The Quiz: What was the original purpose of bobbing for apples?
Predicting the upcoming winter
A child’s birthday game
A courting ritual
A suspected witch’s trial
Explanation : This game has been around for hundreds of years. There are many variations of “bobbing for apples,” but in the early versions, young British suitors would play with their intended, hoping to bite into the apple with their name on it. If it took one try to bite the apple, the romance would be a success; two bites and the love would eventually fade; three bites meant certain doom. Immigrants in America began playing this game during the late 1800s. This new version, however, was fun for everyone. Both adults and children participated during the time of fall apple harvests.
Correct Answer: A courting ritual