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Happy Halloween from the GoCertify Team

'Tis the season for spooky stuff! Before heading out to go trick-or-treating or participate in other festive holiday revels, test your historical knowledge of All Hallows Eve!

Halloween pumpkin for cybersecurityBoo! Something wicked this way comes, kiddies. Here in the United States, where GoCertify has its global headquarters, we're celebrating Halloween, which is some people's absolute favorite holiday on the calendar, and makes other people want to punch the whole world in the face.


Whichever camp you fall into, we have a fun holiday treat from our friends at Certification Magazine. In honor of the final day of October and all of the trick-or-treaty goodness that comes with it, the CertMag team has created a topical quiz and graciously allowed us to repost it here.


See how you do! And don't forget to click to Page 2 of this article for answers.


1. Slicing and dicing pumpkins is the way to go in the United States, but what countries inspired that practice by defacing large turnips?


2. Which caped and/or masked crimefighter inspired the top superhero costume for kids in 2017?


3. Which Halloween candies are most beloved among Americans?


4. What is the most popular horror film streamed by Amazon users this year?


5. Who gets rocks instead of candy while trick-or-treating in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?


6. When is the last time there was a "black moon" on Halloween night? (The next one won't occur until 2081.)


7. What famous filmmaker who lorded it over the American box office with a trio of beloved blockbusters was born on Halloween in 1961?


8. Which brunette singer-songwriter tweeted on Halloween in 2014, "People keep asking me what I will be for Halloween and my answer is that I am Halloween"?


9. What is the most common "Halloween color" other than black and orange?


10. Which famous Roman statesman included in his letters a detailed account of his villa at Athens being haunted by a ghostly apparition of an old man with a long beard rattling chains?