Halloween quiz

Are you a hallow-queen?

Costumes, parties, candies, and 'I scream' are all around the corner! How many of these nature-based spooktacular questions can you get right?

Which vegetable was originally used to make jack-o'-lanterns?

Jack-o'-lanterns originated in Ireland and Scotland and were made out of turnips and other root vegetables. In other news, what do get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash!

Why is halloween scary for the planet?

They're both correct. Halloween costumes will generate an estimated 83 million bottles worth of plastic and an estimated 8 million pumpkins are likely to be binned in the UK alone.. Earth's horror-scope looks bad!

Who does this pattern belong to?

This 'spectacle' marked back belongs to an Indian Cobra.

Spiders are known to have 8 legs, but what else can they have 8 of?

Most, but not all, spiders also have 8 eyes on their heads! Their mums say spending so much time on the web will ruin their eyesight!

Is this the eye of the tiger?

This is a close-up of the rock-eagle owl taken in India. Hope you have a hoot this Halloween!

Why are bats so cool?

They're all true! They can also find their food in total darkness, echolocate, and eat up to 1200 mosquitoes an hour!

Black cats are common Halloween icons. What's true about the black panther?

Despite their colour variation, black panthers are actually just melanistic jaguars or leopards, meaning their coats are made of darker fur. However, this doesn't make them a separate species. Their body structure makes them excellent swimmers.

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Posted on 30 October 2019

Halloween is one of the most awaited celebrations of the year with costume parties, trick or treating, jack-o'-lantern carving, horror movie marathons, and haunted houses. Pumpkins, bats, and spiders are some of the most common Halloween icons. But how much do you know about other nature-based Halloween facts? Test your knowledge and share the quiz!