Halloween - Scary Things Quiz

Halloween Quiz - Scary Creatures -  Questions and Answers

All the answers to this spooky quiz are creatures and characters many consider scary - both fictional and real. If you are looking for more Halloween trivia, check out our other spooky quizzes:


Halloween Trivia

On This Day: Halloween


Scary Creatures and Characters Quiz - Questions

1. Which animals of the Order, Chiroptera, are the only mammals capable of true, sustained flight?

2. Anthony Hopkins won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his betrayal of which infamous fictional cannibal, despite only having appeared on screen for 16 minutes during the entire film?

3. Which murderer is the antagonist of Halloween (1978, 2018), and shares his name with the Canadian star of Austin Powers and Shrek?

4. Arachnophobes are "irrationally" fearful of which eight-legged, fanged arthropods?

5. In the Harry Potter series, Fenrir Greyback and Remus Lupin are examples of which shapeshifting fictional creature, with their curse brought on by the light of the full moon?

6. World War Z, 28 Days Later and I Am Legend are all movies featuring which form of undead antagonist, who generally want to eat your brain?

7. Sasquatch, Schantel and Ben Corley are alternative names for which upright ape-like creature of North American folklore, the focus of many famous hoaxes?

8. In Greek mythology, which winged creatures lured unsuspecting sailors to their deaths with their enchanting singing?

9. The Twilight series of books and films by Stephenie Meyer helped popularise which blood-drinking, garlic fearing fictional creatures, with an allergy to daylight?

10. What was the name of the terrifying murderous clown, the antagonist of Stephen King's 1986 novel It?

11. The trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692/93 were concerned with rooting out and killing women believed to secretly be which mythical creature?

12. In Irish mythology, which creature's wailing generally heralded the death of a family member?

13. Derived from his use of human-skin as a mask, who is the weapon-wielding antagonist of the 1974 horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

14. Which creature of Norse and Scandinavian mythology appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit (and Lord of the Rings), where Bilbo Baggins tricks them into being caught in the daylight - which turns them to stone?

15. The dreams (or nightmares..) of Elm Street residents are infamously haunted on film by which burnt-faced character who wields bladed gloves?

16. In Classical mythology, Medusa was which type of creature, who would petrify any who laid eyes on them?

17. In North-American folklore (first "spotted" in Puerto Rico), what is the name of the creature whose Spanish name literally translates as "goat-sucker" - infamously feasting on livestock?

18. A minor antagonist in the Dark Knight trilogy, Dr. Jonathan Crane - an enemy of Batman - took which mononym, usually reserved for human-like sculptures designed to scare birds from farmland?

19. Shrek - though a particularly endearing example - was which type of mythical creature?

20. By what name is the criminal responsible for the murders of multiple young women in the Whitechapel area of London during the late 19th century usually known?


Halloween Quiz - Answers

1. Which animals of the Order, Chiroptera, are the only mammals capable of true, sustained flight? Bats

2. Anthony Hopkins won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his betrayal of which fictional cannibal, despite only having appeared on screen for 16 minutes during the entire film? Hannibal Lecter

3. Which murderer is the antagonist of Halloween (1978, 2018), and shares his name with the Canadian star of Austin Powers and Shrek? Michael Myers

4. Arachnophobes are "irrationally" fearful of which eight-legged, fanged arthropods? Spiders

5. In the Harry Potter series, Fenrir Greyback and Remus Lupin are examples of which shapeshifting fictional creature, with their curse brought on by the light of the full moon? Werewolf

6. World War Z28 Days Later and I Am Legend are all movies featuring which form of undead antagonist, who generally want to eat your brain? Zombie

7. Sasquatch, Schantel and Ben Corley are alternative names for which upright ape-like creature of North American folklore, the focus of many famous hoaxes? Bigfoot

8. In Greek mythology, which winged creatures lured unsuspecting sailors to their deaths with their enchanting singing? Sirens

9. The Twilight series of books and films by Stephenie Meyer helped popularise which blood-drinking, garlic fearing fictional creatures, with an allergy to daylight? Vampires

10. What was the name of the terrifying murderous clown, the antagonist of Stephen King's 1986 novel It? Pennywise

11. The trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692/93 were concerned with rooting out and killing women believed to secretly be which mythical creature? Witches

12. In Irish mythology, which creature's wailing generally heralded the death of a family member? Banshee

13. Derived from his use of human-skin as a mask, who is the weapon-wielding antagonist of the 1974 horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Leatherface

14. Which creature of Norse and Scandinavian mythology appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit (and Lord of the Rings), where Bilbo Baggins tricks them into being caught in the daylight - which turns them to stone? Trolls

15. The dreams (or nightmares..) of Elm Street residents are infamously haunted on film by which burnt-faced character who wields bladed gloves? Freddy Krueger

16. In Classical mythology, Medusa was which type of creature, who would petrify any who laid eyes on them? Gorgon

17. In North-American folklore (first "spotted" in Puerto Rico), what is the name of the creature whose Spanish name literally translates as "goat-sucker" - infamously feasting on livestock? Chupacabra

18. A minor antagonist in the Dark Knight trilogy, Dr. Jonathan Crane - an enemy of Batman - took which mononym, usually reserved for human-like sculptures designed to scare birds from farmland? Scarecrow

19. Shrek - though a particularly endearing example - was which type of mythical creature? Ogre

20. By what name is the criminal responsible for the murders of multiple young women in the Whitechapel area of London during the late 19th century usually known? Jack the Ripper



Last modified: Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 4:44 PM