Witches in Film

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This Halloween picture round is a selection of ten actresses who have played witches in film. Can your contestants identify the actresses? You could also give bonus points for identifying the films they appeared in as witches. In a couple of cases there are different possibilities.

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1. Anjelica Huston (The Witches – Grand High Witch)

By Popperipopp – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3686175

2. Michelle Pfeiffer (The Witches of Eastwick – Suki Ridgemont and also Stardust – Lamia)

By Jeremiah Christopher – cropped from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremiahchristopher/2155165442/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14298841

3. Nicole Kidman (Bewitched – Samantha and also Practical Magic – Gillian Owens)

By Rita Molnár, cropped by Machocarioca – crop from Image:Nicole kidman3.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2109696

4. Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia – The White Witch)

By Photo by Al from Edinburgh, Scotland; editing by Mangostar – Cropped from Image:Tilda Swinton, Edinburgh, August 2007.jpg, irritating background logos removed, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4004056

5. Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz – Wicked Witch of the West)

By Press-materials are presumed to have been authored by the producers of the Broadway production of Goldilocks. – eBay item photo front photo back, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20803439

6. Meryl Streep (Into the Woods – Witch)

By usbotschaftberlin – https://www.flickr.com/photos/usbotschaftberlin/24452956954/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54361364

7. Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus – Winifred ‘Winnie’ Sanderson)

By photo by Alan Light, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2542877

8. Neve Campbell (The Craft – Bonnie)

“Neve Campbell 04” by GabboT [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)], via flickr.com

9. Zoe Wanamaker (Harry Potter films – Madame Hooch)

By Ed Enayat (RIGHTSIDE Zoe Wanamaker, Actress) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Michelle Williams (Oz the Great and Powerful – Glinda)

By Michelle_Williams_Berlinale_2010.jpg: Siebbiderivative work: César (talk) – This file was derived fromMichelle Williams Berlinale 2010.jpg:, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18563417

 

 

 

 

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Horror Quiz

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Horror Quiz – Who wrote the following gothic and horror novels/novellas?

1. Dracula

Bram Stoker

2. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

3. The Green Mile

Stephen King

4. Interview with the Vampire

Anne Rice

5. World War Z

Max Brooks

6. The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

7. The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux

8. The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson

9. Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury

10. The Woman in Black

Susan Hill

 

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Films with ghost in title

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 3 – TV and Film

This Halloween quiz round is all about films with ghost in the title.

1. What was the name of the charlatan psychic played by Whoopi Goldberg in the hit 1990 film ‘Ghost’?

Oda Mae Brown

2. Which film series had a fourth movie called ‘Ghost Protocol’?

Mission Impossible

3. Can you name any two of the four actors who played the original ‘Ghostbusters’ in the 1984 film?

Any two of: Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson (Ernie Hudson was their first recruit so we have included him in the list, although he was not a ‘Ghostbuster’ at the beginning of the film)

4. And can you name any two of the four actresses who starred in the 2016 remake?

Any two of: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones (Jones played the same role as Ernie Hudson – see above)

5. Which 2008 film stars Ricky Gervais as a dentist who can see and talk to ghosts?

Ghost Town

6. Which actor stars in ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’, a 2009 American romantic comedy film based on Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’?

Matthew McConaughey

7. Which 2007 action film stars Nicolas Cage as stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze?

Ghost Rider

8. Which 1947 film stars Gene Tierney as the young widow Lucy Muir who moves away to a seaside cottage to find the deceased former owner (Rex Harrison) haunting the house?

The Ghost and Mrs Muir

9. Which 2010 Roman Polanski film stars Pierce Brosnan as former Prime Minister Adam Long and Ewan McGregor who is hired to finish his memoirs?

The Ghost Writer

10. A 1999 Scooby-Doo! Film has the word ghost in the title – what is it called?

Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Anagram Quiz

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 4 – Anagrams

Halloween anagram quiz – The following are jumbled versions of Halloween-related words and phrases. Can you work out what they are?

1. Lunar Cod

Cauldron

2. Leave Slow Hall

All Hallows’ Eve

3. Gin Ho Blob

Hobgoblin

4. Leek Snot

Skeleton

5. Tractor Trike

Trick or Treat

6. Got Reptiles

Poltergeist

7. Premier Rag

Grim Reaper

8. Imp Rave

Vampire

9. Mock Orbits

Broomstick

10. A Piano trip

Apparition

 

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Harry Potter Quiz

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 5 – Harry Potter

Harry Potter Quiz – This round is all about the famous wizard.

1. What is the street address of Vernon and Petunia Dursley, Harry’s uncle and aunt?

4 Privet Drive

2. How many balls are used in total in a game of Quidditch?

Four (A Quaffle, two Bludgers and a Golden Snitch)

3. What type of potion did Harry and Ron use in ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ to allow them to turn into Crabbe and Goyle and gain access to the Slytherin common room?

Polyjuice potion

4. What type of creature is Aragog?

Acromantula (A species related to the spider – accept spider)

5. Which actress played Dolores Umbridge in the films?

Imelda Staunton

6. What is the name for an object in which a Dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of their soul in order to gain immortality?

Horcrux

7. Which animal is the mascot of Hufflepuff house?

Badger

8. What is the name of the mirror which reflects the deepest desires of whoever looks in it?

The Mirror of Erised

9. What type of tree do Ron and Harry crash Arthur Weasley’s magical, flying Ford Anglia into when they steal it and fly it to Hogwarts?

Whomping Willow

10. What is the name of the character played by Helena Bonham Carter in the films?

Bellatrix Lestrange

 

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Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 6 – Music

Halloween Lyrics Quiz – From which songs have the following lyrics been taken?

1. “When I die and they lay me to rest, gonna go to the place that’s the best.”

Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum

2. “She’s trying to make a devil out of me.”

Black Magic Woman – Santana

3. “But you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family, in your head, in your head, they are fighting.”

Zombie – The Cranberries

4. “All our times have come, here but now they’re gone.”

Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

5. “I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed, get along with the voices inside of my head.”

The Monster – Eminem ft. Rihanna

6. “Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?”

This is Halloween – Marilyn Manson

7. “When I look out my window, many sights to see, and when I look in my window, so many different people to be…”

Season of the Witch – Donovan

8. “Well, I ain’t evil, I’m just good lookin’, start a little fire and baby start cookin’.”

Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper

9. “Stop the things you do, watch out, I ain’t lyin’.”

I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ J Hawkins

10. “Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme, ain’t nothing I would rather do, going down, party time’.”

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

 

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Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

Halloween Quiz

1. What is the collective noun for a group of witches?

A coven

2. Which band had a number one hit in 1981 with ‘Ghost Town’?

The Specials

3. What are the first twelve words of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, spoken by the first witch?

When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightning or in rain?

4. What is the title of the famous 1971 supernatural horror novel by William Peter Blatty which he adapted into film for a 1973 release?

The Exorcist

5. What is the first name of Mrs Munster, Herman Munster’s wife?

Lily

6. Who wrote ‘The Worst Witch’ series of children’s books?

Jill Murphy

7. Of which animal is ophidiophobia, or ophiophobia, the fear?

Snakes

8. In which century did the Salem Witch Trials take place in colonial Massachusetts?

17th century (1692-1693)

9. Which Hungarian-American actor was famous for playing Count Dracula in the 1931 film?

Bela Lugosi

10. Poltergeist is a German word used in English to describe a ghost responsible for physical disturbances. How does this word translate into English?

Noisy ghost/noisy spirit (‘poltern’ means ‘to crash about’ in German and ‘Geist’ means ‘ghost’ or ‘spirit’)

 

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