Test Your Knowledge Of The Seven Sacraments

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Test your knowledge of the seven sacraments.


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  • 1. 

    What are the three sacraments of initiation?

    • A.

      Baptism

    • B.

      Reconciliation

    • C.

      Eucharist

    • D.

      Confirmation

    • E.

      Holy orders

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Baptism
    C. Eucharist
    D. Confirmation
    Explanation
    The three sacraments of initiation are baptism, eucharist, and confirmation. These sacraments are considered the foundation of the Christian faith and are often received in a specific order. Baptism is the first sacrament, where individuals are cleansed of original sin and become members of the Church. The eucharist, also known as Holy Communion, is the sacrament where believers receive the body and blood of Christ. Confirmation is the final sacrament of initiation, where individuals receive the Holy Spirit and are strengthened in their faith. These sacraments are essential for individuals to fully participate in the life of the Church.

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  • 2. 

    Which parable teaches us about the sacrament of Reconciliation?

    • A.

      The Prodigal Son

    • B.

      The Sower of the Seed

    • C.

      The Good Samaritan

    Correct Answer
    A. The Prodigal Son
    Explanation
    Luke 15:11-32

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  • 3. 

    Which of these does NOT describe a sacrament?

    • A.

      A key ritual in the Church

    • B.

      A visible sign of God's grace

    • C.

      Something anyone can partake in from any religion

    • D.

      A set of experiences that help people to grow as Christians

    Correct Answer
    C. Something anyone can partake in from any religion
    Explanation
    The given answer, "something anyone can partake in from any religion," does not describe a sacrament. Sacraments are specific rituals or ceremonies within the Church that are believed to be channels of God's grace. They are not open to participation by anyone from any religion, but rather are specific to the beliefs and practices of the Christian faith.

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  • 4. 

    When were the seven sacraments formally defined by the Church?

    • A.

      The Council of Trent during the 16th century

    • B.

      The First Vatican Council in the 19th century

    • C.

      The Second Vatican Council in the 20th century

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The Council of Trent during the 16th century
    Explanation
    At the Council of Trent in the 16th century, the Church Fathers 'agreed' on the 7 official sacraments of the Church.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following are NOT Sacraments of Healing?

    • A.

      Confession

    • B.

      Reconciliation

    • C.

      Baptism

    • D.

      Anointing of the Sick

    • E.

      Confirmation

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Baptism
    E. Confirmation
    Explanation
    Baptism and Confirmation are not considered Sacraments of Healing. The Sacraments of Healing in the Catholic Church are Confession (also known as Reconciliation) and Anointing of the Sick. Baptism is a Sacrament of Initiation, while Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation and also a Sacrament of Strengthening.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following are Sacraments of Vocation?

    • A.

      Eucharist

    • B.

      Holy Orders

    • C.

      Baptism

    • D.

      Confirmation

    • E.

      Marriage

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Holy Orders
    E. Marriage
    Explanation
    The Sacraments of Vocation refer to the sacraments that are directly related to a person's calling or vocation in life. Holy Orders and Marriage are considered sacraments of vocation because they both involve a specific calling and commitment to a particular role within the Church. Holy Orders is the sacrament through which men are ordained as deacons, priests, or bishops to serve the Church and its people. Marriage is the sacrament through which a man and a woman enter into a lifelong commitment to each other, with the purpose of building a family and living out their vocation as spouses and parents.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these sacraments is USUALLY undertaken when a person wants to make an adult commitment to the Church?

    • A.

      Penance

    • B.

      Confirmation

    • C.

      Eucharist

    Correct Answer
    B. Confirmation
    Explanation
    Confirmation usually takes place when a person is ready to commit to the church in an adult sense of understanding.

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  • 8. 

    What is the moment of forgiveness in the sacrament of Reconciliation?

    • A.

      The act of contrition

    • B.

      The absolution

    • C.

      The act of penance

    Correct Answer
    B. The absolution
    Explanation
    The priest absolves you of your sins with the sign of the cross and extending his hands over you.

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  • 9. 

    A person is baptized using which of the following symbols: 

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Candle light

    • C.

