Halloween Trivia Game – Music Pop Quiz


This fun party activity was sent in by guest contributor Mark Harvey. Thanks, Mark! Image credit: usnews.com

Halloween parties tend to come with their own, build-in fun. But if the freaky festivities start to wane, you’ll be reaching into your bag of tricks to get the good times rolling.

Here’s an entertaining trivia quiz about popular Halloween music. It’s so easy, and you can add whatever music facts you’d like. Gear the Q&A toward your crowd. Do they like rap? Classical? Are they alt fans? Love the 50s, 60s and 70s classics?

It’s all up to you – and you’ll be surprised what ghoulish musical tie-ins you can find in every genre. Here are a few quiz questions to get started. Look up the answers at the bottom. Enjoy!

1) What Halloween song has sold over four million copies, received three gold records and hit number one making it onto the Billboard charts three times?

a) “The Purple People Eater”

b) “The Monster Mash”

c) “I Put A Spell on You”

d) “Werewolves of London”

2) Who wrote “Zombie Jamboree”? 

a) The Kingston Trio

b) Lord Invader and his Twelve Penetrators

c) Conrad Mauge, Jr.

c) Harry Belafonte

3) The songwriting team of Don Raye and Gene De Paul wrote a memorable last song as collaborators. Was it:

a) “The Haunted House”

b) “The Skeleton in the Closet”

c) “I Put A Spell on You”

d) “The Headless Horseman”

4) What spooky television theme song was nominated for a Grammy?

a) “The Addams Family Theme”

b) “The Twilight Zone Theme”

c) “The Munsters Theme”

d) “The Outer Limits Theme”

5) Who wrote the song “Spooky”?

a) Mike Sharpe

b) Dennis Yost

c) The Classics IV

d) Atlanta Rhythm Section

6) Who first composed music for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

a) David Mook and Ben Raleigh

b) Hoyt Curtin

c) Frank Sinatra

d) Mel Torme

Answers on the next page

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