Orthodox Christianity: MCQ Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    The Orthodox Church came into existence on what great event in Christian history?
    • A. 

      The Transfiguration of Christ

    • B. 

      Christ's Ascension

    • C. 

      Pentecost

    • D. 

      Christ's Resurrection

  • 2. 
    What do the Greek words "IC XC NIKA" mean?
    • A. 

      Jesus Christ conquers

    • B. 

      I Am

    • C. 

      Trinity

    • D. 

      Jesus Christ is King of the Jews

  • 3. 
    Which Ecumenical Council dealt with the use of icons in the Church?
    • A. 

      Seventh Ecumenical Council

    • B. 

      Fifth Ecumenical Council

    • C. 

      Second Ecumenical Council

    • D. 

      Eighth Ecumenical Council

  • 4. 
    In the Divine Liturgy, what is the name of the procession of the Holy Gifts taken around the nave?
    • A. 

      The little entrance

    • B. 

      The consecration of the Holy Gifts

    • C. 

      The Great Entrance

    • D. 

      The litany

  • 5. 
    What great Saint was given the nickname "Golden Mouth" for his grand and gifted sermons?
    • A. 

      St. Andrew of Crete

    • B. 

      St. Basil the Great

    • C. 

      St. Mary of Egypt

    • D. 

      St. John Chrysostom

  • 6. 
    Which Saint wrote on the defense of the Person of the Holy Spirit?
    • A. 

      St. Gregory the Theologian

    • B. 

      St. Basil the Great

    • C. 

      St. John of Damascus

    • D. 

      St. Photini

  • 7. 
    On which Holy day of Holy Week are the 12 Gospel readings done?
    • A. 

      Holy Saturday

    • B. 

      Palm Sunday

    • C. 

      Holy Friday

    • D. 

      Holy Thursday

  • 8. 
    Before Paul became a Christian, which Saint's stoning did he witness and support the ones doing the stoning?
    • A. 

      St. Stephen

    • B. 

      St. Barnabas

    • C. 

      St. Peter

    • D. 

      St. Mark

  • 9. 
    At what Church can you find the spot where Christ was born?
    • A. 

      Agia Sophia

    • B. 

      Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

    • C. 

      Church of the Nativity

    • D. 

      Church of the Resurrection

  • 10. 
    When is the sweet bread, Vasilopita, eaten?
    • A. 

      Christmas Day

    • B. 

      Pascha

    • C. 

      The Dormition of the Theotokos

    • D. 

      New Year's Eve/New Year's Day

  • 11. 
    In many Orthodox traditions, baskets of bread, eggs, wine, and some other foods are offered by parishioners at what great feast and event of the Orthodox calendar year?
    • A. 

      Pascha

    • B. 

      Christmas

    • C. 

      The Beheading of John the Baptist

    • D. 

      The Elevation of the Cross

  • 12. 
    What is the name of the famous holy site that is inhabited by monks in the area of Greece?
    • A. 

      Valaam

    • B. 

      Mt. Athos (Holy Mountain)

    • C. 

      St. Anthony's Monastery

    • D. 

      St. Stephen's Monastery

  • 13. 
    Who is the great Saint from Serbia who is often referred to as the second Chrysostom?
    • A. 

      St. John the Theologian

    • B. 

      St. James

    • C. 

      St. Sergius

    • D. 

      St. Nikolai Velimirovic

  • 14. 
    In what event in the life of Christ reveals the three Persons of the Trinity?
    • A. 

      Christ's baptism

    • B. 

      Christ's resurrection

    • C. 

      Christ's preaching in the Temple

    • D. 

      Christ's descension into hades

  • 15. 
    At what room in the Church does he/she get greeted and where he/she lights candles?
    • A. 

      Nave

    • B. 

      The Hall

    • C. 

      Solea

    • D. 

      Narthex

  • 16. 
    What are three things the Church tells us to do during Great Lent?
    • A. 

      Go to Church, give to the poor, and fast

    • B. 

      Fast, go to work, and watch more tv

    • C. 

      Give to the poor, go to Church, write in our journals

    • D. 

      Go to Church, go on a pilgrimage, and listen to podcasts

  • 17. 
    In a baby's baptism, what is the last sacrament he/she receives toward the very end of the service?
    • A. 

      Immersion in water

    • B. 

      Holy Eucharist

    • C. 

      Chrismation

    • D. 

      Putting on of new baptismal, white clothing--clothed in Christ

  • 18. 
    In the Sacrament of Marriage, the crowns or Stephanos placed on the heads of the couple represent what?
    • A. 

      Royalty in the Kingdom

    • B. 

      Holiness in coming together as one

    • C. 

      Rich in Faith to each other and God

    • D. 

      Glory and honor as king and queen of their own little kingdom, the home, which they rule with wisdom, justice, and integrity

  • 19. 
    What is the name of one of the largest Orthodox Churches in the world that is now under Turkish rule that was made into a Mosque and then a museum?
    • A. 

      Agia Sophia (Holy Wisdom)

    • B. 

      Church of the Resurrection

    • C. 

      St. George's Orthodox Church

    • D. 

      St. Basil's Cathedral

  • 20. 
    Which Orthodox Saint is depicted most often feeding a bear in icons?
    • A. 

      St. Sergius of Radonezh

    • B. 

      St. Seraphim of Sarov

    • C. 

      St. Issac the Syrian

    • D. 

      St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

  • 21. 
    How many major fasts are there in the Orthodox Church?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      4

  • 22. 
    Which of these animals is permitted in the nave of the Church?
    • A. 

      Cat

    • B. 

      Turtle

    • C. 

      Dog

    • D. 

      Horse

  • 23. 
    What priest administered communion to St. Mary of Egypt in the desert?
    • A. 

      St. Anthony the Great

    • B. 

      St. Zosima

    • C. 

      St. Isaac the Syrian

    • D. 

      St. John of Damascus

  • 24. 
    What do the bells on the priest's censor represent?
    • A. 

      Twelve tribes of Israel

    • B. 

      Churches

    • C. 

      Twelve Apostles

    • D. 

      Our prayers

  • 25. 
    At the tomb of Christ, who was the first Apostle to reach it and look in, but not step in, the tomb of Christ?
    • A. 

      St. Peter

    • B. 

      St. Mark

    • C. 

      St. John

    • D. 

      St. Andrew