apple-bobbing is said to date back to Roman times. In folklore, if a girl slept with an apple she’d bobbed under her pillow, what would she dream of?
"An apple bobbing game at a Halloween fancy-dress party"
In the 1978 movie Halloween, the villain’s trademark appearance was made by adapting and painting a $1.98 mask of a famous person. Which person?
"Michael Myers in Helloween"
In 1992, the BBC terrified the British nation with Ghostwatch, a scripted drama that appeared to be a live transmission from a haunted house. But which veteran broadcaster presented it alongside Mike Smith and Sarah Greene?
"Mike Smith and Sarah Greene in Ghostwatch"
Have you ever heard The Monster Mash?
"Boris Karloff"

source  https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/31/halloween-quiz-scary-pop-culture-simpsons-michael-myers

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