Quiz Part 2

Aug 01 2019
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  1. Why are the colors orange and black associated with Halloween?
  2. Besides orange, pumpkins also come in what color?
  3. Name the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  4. Why did the ancient Celts begin wearing masks and costumes on Halloween night?
  5. Average yearly sales for Halloween candy in the United States totals how much?
  6. Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy choice for trick-or-treaters. Name the #1 preferred chocolate candy bar.
  7. Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday. What holiday ranks first?
  8. How many pounds of candy do Americans eat yearly?
  9. Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honored what goddess?

Answers:

  1. Why are the colors orange and black associated with Halloween? Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is associated with death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.
  2. Besides orange, pumpkins also come in what color? You can find pumpkins that are green, yellow, red, white, blue and even tan.
  3. Name the first wrapped penny candy in America. Tootsie Rolls.
  4. Why did the ancient Celts begin wearing masks and costumes on Halloween night? They believed that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside and wanted to avoid being recognized as human.
  5. Average yearly sales for Halloween candy in the United States totals how much? About 2 billion dollars annually.
  6. Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy choice for trick-or-treaters. Name the #1 preferred chocolate candy bar. Snickers.
  7. Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday. What holiday ranks first? Christmas.
  8. How many pounds of candy do Americans eat yearly? They eat an average of 26.2 pounds of candy each year, half of which is chocolate.
  9. Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honored what goddess? Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.

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