Christianity: Practices -sacraments And Rites Of Passage

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  • 1. 
    The first major divergence in Christianity was the result of a disagreement in 1054CE about exactly what the words of the Nicene Creed meant. This became known as the East-West Schism. The Christians in the East of the Roman Empire considered themselves to be correct in their beliefs and took on the name
    • A. 

      Orthodox (which means 'correct' or 'straight' in Greek)

    • B. 

      Roman Catholic

    • C. 

      Charismatic

    • D. 

      Protestants

  • 2. 
    In the Roman Catholic Church a second divergence, known as the Reformation occurred in the sixteenth century CE. It began
    • A. 

      As a protest against what many Chrsitians believed was a misuse of the power of the Roman Catholic Church.

    • B. 

      Because many Christians wanted to form their own churches

    • C. 

      Because King Henry wanted to divorce his first wife and the Pope would not grant him a divorce

    • D. 

      Too many Christians were worshipping false gods

  • 3. 
    A sacrament is:
    • A. 

      A ritual through which the grace or blessings of Gad can be received

    • B. 

      A direct link to Jesus

    • C. 

      A type of worship

    • D. 

      A special prayeror a hymn of praise

  • 4. 
    The Orthodox Church believes there are
    • A. 

      Six sacraments

    • B. 

      Seven sacraments

    • C. 

      Eight sacraments

    • D. 

      Only two sacraments

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church?
    • A. 

      Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Anointing of the sick

    • B. 

      Baptism, Eucharist, confirmation

    • C. 

      Baptism and Eucharist

    • D. 

      Baptism, Eucharist, confirmation, Reconciliation, Marriage, Holy Orders

  • 6. 
    The Roman Catholic Church believes there are
    • A. 

      Six sacraments

    • B. 

      Seven sacraments

    • C. 

      Eight sacraments

    • D. 

      Only two sacraments

  • 7. 
    The first major divergence in Christianity was the result of a disagreement in 1054CE about exactly what the words of the Nicene Creed meant. This became known as the East-West Schism. The Christians in the West continued to accept the authority of Rome and became known as
    • A. 

      Orthodox (which means 'correct' or 'straight' in Greek)

    • B. 

      Roman Catholic

    • C. 

      Charismatic

    • D. 

      Protestants

  • 8. 
    In the Roman Catholic Church a second divergence, known as the Reformation occurred in the sixteenth century CE. Christians who broke away from the authority of Rome at this time became known as
    • A. 

      Protestants

    • B. 

      Roman Catholics

    • C. 

      Charismatics

    • D. 

      Pentecostals

  • 9. 
    Some churches only observe two sacraments that are directly linked to Jesus. These are
    • A. 

      Baptism and the Eucharist

    • B. 

      Baptism and Annointing of the Sick

    • C. 

      The Eucharist and Confirmation

    • D. 

      Marriage and Baptism

  • 10. 
    Not all denominations ( for example, Baptists) use the term 'sacrament' to describe the two rituals directly linked to Christ (Baptism and the Eucharist). They prefer to call them
    • A. 

      Ordinances ( as they were extablished by Christ)

    • B. 

      Charismatic ( from a Greek word for 'gift' as a reference to the gifts of the Holy Spirit)

    • C. 

      The Eucharist (because of thelast meal that Jesus shared with his disciples beforee his crucifixion)

  • 11. 
    The Protestant Church, including the Church of England, only recognises two sacraments - Baptism and the Eucharist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    There are differences between Christian denominations as to the way in which Jesusis believed to be present in the Eucharist.  The Catholic church believes in transubstantiation. this means that Catholics believe that ...
    • A. 

      The bread and wine are actually transformed into Jesus' body and blood, even though their appearance adntaste do not change.

    • B. 

      Jesus is Spiritually present in the bread and wine, as his sacrifice is celebrated

    • C. 

      Consubstatiation takes places as they celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ

    • D. 

      That the bread and wine are not very important

  • 13. 
    There are differences between Christian denominations as to the way in which Jesusis believed to be present in the Eucharist.  Many Anglicans believe in consubstantiation. This means that many Anglicans believe that ...
    • A. 

      The bread and wine are actually transformed into Jesus' body and blood, even though their appearance adntaste do not change.

    • B. 

      Jesus is Spiritually present in the bread and wine, as his sacrifice is celebrated

    • C. 

      Transubstantiation takes places as they celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ

    • D. 

      That the bread and wine are not very important

  • 14. 
    Like the Roman Catholics, many Anglicans believe that the bread and wine are actually transformed into Jesus' body and blood, even though their appearance and taste do not change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The sacrament of the Eucharist is important in the life of Christians partly because of all the following EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      It reminds them of the sacrifice of Jesus and the salvation they have received

    • B. 

      It brings them closer to the other members of the Christian community to which they belong

    • C. 

      It is symbolic of their connection with all Christians

    • D. 

      It reaffirms the promises their parents made when they were babies

  • 16. 
    Which of the following sacraments  symbolise purification and being washed clean from sin?
    • A. 

      Baptism

    • B. 

      Confirmation

    • C. 

      The Eucharist

    • D. 

      Reconciliation

  • 17. 
    Which of the following Churches practice Infant Baptism?
    • A. 

      Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox church, Church of England

    • B. 

      Baptist Church, Pentecostal Churches, Roman Catholic Church, Church of England

    • C. 

