“Are you brave enough to take our ghost and ghouls quiz?“
Question 1: The ghost of which former first lady is said to haunt the White House gardens?
- Dolley Madison
- Abigail Adams
- Martha Washington
Correct Answer: Dolley Madison
Fact: If the stories are to be believed, the ghost of the former first lady still tends her beloved rose garden in the White House grounds. You may not believe in ghosts, neither did many White House employees, until they started working there…
Question 2: Which ghost is said to appear if her name is repeatedly spoken in front of a mirror?
- Screaming Jenny
- Anne Boleyn
- Bloody Mary
Correct Answer: Bloody Mary
Fact: Legend has it that the ghost of Bloody Mary can be summoned by repeatedly chanting her name in front of a mirror in a candlelit room. But before you try this at home, be aware that Mary has been known to drink the blood and steal the souls of those who have called upon her spirit!
Question 3: Which legendary ghost ship is believed to haunt the oceans?
- Carroll A. Deering
- The Flying Dutchman
- Mary Celeste
Correct Answer: The Flying Dutchman
Fact: The Flying Dutchman is believed to be a ghost ship condemned to sail the oceans forever since it can’t make port. According to legend, the sight of this cursed vessel is a portent of doom.
Question 4: Between 1817 and 1821, the infamous Bell Witch haunted John Bell Sr.’s farm in which country?
- The United States
Correct Answer: The United States
Fact: John Bell Sr. and his family lived in a rural area near the current town of Adams, Tennessee. According to legend, from 1817 to 1821, the Bell family and the local area came under attack by a mostly invisible entity that was able to speak, affect the physical environment, and shapeshift. The Bell Witch is considered by many to be the most famous ghost in US history.
Question 5: The name of which type of ghost means ‘noisy spirit’?
Correct Answer: Poltergeist
Fact: Poltergeists are believed to be a form of energy and are often connected with an adolescent or with someone going through an emotionally trying time. Poltergeists can be mischievous and destructive, but they rarely cause any real harm.
Question 6: The ghost of President Abraham Lincoln is said to have been seen by which former British prime minister?
- Tony Blair
- Winston Churchill
- Margaret Thatcher
Correct Answer: Winston Churchill
Fact: One of the best-known tales of White House hauntings is that of Winston Churchill’s encounter with the ghost of Abraham Lincoln.
Question 7: Casper the Friendly Ghost and his uncles, The Ghostly Trio, haunted which town?
- Deadwood, South Dakota
- Tombstone, Arizona
- Friendship, Maine
Correct Answer: Friendship, Maine
Fact: Casper McFadden and his uncles, the Ghostly Trio (Stretch, Stinkie, and Fatso), have 'lived' in an abandoned mansion known as Whipstaff Manor for decades. The Trio haunts the living in Friendship, Maine, and boss Casper around.
Question 8: The Man in Grey is said to haunt which West End theatre in London?
- Theatre Royal Drury Lane
- Queen’s Theatre
- London Palladium
Correct Answer: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Fact: Dressed in the style of 18th-century fashion, wearing a grey cape, the Man in Grey is often spotted in the daytime, watching actors rehearse from the dimly lit seats. Unlike most ghostly apparitions, this spirit is considered a good omen by actors and directors as his sighting usually means the play will go on to be a success.
Question 9: What is the name of Whoopi Goldberg’s character in the 1990 movie ‘Ghost’?
- Oda Mae Brown
- Sister Mary Clarence
- Corrina Washington
Correct Answer: Oda Mae Brown
Fact: Goldberg plays the role of Oda Mae Brown, a medium pretending to communicate with spirits of the dead. She's shocked to discover she has a true psychic gift when she can hear the ghost of Sam (Patrick Swayze).
Question 10: Where was the famous picture of the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall taken?
- Salem, Massachusetts
- Quebec, Canada
- Norfolk, England
Correct Answer: Norfolk, England
Fact: On September 19, 1936, a photographer took what is probably the most famous ghost picture of all time. The spectral figure was captured gliding down the hall’s main staircase and is widely believed to be the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole, an 18th-century mistress of the manor.