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Trivia Tuesday: Halloween History

We stopped by Party Galaxy and put a few shoppers to the test with our Halloween trivia.

Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below.

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Questions compiled by Linda Lynn

Q1: In 1947, Oklahoma City Chief of Police L.J. Hilbert did this to help combat Halloween mischief.

a.     Had all employed officers walking neighborhood streets

b.     Issued special Halloween badges to hundreds of schoolchildren 

c.     Closed down Trick or Treating at 7 p.m.

d.     Canceled Trick or Treat night

Q2: The Halloween record low temperature of 16 degrees was in what year?

a.     1993

b.     1927

c.     1950

d.     2015

Q3: In the 1940s, Carolann Smith kept two women as slaves in the basement of a Tulsa home. Considered evil, the house was given this name.

a.     The Warlock Manor

b.     Haunted Haven

c.     The Witches’ Den

d.     The Hex House

Post your answers in the comments below.


Q4: What was the first year Frontier City opened for Halloween, and what was the event name?

Q5: This silent film actor, well-known for his horror films, once worked in an Oklahoma City furniture store while waiting for his baby son to get healthy.

Q6: These mysterious, unexplained lights have been reported for generations.

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson has worked for The Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she creates interactive features for and assists with data visualization and... Read more ›