How are you all enjoying the All Hallows Eve Carnival so far?!! We hope you haven't had enough spooks yet! Did you check out our carnival guest post yesterday of the Bone Chilling Story by YA author Emily White (Elemental, May 2012)?! Click Here To Read It, it will scare the socks off you! Be sure to come back daily this whole week for more games, giveaways, and guest posts from awesome authors, and our grand prize giveaway on Halloween night!Today is Day 5 of Bookish Delight's All Hallows Eve Carnival!
Today we are having a Halloween Trivia Giveaway!!
How fun is that! Learning more about Halloween!! Time to test your Halloween Trivia Skills!! Are you up for the challenge?! We hope so!
Rules: Take Our Halloween Quiz Below To Be Entered Into The Giveaway For The First Five Books In The House Of Night Series!! Each Correct Answer Gives You One Entry Into The Giveaway. There Will Also Be Bonus Entries As Well. Once You Are Done With The Quiz, Submit Your Answers In The Form Below.
Restrictions: US Only Giveaway, (sorry International folks!). Also you may only take the quiz once. No retakes.
Deadline To Enter: Nov 5, 2011 by 11:59pm
*Winner will be chosen after adding up all entries, then using random.org.
Prize: First five books of the House of Night series!!
Take Our Halloween Quiz Below. Once You Are Done With The Quiz, Submit Your Answers In The Form Below.
About Halloween History:
1. Halloween's (or Samhain's) origins date back to an ancient ___ festival:
2. When Rome took over the above region, what holidays did they combine with Samhain?
A. Saturnalia (a midwinter celebration of the Solstice) and a day to honor Minerva (Goddess of Wisdom)
B. Black Day (an unlucky day) and a day to honor Persephone) (Queen of the Underworld)
C. Feralia (celebration of the passing of the dead) and a day to honor Pomona (Goddess of Fruit & Trees)
D. Festival of the New Sun (celebration of the new sun) and a day to honor Aurona (Goddess of Dawn)
3. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Young women believed that on Halloween they could divine the(ir) _______ by doing tricks with yarn, apple parings or mirrors.
A. number of children they would have
B. day they would marry
C. day Voldemort would return
D. future husband
4. By ___ and ____, Halloween had become a secular, by community centered holiday, with parades and town-wide parties as the featured entertainment.
A. 1920s; 1930s
B. 1930s; 1940s
D. 1950s; 1960s
5. Trick or Treating probably dates back to the Early All Souls' Day parade in England.
True or False
6. To avoid being recognized by _____, people (back when Halloween first started) would wear masks to disguise themselves.
C. their neighbors
7. People would leave ____ on their doorsteps to appease ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.
About Pumpkin Carving:
8. _____ immigrants brought the "jack-o-lantern" tradition to America.
9. According to what myth does this practice come from?
A. The Deathly Hallows
B. Jack o Lamp
C. Stringy Jack
D. Pumpkin Jack
10. In England, back when this tradition first started, they used what instead of pumpkins?
D. TurnipsThat's it! Hopefully you guys get them right!!
Did You Know....?
About 50% of American's decorate their yard for Halloween?
More than 35 million pounds of candy corn is sold annually. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces--enough to circle around the moon nearly 21 times if laid end to end!!
Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween!
DON'T FORGET!: TO BE ENTERED INTO THE GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT, YOU MUST UNSCRAMBLE A BUNCH OF LETTERS THAT WE WILL BE POSTING DURING THE CARNIVAL! SO BE SURE TO COME BACK EACH DAY TO COLLECT ALL OF THE LETTERS!
HERE IS TODAY'S LETTER: