Test Your Knowledge Regarding Lent - A Quiz

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This is a quiz to help you learn more about the period before Easter known as Lent.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What biblical event does the time of Lent represent? 

    • A.

      The forty days Moses spent on Mount Sinai with God (Exodus 24:18)

    • B.

      Jesus retreated into the wilderness, where he fasted for forty days, and was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-2, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-2)

    • C.

      The forty days and nights Elijah spent walking to Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19:8)

    Correct Answer
    B. Jesus retreated into the wilderness, where he fasted for forty days, and was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-2, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-2)
    Explanation
    From the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church question 106.
    The temptations of Jesus in the desert recapitulate the temptation of Adam in Paradise and the temptations of Israel in the desert. Satan tempts Jesus in regard to his obedience to the mission given him by the Father. Christ, the new Adam, resists and his victory proclaims that of his passion which is the supreme obedience of his filial love. The Church unites herself to this mystery in a very special way in the liturgical season of Lent.

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  • 2. 

    What forms does penance take in Christian life?

    • A.

      Penance can be expressed in many and various ways

    • B.

      Penance can be expressed in many and various ways but above all in fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

    • C.

      By abstaining from meat on Fridays

    Correct Answer
    B. Penance can be expressed in many and various ways but above all in fasting, prayer and almsgiving.
    Explanation
    From the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
    Question 301 "Penance can be expressed in many and various ways but above all in fasting, prayer and almsgiving."

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  • 3. 

    Which is the first day of Lent?

    • A.

      Ash Wednesday

    • B.

      Valentine’s Day

    • C.

      Shrove Tuesday

    • D.

      Maundy Thursday

    Correct Answer
    A. Ash Wednesday
    Explanation
    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

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  • 4. 

    What is the original meaning of Lent?

    • A.

      Autumn

    • B.

      Spring

    • C.

      Fast

    • D.

      Penance

    Correct Answer
    B. Spring
    Explanation
    The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days' fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season.

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  • 5. 

    Which is the last Sunday of Lent?

    • A.

      Easter Sunday

    • B.

      Whit Sunday

    • C.

      Palm Sunday

    • D.

      Pentecost Sunday

    Correct Answer
    C. Palm Sunday
    Explanation
    Palm sunday if the last Sunday before Easter.

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  • 6. 

    Lent is known to be 40 days long even though from Ash Wednesday to the last Saturday of the season it is 46 days. Why?

    • A.

      Sundays are not included

    • B.

      Mondays are not included

    • C.

      Counting error

    • D.

      Saturdays are not included

    Correct Answer
    A. Sundays are not included
    Explanation
    Sundays are not included in the 40 days of Lent.

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  • 7. 

    Which feast day always comes during Lent?

    • A.

      Annunciation

    • B.

      Assumption

    • C.

      St. Joseph’s Feast

    • D.

      Presentation

    Correct Answer
    C. St. Joseph’s Feast
    Explanation
    St Joseph's Feast always falls in the season of Lent.

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  • 8. 

    How is ash for Ash Wednesday made?

    • A.

      By burning palms used during previous Palm Sunday

    • B.

      By burning logs

    • C.

      By burning books

    • D.

      By burning clothes

    Correct Answer
    A. By burning palms used during previous Palm Sunday
    Explanation
    Ash for Ash Wednesday is made by burning the palms that were used during the previous Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, where people waved palm branches to welcome him. These palm branches are collected and blessed during Palm Sunday, and then they are burned to create the ashes used for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a period of reflection and preparation for Easter in the Christian calendar. The ashes are applied to the forehead in the shape of a cross as a sign of repentance and mortality.

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  • 9. 

    On which day is Chrism Mass?

    • A.

      Ash Wednesday

    • B.

      Maundy Thursday

    • C.

      Good Friday

    • D.

      Palm Sunday

    Correct Answer
    B. Maundy Thursday
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday and is traditionally the day on which the Chrism Mass is celebrated. The Chrism Mass is a special Mass held in the Catholic Church where the holy oils used in sacraments are blessed and consecrated by the bishop. It is usually attended by priests, deacons, and members of the parish community. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter, and Good Friday is the day of Jesus' crucifixion.

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  • 10. 

    When thinking about the liturgy what is different about Good Friday?

    • A.

      Day of fast

    • B.

      Day of abstinence

    • C.

      Day of penance

    • D.

