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Search the web to find the answers to the following questions about Halloween and write the answers in a reply to your teacher’s post in the discussion about Halloween.

1. Your answer must be written in complete sentences.

2. You cannot copy from the websites you find but you can put the information into your own words.

3. You must cite the sources of your information by putting the web addresses after the Source: prompt.

4. Use Google to search for information. (No Baidu!)

5. You may not use Google, Baidu or Wikipedia as sources.



The first question is done for you as an example.


1. What is Halloween?

Halloween is a mostly US and Canadian event celebrated on the night of October 31st. On this night, children dress in costumes and go from house to house asking for candy. In ancient times, people believed that the souls of dead people came out of their graves on Halloween.

Source: http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/Halloween

2. How is Halloween celebrated in the United States? Tell about at least three activities.


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3. Jack-o'-lantern: What is a jack-o'-lantern? Why are they called jack-o’-lanterns? Who started the custom of putting jack-o’-lanterns in windows and gardens? Why?




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4. Trick or Treat: What does"Trick or Treat" mean? How did it begin? Why did people a long time ago wear costumes on Halloween?


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5. Halloween Around the World:

a. In what country do they play games called "snap'apple" and "knock-a-dolly"? Describe these games.

b. What do children in Scotland have to do to get a treat?

c. Where do they have horse races on All Saints' Day?


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