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beatnix19
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I am creating a powerpoint to use as a halloween party trivia game and am really struggling to find good general knowledge halloween trivia. The game will be set up similar to hollywood game night (at least that was my inspiration).

I have 5 rounds
1 - General Halloween trivia: Multiple choice and hope to be set up for the non-fanatical movie watching segment of my party.
2 - Hometown Horrors: which is matching famous movie villians with the towns they tormented.
3 - Art Attack: I teach and the art teacher is helping me by having kids recreate famous movie scenes in class. You will have to identify the movie from the artwork.
4 - In so Many Words: teams buzz in and bid on how few words they can use to get their teams to guess the movie title.
5 - Chrono Crunch: 6 movie posters are shown. Teams have 60 seconds to put them in chronological order.

So my request... need good questions for part 1. things that coworkers could answer, even if they havent watched hours and hours of horror movies. I'm actually in good shape for all the rest. Have much of the work done or on its way to done, but this part is being difficult. I think I am a little burnt out and my google skills are failing me.

My payment: I will send a finalized copy of the powerpoint to any one who posts questions that I end up using. I'd probably even send it to people who's questions I didnt use. Heck, I'd really probably send it to anyone that wanted it, but it would be cool if you at least tried to help me. [Smile]

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What Catholic holiday is the day after Halloween?

What is a soul cake?

Samhain is one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals. Can you name another one?

On Samhain, the Irish king Tighearnmhas was said to have annually sacrificed a small child by beating its brains out against the stone statue of which god?

Before pumpkins became traditional, potatoes were carved into Jack o'Lanterns. But what vegetable was used long before the potato?

Can you name three traditional ways, according to British witch-hunters, to identify a witch who has pledged her soul to Satan?

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Awesome Tom... thats the kind of stuff I want! Thanks!!
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
What Catholic holiday is the day after Halloween?
All Souls Day

What is a soul cake?
It's when you mix it with flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla and then bake it at 350 for 40 minutes.

Samhain is one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals. Can you name another one?
Grandparents' Day

On Samhain, the Irish king Tighearnmhas was said to have annually sacrificed a small child by beating its brains out against the stone statue of which god?
Christ?

Before pumpkins became traditional, potatoes were carved into Jack o'Lanterns. But what vegetable was used long before the potato?
Pumpkins. The Irish were unique in their love of potatoes.

Can you name three traditional ways, according to British witch-hunters, to identify a witch who has pledged her soul to Satan?
She's a witch!
She turned me into a newt.
She floats.


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David Manning
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Martin Luther King posted his 95 Theses on October 31, 1517.

Births include:Peter Jackson, Vanilla Ice, and John Keats.

Deaths include: Harry Houdini and Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington.

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Who directed Halloween (1978)? John Carpenter

Who wrote the music for it? John Carpenter

Who directed the 2007 remake? Rob Zombie

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quote:
Originally posted by advice for robots:
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
[qb] What Catholic holiday is the day after Halloween?
All Souls Day
[qb]


You know, I think that should be All Saints' Day.
That could make for a good trick question though.

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What are the traditional Halloween colors? Black, Orange (Purple)

In stead of pumpkins what was traditionally used for carving in Ireland and Scotland? Turnips.

A festival similar to Samhain celebrated in Wales? Calan Gaeaf

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quote:
Martin Luther King posted his 95 Theses on October 31, 1517.
And delivered a famous speech more than 400 years later! [Razz]


quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Y:
quote:
Originally posted by advice for robots:
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
[qb] What Catholic holiday is the day after Halloween?
All Souls Day
[qb]


You know, I think that should be All Saints' Day.
That could make for a good trick question though.

You are right. All Saint's Day is Nov. 1, followed by All Soul's Day on Nov. 2.
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quote:
Originally posted by advice for robots:
quote:
Martin Luther King posted his 95 Theses on October 31, 1517.
And delivered a famous speech more than 400 years later! [Razz]


quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Y:
quote:
Originally posted by advice for robots:
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
[qb] What Catholic holiday is the day after Halloween?
All Souls Day
[qb]


You know, I think that should be All Saints' Day.
That could make for a good trick question though.

You are right. All Saint's Day is Nov. 1, followed by All Soul's Day on Nov. 2.

That was Martin Luther King Jr.
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Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses.

Martin Luther King Jr. was named after Martin Luther, but lived 400 years after his namesake.

If I missed the tongue-in-cheek, I'll blame it on the Internet. [Smile]

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Finished my trivia... if anyone is interested in checking it out let me know and I'll send you a copy.
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Please do.
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I'd absolutely love a copy. I have a party Thursday and this would be awesome. My email is in my profile (huge thanks in advance!)
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quote:
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Martin Luther King Jr. was named after Martin Luther, but lived 400 years after his namesake.

Pretty sure he was actually named after Martin Luther King Sr., his father.
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Sent and sent... id love any feed back. It's nothing fancy but I think the game play is pretty fun with it.
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quote:
Originally posted by dkw:
quote:
Originally posted by advice for robots:
Martin Luther King Jr. was named after Martin Luther, but lived 400 years after his namesake.

Pretty sure he was actually named after Martin Luther King Sr., his father.
Well, according to the infallible folk at Wikipedia:

"Born Michael King, his father changed his name in honor of German reformer Martin Luther."

That's where I got that from.

Martin Luther King, Sr. changed his own name from Michael King, Sr. at the same time he changed his son's name. Also from Wikipedia.

"By 1934, King had become a widely respected leader of the local church. That year, he also changed his name (and that of his young son) from Michael King to Martin Luther King after becoming inspired during a trip to Germany by the life of Martin Luther (1483–1546), the German theologian who initiated the Protestant Reformation (though he never changed his name legally)."

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What is Anne Rice's birth name?
Howard Allen Frances O'Brien

Who sings the opening song of The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
Richard O'Brian, Riff Raff, who wrote the play.

Whose lips are in the opening sequence?
Patricia Quinn, Magenta.

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Thanks for sending this, we had a fantastic time and the quiz was awesome.
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