WONDER #393: Why Do You Say ‘Trick or Treat’?

Question 1 of 3

In the U.S. and Canada, trick-or-treating has been a popular Halloween activity since late in which decade?

  1. 1860s
  2. 1920s
  3. 1940s
  4. 1950s

Question 2 of 3

Which Middle-Age practice consisted of going door to door asking for food in return for saying prayers for the dead on All Souls Day?

  1. souling
  2. guising
  3. trick-or-treating
  4. lavishing

Question 3 of 3

The custom of trick-or-treating stalled during World War II because of rationing of what substance?

  1. metal
  2. sugar
  3. flour
  4. bullets

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