Halloween Quiz
 

 

 

 

 


                          

                                                       

 

The questions and/or answers in this quiz all relate to Halloween or the forces of evil, and most of the sections contain trivia questions, the exception being the Folklore section, which consists of cryptic clues, and a letter count is given for all the answers.  Two marks for each correct answer, one for a near miss.  Two sections have bonus marks available.

 

 

 

Folklore

 

 

 

Too dishevelled to risk comb on hag’s bristles (10)

 

One foot in the grave?  No, stepping out! (5, 2, 5)

 

Once a turnip, always a light (4, 1’7)

 

Tractor trek I organised for a small reward (5, 2, 5)

 

Films

 

 

 

Had Linda in a spin in 1973 (3, 8)

 

Turned Edward into Druid sacrifice in 1973 (3, 6, 3)

 

Cleaned up in 1984 (12)

 

Out to get Jack in 1987 (3, 7, 2, 8)

 

 

(Title of film, bonus for director)

 

 

History

 

 

 

 

Predicted Saul’s fate in about 1000 BC (3, 5, 3, 5)

 

Persecuted group in 1692 (3, 7, 2, 5)

 

Alfred’s rocky exile in 1895 (6, 6)

 

 

Literature

 

 

 

Sold soul in 1588 (2, 7)

 

Fulfilled prophecy in 1606 (7)

 

‘That night’ described in 1785 (9)

 

Ancestral problems in 1881 (6)

 

 

(Title of work, bonus for author)

 

                                     

Mythology

 

 

Aztec god of resurrection (12)

 

Egyptian god of the dead (6)

 

Greek goddess of darkness (6)

 

Norse god of evil (4)

 

Roman god of the underworld (5)

 

 

 

Nature

 

 

Manta (5, 4)

 

Whirlwind (4, 5)

 

Island scavenger (9, 5)

 

Gum tree (5, 5)

 

Disaster area (6, 8)

 

 

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31 October 2001