      Day when mass is not celebrated

    Correct Answer
    D. Day when mass is not celebrated
    Explanation
    On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus was crucified. In The Latin Rite there is no celebration of Mass between the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening and the Easter Vigil unless a special exemption is granted for rare solemn or grave occasions by the Vatican or the local bishop. The only sacraments celebrated during this time are Baptism (for those in danger of death), Penance, and Anointing of the Sick. While there is no celebration of the Eucharist, it is distributed to the faithful only in the Service of the Passion of the Lord, but can also be taken at any hour to the sick who are unable to attend this service.

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  • 11. 

    Which devotion has special place during Lent?

    • A.

      Novena

    • B.

      Triduum

    • C.

      Stations of the cross

    • D.

      Retreat

    Correct Answer
    C. Stations of the cross
    Explanation
    The devotion that has a special place during lent is the stations of the cross, where you meditate on the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus. The stations of the cross may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following does not take place on Good Friday?

    • A.

      Intercessory prayers

    • B.

      Reading from the scriptures

    • C.

      Consecration

    • D.

      Veneration of the cross

    Correct Answer
    C. Consecration
    Explanation
    The consecration does not take place on Good Friday, that is there is no consecration on Good Friday, because Good Friday is more of a service than a mass. it is the liturgy of the word (with veneration of the cross) and a communion service, you receive the Eucharist which has been consecrated the day before it is not consecrated on Good Friday.

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  • 13. 

    Which two people appeared with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration?

    • A.

      Abraham & Noah

    • B.

      Abraham & Adam

    • C.

      Elijah & Elisha

    • D.

      Moses & Elijah

    Correct Answer
    D. Moses & Elijah
    Explanation
    Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus on Mount Tahbor where they talked about what was about to be accomplished on the cross.

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  • 14. 

    Which three disciples went with Jesus to the Mountain?

    • A.

      Peter, James & John

    • B.

      Matthew, Mark & Luke

    • C.

      Matthew, Luke & John

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    A. Peter, James & John
    Explanation
    See Luke 9:28

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  • 15. 

     What did the Father call Jesus on the Mountain?

    • A.

      The greatest prophet ever

    • B.

      The Son of Man

    • C.

      The Word made flesh

    • D.

      My beloved Son

    Correct Answer
    D. My beloved Son
    Explanation
    Luke 9:35

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  • 16. 

    The Romans got involved in the case regarding the trial of Jesus because…

    • A.

      The Jewish authorities couldn’t execute

    • B.

      They didn’t agree with Jewish justice

    • C.

      They were the Conquering army

    • D.

      They were particular about such things

    Correct Answer
    A. The Jewish authorities couldn’t execute
    Explanation
    The Sanhedrin could order arrests and maintained their own police force but any form of capital punishment required the confirmation of the procurator, as in the case of Jesus.

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  • 17. 

    When Pilate wanted to let Jesus go, the Jewish authorities said he would be

    • A.

      No friend of Caesar

    • B.

      Out of some bribe money

    • C.

      In trouble with his wife

    • D.

      Looking for work

    Correct Answer
    A. No friend of Caesar
    Explanation
    The Jewish authorities claimed that if Pilate let Jesus go, he would be considered "no friend of Caesar." This implies that the Jewish authorities were trying to manipulate Pilate by suggesting that releasing Jesus would be seen as an act against Caesar, potentially causing trouble for Pilate and damaging his relationship with the Roman Empire.

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  • 18. 

    The cause of death listed for a crucified man would be…

    • A.

      Asphyxiation

    • B.

      Shock

    • C.

      Loss of blood

    • D.

      Heart attack

    Correct Answer
    A. Asphyxiation
    Explanation
    The cause of death listed for a crucified man would be asphyxiation. Crucifixion involved the person being nailed or tied to a cross, which would restrict their ability to breathe properly. The position of the body and the weight of hanging from the arms would put pressure on the chest, making it difficult to inhale and exhale. Over time, this would lead to a lack of oxygen and ultimately result in asphyxiation.

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  • 19. 

    After the resurrection the total number of witnesses who saw Jesus alive was about

    • A.

      500+

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 500+
    Explanation
    After Jesus' resurrection, there were over 500 witnesses who saw him alive. This is mentioned in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 15:6, where it states that Jesus appeared to more than 500 brothers at one time. This large number of witnesses provides strong evidence for the reality of Jesus' resurrection and the impact it had on his followers.

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  • 20. 

    What did Luke say the two Old Testament Saints were discussing with Jesus?

    • A.

      Their time in heaven

    • B.

      He didn’t say

    • C.

      His departure in Jerusalem

    • D.

      The end of the world

    Correct Answer
    C. His departure in Jerusalem
    Explanation
    Luke 9:31 they were speaking of his departure,(that is his death), which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

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