      A white cloth or stole

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A baptised person is 'immersed' into the water as a sign of new life. The candle represents the light of Christ and the white stole represents purity.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is NOT a step in the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

    • A.

      Confession of sins

    • B.

      Penance

    • C.

      Communion

    • D.

      Act of contrition

    • E.

      Absolution

    Correct Answer
    C. Communion
    Explanation
    Communion is part of the Mass and not part of the Reconciliation Sacrament.

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  • 11. 

    The Anointing of the Sick can lead to physical healing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    There have been examples of people being healed AFTER receiving this sacrament.

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  • 12. 

    Which is called the "sacrament of conversion?"

    • A.

      Baptism

    • B.

      Reconciliation

    • C.

      Eucharist

    Correct Answer
    B. Reconciliation
    Explanation
    People feel a sense of relief or release after confessing their sins.

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  • 13. 

    The story of the Prodigal Son is about forgiveness and reconciliation. Which of the key characters in this bible story represents God and his love for us?

    • A.

      The Father

    • B.

      The eldest son

    • C.

      The younger son

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The Father
    Explanation
    In the story of the Prodigal Son, the Father represents God and his love for us. The Father in the story is portrayed as a loving and forgiving figure who welcomes back his younger son despite his past mistakes and reckless behavior. This character symbolizes God's unconditional love, mercy, and willingness to forgive us when we repent and turn back to Him. The story serves as a reminder of God's grace and the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in our relationship with Him.

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  • 14. 

    Who can hear confession and give absolution?

    • A.

      A teacher or policeman

    • B.

      Priest

    • C.

      A mother or father

    • D.

      Nun authorized by priest or bishop

    • E.

      In an emergency, any lay person

    Correct Answer
    B. Priest
    Explanation
    A priest can hear confession and give absolution because they have been ordained and given the authority by the Church to perform this sacrament. Confession is a sacrament in the Catholic Church where individuals confess their sins to a priest, who then offers forgiveness and absolution on behalf of God. This sacrament is considered essential for Catholics seeking reconciliation and spiritual healing.

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  • 15. 

    Who can Anoint the Sick?

    • A.

      Bishop

    • B.

      Priest

    • C.

      Teacher

    • D.

      Nun

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bishop
    B. Priest
    Explanation
    A bishop and a priest (A bishop is also a priest) are the ONLY ones who can anoint the sick as a Sacrament.

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  • 16. 

    Who can receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

    • A.

      Males and females who are Catholic

    • B.

      Only Catholic males

    • C.

      Only Catholic females

    • D.

      Anybody who is religious

    Correct Answer
    B. Only Catholic males
    Explanation
    The Sacrament of Holy Orders can only be received by Catholic males. This is because the Catholic Church follows the tradition and teaching that only men can be ordained as priests. This belief is based on the understanding that Jesus chose only male apostles, and the Church sees itself as continuing that tradition. The Church believes that this restriction is in line with the teachings of Scripture and the authority given to it by Christ.

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  • 17. 

    The Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic church is a commitment made: 

    • A.

      Before family only

    • B.

      Before God only

    • C.

      To each other with a priest as a witness

    • D.

      To each other without witnesses

    Correct Answer
    C. To each other with a priest as a witness
    Explanation
    A marriage is made before a priest who is a witness to the love of a man and a woman before God.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is the KEY symbol used in the Sacrament of Anointing?

    • A.

      Bread and water

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Oil

    • D.

      Laying of hands

    Correct Answer
    C. Oil
    Explanation
    The oil is a symbol of strength and healing.

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  • 19. 

    Historically, there has been five names for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Which of the following is NOT correct?

    • A.

      Penance

    • B.

      Conversion

    • C.

      Reconciliation

    • D.

      Confession

    • E.

      Eucharist

    Correct Answer
    E. Eucharist
    Explanation
    Eucharist is another name for the bread and wine taken at Communion during the Mass.

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  • 20. 

    There are three rites of Reconciliation. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is true. This means that there are indeed three rites of Reconciliation. However, without further information, it is not possible to provide a detailed explanation of what these three rites are.

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