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Can you answer these 'Jeopardy!' clues about Halloween?

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October 13, 2022
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Can you answer these 'Jeopardy!' clues about Halloween?

Even if you don't dress up in costume anymore and you're sick of pumpkin-spice everything, it's hard not to acknowledge the fact that there's something magical about Halloween. Between the crisp fall air, the excitement of people instead of packages lining your front door, and the heaps and heaps of candy, All Hallows' Eve is undeniably a special time of year. 

But how well do you know your ghouls from your goblins when it comes to Halloween history and factoids? To find out, Stacker rounded up a list of interesting trivia about all things October 31 using J! Archive, a fan-created archive of real 'Jeopardy!' clues. Read on to test your knowledge of candy corn, pumpkin carving, and more.

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Clue #1

- Clue: A Celtic tradition of using hollowed-out turnips with candles inside led to these distinctive & larger Halloween gourds
- Category: HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: October 28, 2019

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Answer #1

- Answer: jack-o-lanterns

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Clue #2

- Clue: This tri-colored sweet, popular on Halloween, has its own national day on October 30
- Category: HALLOWEEN CANDY
- Value: $1,200
- Date episode aired: October 31, 2011

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Answer #2

- Answer: candy corn

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Clue #3

- Clue: Halloween's origins are in Samhain, a festival celebrated by these people of ancient Britain & Ireland
- Category: TIME
- Value: $2,000
- Date episode aired: October 29, 2010

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Answer #3

- Answer: the Celts

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Clue #4

- Clue: For Halloween, 19th c. Louisianans made a midnight "dumb supper", a meal eaten without doing this, & waited for a ghost to join
- Category: HALLOWEEN IS COMING
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: October 27, 2014

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Answer #4

- Answer: speaking

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Clue #5

- Clue: This Halloween game may be derived from the inclusion of the goddess Pomona in the festivities
- Category: HAPPY HALLOWEEN
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: October 31, 2006

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Answer #5

- Answer: bobbing for apples

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Clue #6

- Clue: Halloween brings tourists to the possibly haunted Baltimore house of this macabre writer
- Category: THE GHOST
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: October 29, 1999

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Answer #6

- Answer: Edgar Allan Poe

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Clue #7

- Clue: Wow! The neighbors gave trick-or-treaters the king size of this Nestle candy bar with a noisy name
- Category: HALLOWEEN CANDY
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: October 31, 2011

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Answer #7

- Answer: Crunch

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Clue #8

- Clue: It's said these 2 colors trace back to the festival of Samhain, one representing death & the other the autumn harvest
- Category: HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: October 28, 2019

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Answer #8

- Answer: orange & black

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Clue #9

- Clue: Dye some gauze in black tea for an aged look & wrap yourself up as this guy whom Abbott & Costello met in a 1955 film
- Category: HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: October 15, 2015

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Answer #9

- Answer: the Mummy

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Clue #10

- Clue: On Halloween 1846 heavy snowfall halted the progress of this hungry party near the pass now named for it
- Category: HALLOWEEN IS COMING
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: October 27, 2014

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Answer #10

- Answer: the Donner Party

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Clue #11

- Clue: Originally, instead of pumpkins, this small root vegetable of the mustard family was used for carving
- Category: HAPPY HALLOWEEN
- Value: $600
- Date episode aired: October 31, 2006

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Answer #11

- Answer: a turnip

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Clue #12

- Clue: October brings out undead soldiers, vampires & ghosts, all serving the Headless Horseman at Philipsburg Manor in this N.Y. village
- Category: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: October 30, 2020

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Answer #12

- Answer: Sleepy Hollow

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Clue #13

- Clue: This 20th century performer's museum in Scranton, Penn. features an online seance every Halloween
- Category: HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: October 28, 2019

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Answer #13

- Answer: Houdini

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Clue #14

- Clue: Sink your teeth into this vampire-themed cereal that frequently makes a comeback around Halloween
- Category: VAMPIRE-POURRI
- Value: $600
- Date episode aired: May 01, 2019

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Answer #14

- Answer: Count Chocula

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Clue #15

- Clue: In "Peanuts" Linus has spent many a Halloween waiting for this being
- Category: THAT'S "GREAT"
- Value: $100
- Date episode aired: September 21, 1999

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Answer #15

- Answer: The Great Pumpkin

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Clue #16

- Clue: This word follows "skeleton gas" & "bleeding hockey" in Halloween products
- Category: HALLOWEEN IS COMING
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: October 27, 2014

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Answer #16

- Answer: mask

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Clue #17

- Clue: The first time the White House was decorated for Halloween was in 1958, when she, Ike's better half, hung owls & goblins
- Category: HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS
- Value: $600
- Date episode aired: October 28, 2019

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Answer #17

- Answer: Mamie Eisenhower

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