Morals Quiz: Are You Smarter Than A Catholic 8th Grader?

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Morals Quiz: Are You Smarter Than A Catholic 8th Grader?

This quiz tests your knowledge of the Catholic morals and teachings of the Church. It tests both the teaching on morality and how one would respond to scenarios at a practising Catholic. Catholic Faith preaches the profound love and forgiveness of God as well as the belief in the love and healing from God. Read the questions carefully and answer. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Contraception is:
    • A. 

      Permissible only to married couples with the permission of their parish priest and under extenuating circumstances

    • B. 

      Never permissible, no matter what the circumstances

    • C. 

      Permissible if the husband and wife, after honest prayer, conclude it is right for them and do not use it selfishly

    • D. 

      Permissible only if the wife's health would be in danger or if the husband is unable to support a large family

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Sin is:
    • A. 

      A failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods

    • B. 

      An offense against reason, truth, and right conscience

    • C. 

      An offense against God

    • D. 

      The love of oneself even to contempt of God

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Venial sins:
    • A. 

      Weaken charity in the soul, but does not destroy it

    • B. 

      Can dispose us little by little to commit mortal sin

    • C. 

      Are forgiven during the Penitential Rite at Mass

    • D. 

      Only A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The morning after pill is
    • A. 

      Permissible only in situations or incest or rape

    • B. 

      Never permissible, no matter what the circumstances

    • C. 

      Permissible if the person is a minor

    • D. 

      Permissible only if the wife's health would be in danger or if the husband is unable to support a large family

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a criteria for a sin to be a mortal sin?
    • A. 

      The sin must be grave or serious

    • B. 

      The person must give full consent of the will to committing the sin

    • C. 

      The sin must be a sin against another person and not God

    • D. 

      The person must know that the sin is a mortal sin

    • E. 

      All of the above are criteria for a sin to be a mortal sin

  • 6. 
    The church's teachings on birth control, extramarital relations, and homosexual acts are:
    • A. 

      Ideals that should be honored but are only guidelines given by the Church

    • B. 

      Moral laws that cannot be broken without grave sin

    • C. 

      Justified in some very extreme circumstances.

    • D. 

      Church teaching that were established after the Vatican II Council

    • E. 

      Both B and D

  • 7. 
    Moral statements are primarily:
    • A. 

      Statements of fact or truth (e.g. "Murder is wrong" means "It is a fact that murder is wrong").

    • B. 

      Statements of the speaker's desire/emotion?(e.g. "Murder is wrong" means "I hate murder").

    • C. 

      Statements of command (e.g. "Murder is wrong" means "I say: don't murder").

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following political issues is disqualifying issue meaning that it is one which is of such gravity and importance that cannot be acceptable?
    • A. 

      Population control (the use of contraception)

    • B. 

      All of the above

    • C. 

      Abortion

    • D. 

      Preference to the poor

    • E. 

      Capital punishment

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT a criterion for a war to be just?
    • A. 

      War has to be declared by a legitimate authority (a government and not a single person or group)

    • B. 

      There must be a just cause for war (protect against genocide, respond to an attack against their nation)

    • C. 

      The response must be proportional and not constitute a greater evil (not using a nuclear weapon against a conventional attack)

    • D. 

      There must be a probability of success (if the cause is hopeless they should not engage in war)

    • E. 

      All of the above ARE criteria

  • 10. 
    Whether an act is morally right or wrong depends solely on the intention of the person doing the action. If a person has a good intention in doing an act, then the act is morally right.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The passions (the emotions of love, hatred, joy, sadness, anger, fear, daring, desire, dislike, despair, hope) are neither morally good nor bad in themselves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Church teaches that BEING homosexual is not in itself sinful, although it is sexual disorientation. The Church teaches that homosexual ACTIVITY is sinful.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    It is not a sin to desire to do good in order to gain the respect or esteem of others.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A soldier who kills an enemy who is attacking him has committed a mortal sin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Mortal sin is a sin specifically against God, while venial sin is a sin against another person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    MORAL SCENARIO A man, 85 years old, is in the hospital suffering from cancer. The pain is excruciating. The doctor is giving him painkillers to ease his suffering, but the dosage must be increased in order to continue to relieve his pain. The doctor knows that the increased dosage is necessary if the pain is to continue to be relieved, but that it also may be lethal to the man, even though neither the patient nor the doctor desires his death. With the patient's consent, the doctor gives the dosage and the patient dies. Was this action morally allowable according to Catholic moral theology?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    MORAL SCENARIO There are three presidential candidates on the ballot. The first is pro-abortion with few limits. The second candidate supports abortion but only in the first trimester. The third candidate personally opposes abortion but sometimes votes for it if it is the will of the people he represents. The third candidate opposes abortion except in cases of incest or rape. Is it acceptable to vote for the third candidate even though he is not completely pro-life?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    MORAL SCENARIO A Catholic has liver disease and his liver is severely damaged. There is a liver donor who is a match for the Catholic. The surgery will be dangerous but a successful surgery will save the life of the Catholic. Is the Catholic morally obliged to have the surgery?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    MORAL SCENARIO Billy is 16 years old and owns a car. His father is Baptist and his mother is Catholic. The family goes to church at the Baptist parish on one Sunday and the Catholic parish the next Sunday and alternates between the two each week. Are the mother and son fulfilling their Sunday obligation?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

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