19. Anointing The Sick And The Dying

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19. Anointing The Sick And The Dying - Quiz

Read Lesson 19 in the US Catholic Catechism for Adults. Self-study program of St. Edward Church, Shelon WA


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Cardinal Bernadin, the bishop of Chicago is best known for: p. 250

    • A.

      His opposition to the Daley political machine in his city.

    • B.

      His promotion of vocations to the religious life.

    • C.

      His multiple terms as president of the NCCB.

    • D.

      His teaching on how to embrace suffering in the face of death.

    Correct Answer
    D. His teaching on how to embrace suffering in the face of death.
    Explanation
    Cardinal Bernadin, the bishop of Chicago, is best known for his teaching on how to embrace suffering in the face of death. This suggests that he had a significant impact on people's understanding and approach to dealing with the challenges and hardships of death. It implies that his teachings provided guidance and support to individuals during difficult times, emphasizing the importance of finding strength and meaning in the face of suffering.

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  • 2. 

    Jesus' compassion to the paralytic was indicated by: p. 251

    • A.

      Saying, "Pick up your mat and follow me."

    • B.

      Saying "Your sins are forgiven."

    • C.

      Saying, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle."

    • D.

      Saying, "He who has trust in me will make the journey to heaven."

    Correct Answer
    B. Saying "Your sins are forgiven."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saying 'Your sins are forgiven.'" This answer indicates Jesus' compassion to the paralytic because forgiving someone's sins is an act of mercy and compassion. By forgiving the paralytic's sins, Jesus showed his care and concern for the person's spiritual well-being, not just their physical condition. This act of forgiveness demonstrated Jesus' understanding of the paralytic's deeper needs and his willingness to offer forgiveness and healing.

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  • 3. 

    Jesus' cures were: p. 252

    • A.

      Signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God

    • B.

      A heralding of a new age in the progress of medicine.

    • C.

      A revision of the procedures of Hippocrates.

    • D.

      The inauguration of faith healing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God
    Explanation
    Jesus' cures were seen as signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. This means that his ability to heal the sick and perform miracles was seen as evidence that God's kingdom was coming to earth. It was seen as a manifestation of God's power and a glimpse of the future kingdom where there would be no more sickness or suffering. Jesus' cures were seen as a powerful testimony to his divine nature and the fulfillment of God's promises.

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  • 4. 

    One should receive the Anointing: p. 253

    • A.

      At the point of death once in a coma.

    • B.

      If it has never been received before and one is sick.

    • C.

      Only if surgery is anticipated.

    • D.

      If the nature of the illness is serious to any extent.

    Correct Answer
    D. If the nature of the illness is serious to any extent.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "if the nature of the illness is serious to any extent." This means that one should receive the Anointing if their illness is serious, regardless of whether they are in a coma, have never received it before, or if surgery is anticipated. The Anointing is meant to provide spiritual healing and comfort to those who are seriously ill, regardless of their specific circumstances.

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  • 5. 

    Sick children: p. 253

    • A.

      May be anointed if they are in weak condition even though no dangerous illness is present.

    • B.

      Should not misuse this sacrament by putting it off.

    • C.

      If they have sufficient use of reason to be comforted by this sacrament.

    • D.

      Will be anointed on the upper hand so they will not rub the oil off.

    Correct Answer
    C. If they have sufficient use of reason to be comforted by this sacrament.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that sick children may be anointed with the sacrament if they have sufficient use of reason to be comforted by it. This implies that the sacrament of anointing is not solely reserved for those with dangerous illnesses, but can also be administered to children who may not have a dangerous illness but are in a weak condition. The key factor in determining whether a child should receive the sacrament is their ability to understand and find comfort in it.

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  • 6. 

    The minister of the sacrament: p. 255

    • A.

      Are only bishops and priests.

    • B.

      Bishops, priests and deacons in emergency.

    • C.

      Anyone who has the intention to do what the Church requires.

    • D.

      The faithful who have special delegation from the Ordinary of the diocese.

    Correct Answer
    A. Are only bishops and priests.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are only bishops and priests." This means that only bishops and priests have the authority to administer the sacrament. Deacons can only administer the sacrament in emergency situations. The intention to do what the Church requires is not enough to administer the sacrament, and special delegation from the Ordinary of the diocese is also not necessary.

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  • 7. 

    The minister lays his hands on the head of the sick person, and: p. 253

    • A.

      Anoints the forehead and hand

    • B.

      Uses the words, "Be confirmed with the Chrism of salvation."

    • C.

      Anoints only the area of pain or injury.

    • D.

      Has the sick person repeat the words after him.

    Correct Answer
    A. Anoints the forehead and hand
    Explanation
    The correct answer is anoints the forehead and hand. This answer is supported by the information given in the question, which states that the minister lays his hands on the head of the sick person and anoints the forehead and hand. The other options, such as anointing only the area of pain or injury or having the sick person repeat the words after him, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these is not an effect of the sacrament: p. 254

    • A.

      It unites the sick person to the passion of Christ

    • B.

      It gives the sick person the strength, peace & courage to endure his sufferings.

    • C.

      It provides the certainty of healing within a week.

    • D.

      It restores health if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul.

    Correct Answer
    C. It provides the certainty of healing within a week.
  • 9. 

    The epistle of James asks for whom to be called? p. 256 & 257

    • A.

      Presbyters

    • B.

      Overseers

    • C.

      Episcopoi

    • D.

      Diaconoi

    Correct Answer
    A. Presbyters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Presbyters. In the epistle of James, it is stated that if anyone is sick, they should call for the presbyters of the church to come and pray over them. This suggests that the epistle is addressing the presbyters as the ones to be called upon in times of need.

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  • 10. 

    What is the oil used in this sacrament called?

    Correct Answer
    Oil of the sick (OS), Oil of the Infirm (OI), sick, infirm
    Explanation
    The oil used in this sacrament is called "Oil of the sick" or "Oil of the Infirm". It is used for anointing the sick or those who are in need of healing. The terms "sick" and "infirm" are also used to refer to the oil used in this sacrament.

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  • 11. 

    Viaticum is :  p. 254

    • A.

      Holy Communion given at the end of life.

    • B.

      A viaduct built by a Catholic.

    • C.

      When the sick person cannot swallow the Consecrated Host, this multi-purpose pill is used instead.

    • D.

      A blessing given before the heart stops beating.

    Correct Answer
    A. Holy Communion given at the end of life.
    Explanation
    Viaticum refers to Holy Communion given at the end of life. This is a sacrament in the Catholic Church where a priest administers the Eucharist to a person who is dying or in danger of death. It is considered a final spiritual nourishment and preparation for the journey to the afterlife. This sacrament is seen as a way to provide comfort, forgiveness, and strength to the person as they approach death.

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  • 12. 

    The Sacrament of anointing the sick unites the sick person with the suffering of Jesus in his sufferings on the cross.  p. 254

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Sacrament of anointing the sick is a sacrament in the Catholic Church where a person who is seriously ill or facing a major surgery is anointed with holy oil and receives prayers for healing and strength. This sacrament is believed to unite the sick person with the suffering of Jesus on the cross, as Jesus himself suffered and experienced pain. Therefore, the statement that the Sacrament of anointing the sick unites the sick person with the suffering of Jesus in his sufferings on the cross is true.

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