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|1.||The origins of Halloween date back to a celebration by which group of people who formerly lived in Europe, especially in what is today the British Isles?|
|2.||What is the name of the ancient festival that marked the beginning of winter and the origin of modern Halloween celebrations?|
|3.||Which group of Europeans came to America and gave us the tradition of carving a pumpkin and filling it with a candle for Halloween?|
|4.||What is the name of the November 1 holy day, celebrated by many Christians to recognize people who lived courageous lives of good example?|
|5.||Who was the leader of the failed "Gunpowder Plot" to overthrow the British Government in 1605? To this day, the British have a slightly different celebration on Nov. 4 and 5.|
|6.||In China, what do they call their celebration that is similar to Halloween ?|
|7.||Although the name sounds scary, what is the name of the festive, Mexican celebration that revolves around families and ancestors?|
|8.||Which European country didn't celebrate Halloween until the mid-1990's? Before that, it was considered an "American" holiday to them.|
|9.||Some American children ask for money to support a special group, in addition to begging for candy on Halloween. What is the name of the group?|
|10.||In which American city did this tradition of asking for money to support this agency begin?|
|11. ,||What year did this collection of money start and how much money did children collect on the first Halloween?|
|12.||What word describes an irrational belief that usually involves a way of explaining the fearful or unknown?|
|13.||What number is often associated with bad luck and Halloween?|
|14.||There is actually a name for the irrational fear of this number. What is the word for the fear of this number?|
|15.||What ancient culture actually believed this same number was very lucky?|
|16. ,||Name two animals that are often associated with Halloween, although beliefs about them are not true.|
|17.||Carved pumpkins might be the most common symbol of Halloween. On which continent is it believed that pumpkins were first grown?|
|18.||What holiday, celebrated in the United States in November, features a special, dessert treat made from pumpkins?|
|19. ,||When we think of pumpkins, we usually think orange, but there are other colors of pumpkins. Name two other pumpkin colors pictured there.|
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