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Quiz: The true or false quiz of Halloween's weirdest facts and traditions

Trick or treat?

Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
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Leonardo DiCaprio was offered the role of Max Dennison in Hocus Pocus.
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In the Czech Republic, the country's president addresses the nation every Halloween wearing a costume.
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During World War 2, giving out apples on Halloween was banned because they were in such short supply.
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The festival of Samhain actually lasts a week.
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The name 'Halloween' is not pagan but actually comes from the Catholic church.
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In Italy, priests are not allowed to perform weddings on Halloween.
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There hasn't actually been a full moon on Halloween for over 100 years.
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According to tradition, bobbing for apples is meant to promote fertility.
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During the Salem witch trials, two dogs were also executed after being convicted of using witchcraft.
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So many fireworks were set off during Halloween in 2007 that the British Geological Survey initially thought that a minor earthquake had taken place.
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A French town banned clown costumes on Halloween last year because people dressed as clowns were scaring children and assaulting people.
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Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You're Freddy Krueger!
Pretty much the scariest of all Halloween villains. So good you even had your own Simpsons character.
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You're Ghostface!
Pretty much an iconic mask at this point. Single-handedly bringing back slasher films. Another 20 years and you'll be a classic.
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You're Mike Myers!
Perhaps the ultimate in Halloween movies. Really though, that mask could be better.
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You're Regan from The Exorcist.
You're posssessed, which is obviously pretty scary but maybe not as much as it was in the 1970s.
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