Share on Facebook

Word Power Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Halloween Terms?

As nights lengthen and a chill sets in, the time is ripe to share scary stories. Create a spooky atmosphere with these Halloween words—if you dare!

1 / 30
Halloween Words - GrimoireSavanevich Viktar / /

Halloween Words Quiz


A: Cup made from a skull
B: Book of magic spells
C: Haunted wardrobe

2 / 30
Witch holding grimoirePixel-Shot /

Answer: B—Book of magic spells

As in, “The dusty grimoire contained an incantation for revealing any unseen spirits in the room.”

Check out 13 creepy Canadian facts most people don’t know.

3 / 30
Halloween Words - CurdleSavanevich Viktar / /


A: Turn mouldy
B: Bleed
C: Separate into lumps

4 / 30
Curdled dairyShumytskaya Olga /

Answer: C—Separate into lumps

As in, “Jamille interviewed village elders in the hopes of collecting some blood-curdling local ghost stories.”

Speaking of blood-curdling, check out Canada’s best ghost tours.

5 / 30
Halloween Words - EphialtesSavanevich Viktar / /


A: Madness
B: Nightmare
C: Clairvoyance

6 / 30
Boy scared in bedZdan Ivan /

Answer: B—Nightmare

As in, “Although Fadil’s eyes were open, he was in the grips of an ephialtes.”

Too easy? Try your hand at these Jeopardy! questions even champions got wrong.

7 / 30
Halloween Words - SamhainSavanevich Viktar / /


A: Pagan festival that evolved into Halloween
B: Mischievous entity that inhabits dolls
C: Formal gathering of witches

8 / 30
Kids trick-or-treating on /

Correct answer: A—Pagan festival that evolved into Halloween

As in, “Ancient Celts believed otherworldly beings could pass into this dimension during Samhain.”

Read up on the fascinating origins of Halloween.

9 / 30
Halloween Words - DullahanSavanevich Viktar / /


A: Type of demon found in the Bible
B: Vampire leader
C: Headless horseman of Irish folklore

10 / 30
Headless horseman illustrationAndrei Verner /

Answer: C—Headless horseman of Irish folklore

As in, “Legend has it that if the dullahan pauses his ride near a house, somebody there will die.”

Find out how Halloween is celebrated around the world.

11 / 30
Halloween Words - ShroudSavanevich Viktar / /


A: Mummy’s coffin
B: Burial cloth
C: Seemingly bottomless pit

12 / 30
Ghostly figure in shroud80's Child /

Answer: B—Burial cloth

As in, “The figure wore a shroud as it glided through the darkened passage.”

This ghoulish gallery captures the spirit of Halloween in Canada.

13 / 30
Halloween Words - Baleful