Halloween history quiz: test your knowledge

From the origins of pumpkin carving and 'trick-or-treat' to mysterious coffin paths, Halloween – celebrated in many countries on 31 October – is rich with tradition and superstition. Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz, written by Katherine Clements…

A depiction of a witch on a broomstick. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Katherine Clements is the author of The Coffin Pathavailable now.

Katherine Clements is the author of The Coffin Pathavailable now.

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To read more about the history of Halloween, visit historyextra.com/halloween