Ortho_cat's Orthodox Christianity Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    What does the term Orthodox commonly mean to Orthodox Christians?
    • A. 

      "right glory"

    • B. 

      "we're right and you're wrong"

    • C. 

      "straight path"

    • D. 

      "correct teaching"

  • 2. 
    An Orthodox priest's wife is commonly addressed as:
    • A. 

      Khouria

    • B. 

      Presbytera

    • C. 

      Matushka

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    A local bishop is commonly addressed as:
    • A. 

      "Brother"

    • B. 

      "Your eminence"

    • C. 

      "Father"

    • D. 

      "Your grace"

  • 4. 
    About how many Orthodox Christians are there worldwide?
    • A. 

      600 million

    • B. 

      150 million

    • C. 

      300 million

    • D. 

      75 million

  • 5. 
    Who was the first bishop consecrated in North America?
    • A. 

      St. John of San Francisco

    • B. 

      St. Raphael of Brooklyn

    • C. 

      St. Moses the Black

    • D. 

      St. Herman of Alaska

  • 6. 
    When is the Cherubic hymn typically sung during the Divine Liturgy?
    • A. 

      After the Anaphora

    • B. 

      After Communion

    • C. 

      After the Antidoron

    • D. 

      After the Gospel

  • 7. 
    How many Great Feasts are there in the Orthodox Church?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      4

  • 8. 
    What Great Feast is always celebrated 9 months after the Annunciation to the Theotokos?
    • A. 

      The Nativity of St. John the Forerunner

    • B. 

      The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

    • C. 

      The Nativity of the Theotokos

    • D. 

      The Nativity of Christ

  • 9. 
    According to Orthodox Tradition, who is the child that Jesus took into his arms and blessed in the gospel of Mark ?
    • A. 

      St. Polycarp

    • B. 

      St. John

    • C. 

      St.Ignatius

    • D. 

      St. Clement

  • 10. 
    Who are considered to be the 3 Holy Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      St. Maximus the Confessor

    • B. 

      St. Basil the Great

    • C. 

      St. Athanasius of Alexandria

    • D. 

      St. John Chrysostom

    • E. 

      St. Gregory of Nazianzus

    • F. 

      St. Gregory of Nyssa

  • 11. 
    Saint Irenaeus wrote this concerning which event related to Christ's ministry: "the glory of God is a live human being and a truly human life is the vision of God".
    • A. 

      Resurrection

    • B. 

      Ascension

    • C. 

      Transfiguration

    • D. 

      Baptism

  • 12. 
    Which Saint is famous for saying "God became man so that man might become god"?
    • A. 

      Basil the Great

    • B. 

      Athanasius

    • C. 

      Gregory the Theologian

    • D. 

      John Chrysostom

  • 13. 
    What term is commonly referred to as "the Orthodox mindset"?
    • A. 

      Praxis

    • B. 

      Paradosis

    • C. 

      Nous

    • D. 

      Phronema

  • 14. 
    Where might you find an Orthodox Church?
    • A. 

      In the sky

    • B. 

      Under water

    • C. 

      Antartica

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Where was the first Church council held?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Constantinople

    • C. 

      Jerusalem

    • D. 

      Nicaea

  • 16. 
    What is the name of the Large Icon traditionally placed in the apse above the Altar?
    • A. 

      Panagia Platytera

    • B. 

      Pantocrator

    • C. 

      Panikhida

    • D. 

      Iconostasis

  • 17. 
    According to Orthodox Belief, what does the term "uncreated light" refer to?
    • A. 

      God's energies

    • B. 

      God Himself

    • C. 

      God's grace

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    What would you probably not find in an icon corner?
    • A. 

      Incense

    • B. 

      Candles

    • C. 

      Baklava

    • D. 

      Icons

  • 19. 
    Which days of the week do Orthodox typically fast on?
    • A. 

      Saturday and Sunday

    • B. 

      Tuesday and Thursday

    • C. 

      Monday and Wednesday

    • D. 

      Wednesday and Friday

  • 20. 
    Why might Orthodoxy be referred to as "America's best kept secret?"
    • A. 

      Because the Orthodox are good at keeping secrets

    • B. 

      Because Orthodoxy is often associated with ethnicity

    • C. 

      Because there was a popular tv show about Orthodoxy with the same title

    • D. 

      Because the Orthodox were heavily persecuted in the U.S. and were forced to go underground