‘Monday Mind Workout’ – Monday 26th October 2020

Dear all,
Today’s ‘Monday Mind workout’ is ‘loosely’ themed around Halloween, good luck.
1.In which country did Halloween originate?
a) America   b) Ireland   d) England
2.What sweet treat is often made for Halloween using butter, molasses and sugar?
a) Cinder toffee  b) Chewy Toffee   c) Bonfire toffee
3.From which words did ‘bonfire’ originate?
Bone Fire or Bonnet
4.Out of which vegetable were Jack O’Lanterns originally made from?
a) Carrots   b) Turnip   c) Melon
5. From which region in the world do pumpkins originate?
a) Egypt   b) UK   c) Central America
6. Which actor played Frank n Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show?
a) Tim Curry   b) Barry Bostwck   c) Richard O’Brien
7. Is a pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?
8.Which film has as its main characters, Morticia and Gomez?
a) The Addams Family   b) Halloween   c) Haunted House
8.What is Samhainophobia?
a) A fear of bonfires   b) A fear of going out   c) A fear of Halloween
9. How do pumpkins grow?
a) on trees   b) on vines   c) stalks
10. What do people bob for on Halloween?
a) apples   b) oranges   c) money
11.Which film from 1987 stars Jack Nicholson, and Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer as three single women who experiment with some powers?
a) The Shining   b) The Witches of Eastwick   c) Wolf
12.On which date does Halloween fall?
a) October 31st   b) October 26th    c) October 30th
13. Which song was a 1973 hit for Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers? (Lyric clue: It was a graveyard smash.)
14.Shakespeare’s three witches from Macbeth were also known as . . . what?
a) The Wonderful three   b) The Scary Sisters   c) The Weird Sisters
Listed below are five anagrams of words you might associate with Halloween:
15) pink ump (You might have carved one of these!)
16) tarot tricker (A common phrase)
17) rural peanuts (an otherworldly experience!)
18) agent verso (a burial monument)
19) tepid fire (really scared!)
20) rosiest input (perhaps involving a Black Cat!)