Question 1: Which ancient Celtic festival is considered the origin of Halloween?
Correct Answer: Samhain
Fact: The Celtic holiday of Samhain is where our modern-day Halloween got its start. The celebration marked several events, including the end of the summer and the start of the harvest season. It was thought that during this season, the line separating the realms of the living and the dead narrowed and became blurry, allowing the spirits of the dead to return.
Question 2: Which animated Halloween movie follows the adventures of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King?
- Corpse Bride
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
Correct Answer: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Fact: In 'The Nightmare Before Christmas,' Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, is tired of doing the same thing for Halloween every year. He wanders into Christmas Town one day and is so impressed that he attempts to convince the residents of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween.
Question 3: In ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ what does Charlie Brown constantly receive while trick-or-treating?
- Candy corn
- Pumpkin pie
Correct Answer: Rocks
Fact: It prompted an unexpected response. According to Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, children didn't think it fair that Charlie Brown received tricks or rocks while other children got candy. For years after the 1966 release of the animated short, candy was sent to Schulz's office, addressed to Charlie Brown.