      Roman Catholic Church, Church of England

    • D. 

      Baptist Church, Pentecostal Churches, Roman Catholic Church

  • 18. 
    In non-conformist denominations, the emphasis is placed on
    • A. 

      Adult baptism

    • B. 

      Infant baptism

    • C. 

      No baptism

  • 19. 
    Some denominations, such as the Quakers, and the Salvation Army, do not practice baptism as they feel they receive God's grace inwardly and there is no need for the outward ceremony.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason most Christians believe in Baptism?
    • A. 

      It causes real transformation by washing away sin

    • B. 

      It is believed to wash away original sin

    • C. 

      It is necessary for salvation

    • D. 

      The promises of parents are important for the salvation of their children

  • 21. 
    In most denominations, a person needs to be baptised before he/she can share in the Eucharist or Communion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of the following describes the person making a conscious decision to be baptised?
    • A. 

      Believer's baptism

    • B. 

      Infant baptism

    • C. 

      Grace baptism

    • D. 

      Quaker baptism

  • 23. 
    In Roman Catholicism baptism is  not believed to wash away original sin and is not seen as necessary for salvation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Methodist worship follows a liturgy and services are similar to those of the Anglican Church
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The service of the word does not include Eucharist, so no bread or wine is used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    All of the following might be part of a believer's baptism, EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      The persons to be baptised may give a short account of how they have become a Christian

    • B. 

      The believer stands about waist deep in a pool of water, the believer will wear white to symbolise purity and the forgiveness of sin they have received from god because of their faith in Christ

    • C. 

      The candidates will answer for themselves the same questions that their parents answered for them at their infant baptism, the candidates then come to the front and kneel at the alter rail, the Bishop places his hand on the candidates' heads and prays for them

    • D. 

      They are asked by the minister leading the service to proclaim their repentance of sin and their commitment to the Christian faith

    • E. 

      The minister lays the believer fully back under the water saying 'I baptise you in the name of the Father, son and Holy spirit,' before lifting them back up to standing

  • 27. 
    Infant baptism involves all EXCEPT the following:
    • A. 

      Sprinkling water from the font over the head of the child

    • B. 

      Immersing the child in the water in the baptismal font or bowl (Orthodox Church)

    • C. 

      Saying the baby's name and baptising the child in the name of the Father, son and Holy Spirit

    • D. 

      Rubbing blessed oil called chrism onto the child's forehead to symbolise the coming of the Holy Spirit

    • E. 

      Lighting a candle from the Paschal candle that was lit at Easter and handing it to the parents to represent moving from spiritual darkness to light

    • F. 

      The candidate asking God for forgiveness of sin and publicly committing to Him

  • 28. 
    Which of the following words comes from a Greek word 'ekklesia' ? ('ek' means 'out' and 'klesia' means 'call', so this word literally is a reference to Christians being the 'called out people'.
    • A. 

      Church

    • B. 

      Ecumenicalism

    • C. 

      Congregation

    • D. 

      Christian

  • 29. 
    What do you call a task or job that a person or organization is given to do?
    • A. 

      Mission

    • B. 

      Council

    • C. 

      Job

    • D. 

      Moral

  • 30. 
    Which of the following are examples of how the church community supports families?
    • A. 

      Church services to mark important life events e.g. welcoming new life, celebrating people's desire to share their lives, providing safe places for young people to socialise, visiting the sick in the home of hospital, providing respite care for those looking after ill or dependent relatives

    • B. 

      Visiting the sick in the home of hospital, providing respite care for those looking after ill or dependent relatives, insisting that people follow the rules of the church if they want help

    • C. 

      Church services to mark important life events e.g. welcoming new life, celebrating people's desire to share their lives, providing safe places for young people to socialise, visiting the sick in the home of hospital, demanding that members provide financial support for the less fortunate

  • 31. 
    Which of the following persons are likely to be  involved in the ritual known as 'Confirmation'?
    • A. 

      Children who have been baptised as infants

    • B. 

      Adults who want to ask God for forgiveness

    • C. 

      Believers who are afraid of water

    • D. 

      Children who have been dedicated as infants

  • 32. 
    Confirmation happens in ALL of the following churches EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      Baptist

    • B. 

      Church of England

    • C. 

      The Orthodox Church

    • D. 

      Methodist Church

  • 33. 
    During the service of confirmation, the candidates will answer for themselves the same questions their parents answered on their behalf at their infant baptism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Some non-conformist churches such as the Baptist church, believe in infant baptism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Which of the following IS NOT characteristic of a dedication service?
    • A. 

      Parents and the congregation make promises to bring up the child in the Christian faith until he/she can make his/her own declaration of faith

    • B. 

      Prayers are said asking God for his guidance and wisdom (to help the parents be good parents)

    • C. 

      Water is sprinkled over the head of the child

  • 36. 
    Which of the following sacraments is understood to have an inward effect upon the child, with God's spirit beginning to work in his/her life?
    • A. 

      Believer's Baptism

    • B. 

      Confirmation

    • C. 

      Infant Baptism

    • D. 

      Chrism

  • 37. 
    Which of the following symbolises being cleansed of original sin and the beginning of new life?
    • A. 

      Being immersed in water

    • B. 

      Confessing your sin

    • C. 

      Asking God for forgiveness of your sins

    • D. 

      Confirmation