Halloween Quizzes and Zombie Attack

My Quizzes and A Writing Game


I've separated the quizzes and the zombie attack games. I like doing Halloween themed stuff but I've lost interest in doing the quizzes unless a teacher requests it. The 2021 zombie attack activities are complete and are accompanied by small talk and Pass the Pumpkin. I'll explain the latter below.


I've replaced the cat's gun. The original was an animated gif that was causing the activity to crash on my tablet. NOTE: I haven't changed in the demo slides or the feud game.


I've replaced the follow up zombie attack with a version that looks a little more halloween-ish.

Halloween Quizzes and Games

These are a collection of quizzes you can use for Halloween themed lessons. I often pair them with the Zombie Attack writring game which I've included here. There are three I use for junior high school.

These multi-choice quizzes can be done in groups with students coming up with their answers and then do an answer check. They can be done more quickly with kids just raising their hands or other variations.

Elementary School Quizzes and Point Game

The first two are two choice quizzes for elementary school classes. They have the same quiz. They are paired with a point get review game. The review game is based on the Let's Try One and Let's Try Two books. Generally I have the students make groups and select their order. Show the question number which has a hint so you can tell them what kind of question they'll be asked. After you show the question one student from each group goes to the teacher with their answer. If the teacher says OK then they come to the ALT and ask for a pumpkin. Click on the pumpkin to reveal how many points they'll get. Finish with an answer check then go onto the next question and a new student answering. Although I've included 16 questions I will most likely cut a lot when I do it so we'll have time for a Trick or Treat sticker getting activity. Also if you are doing the review game and the halloween quiz in one lesson I'd just do the quiz as a class with hands up. If they do that in groups as well it will take too long.

Junior High Halloween Quizzes

Quiz One is about Halloween in Canada and America.

Quiz Two is the story of Stingy Jack. It is the origin of the Jack O Lantern according to some websites. I recommend this one for the 3rd grade classes. The second years sometimes have a harder time understanding the story.

Quiz Three is a look at some scary stories. It might be a good idea to change the order. Maybe end on the ghost story since I think its the most interesting. Also if you do the songs as well as the stories it can be a bit long. If I want to do another activity I usually just do the scary stories.


All three quizzes are paired with a writing game called Zombie Attack. This is a group activity. Each group should have a question sheet with a collection of questions. You can cut these into stripes or just verbally ask the questions instead. And each student should have a writing sheet. They work together to answer a question then one member comes to a teacher, checks their answer and if its okay selects a number. If they get a small zombie they get one point. If they hit the big zombie they get 3 points, if the big zombie blows up the school bus they lose 3 points. If they hit the boss or lose the next screen arrow appears. Click on that so a new slide appears. That group goes back to working on their next question. Each group works at their own pace. If you click on the bus it takes you to the game over screen.


This is a quiz game rather than a writing game. Each row is a team. They see the question or key word and raise hands to answer. If a student gets the answer they pick a letter and get points for killing a zombie. Then another team has a chance. If a student gets the boss zombie or the cat gets blown up you stop and go onto the next kids in the row and the next question. Good for social distance classes.


This is basically the pass the bomb game. The key language is presented at the bottom. You click on a box and the music starts playing. The students pass the ball around their group and saying the sentences. The timer is set to random times between 15 and 45 seconds. When the pumpkin monster pops up the person with the ball says 'Oh No!' or something and then you can play again. In some cases you can click on the key words to see another example. Otherwise do the same screen two or three times then move onto the next screen and the next set of key words.

Note for social distancing.

If your classes aren't allowed to make groups these quizzes can be done with rows as groups. Each student should have A,B and C cards they can hold up as their answer. After the answer check the teachers can give each row points based on how many correct answers they got. Less interesting than discussing with teammates but might be necessary. I saw this idea on another recent activity. I haven't tried it yet. If you don't make groups at all then maybe just have them discuss each question with a neighbour.

Small files
  • ZOMBIE ATTACK and PASS THE PUMPKIN 'Plural Verbs' 2022.docx (968 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • 1. LT1-6 Halloween Quiz and Review Game.pptx (8.25 MB)
  • 2. LT2-6 Halloween Quiz and Review Game.pptx (9.97 MB)
  • 3. Halloween in North America Quiz.pptx (17.4 MB)
  • 4. Halloween Scary Stories and Songs Quiz.pptx (17.9 MB)
  • 5. Halloween Stingy Jack Quiz.pptx (7.53 MB)
  • 7. Halloween Zombie Attack FEUD Game TEMPLATE.pptx (5.65 MB)
  • ZOMBIE ATTACK and PASS THE PUMPKIN 'Plural Verbs' 2022.pptx (15 MB)
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    Submitted by UonumaRobert September 4, 2019 Estimated time: You can combine stuff here to take a full lesson.
    Inspired by Monster Dash
    1. Musakuu October 29, 2019

      This game looks like fun, but my class is not even close to being on reduced relative clause yet :( I downloaded it and am shamelessly modifying it for my purposes. Thanks a lot :D

    2. Jake W October 29, 2020

      The students got a big kick out of the cat fighting back the waves of zombies.

    3. UonumaRobert October 30, 2020

      Thanks, the whole reason that activity exists is I found an animated gif of a cat shooting a machine gun one day and I really really wanted to use it somehow.

    4. ratclass October 3, 2023

      oh man these are awesome! thanks so much for sharing!

    5. nisaa1234 October 23, 2023

      These are some great activities! Thank you for sharing!
      I just wanted to ask about the scary stories. I tried clicking on the sound icon but the song didn't play (or maybe I couldn't understand the instructions, are we supposed to download the songs separately to play?). Thank you for helping.

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