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Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
Who doesn't love Easter? The season brings happiness and joy to everyone's life.
This is a fun fact quiz about Easter. We bet you do not know the answers to all these questions. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How did Jesus travel into Jerusalem?

    • A.

      On foot

    • B.

      By donkey

    • C.

      By camel

    • D.

      By boat

    Correct Answer
    B. By donkey
    Explanation
    Jesus traveled into Jerusalem by donkey. This is a well-known event described in the Bible, specifically in the New Testament. According to the Gospel accounts, Jesus rode on a donkey into Jerusalem during the triumphal entry, which took place on what is now celebrated as Palm Sunday. This event marks the beginning of the final week of Jesus' life, leading up to his crucifixion. Riding on a donkey was a significant gesture, as it fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament, symbolizing humility and peace.

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  • 2. 

    Who denied Jesus in the Easter story?

    • A.

      Barabus

    • B.

      Peter

    • C.

      Judas

    • D.

      Thomas

    • E.

      Herod

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter
    Explanation
    In the Easter story, Peter denied Jesus. This is famously known as Peter's denial, where he denied knowing Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. This event occurred after Jesus' arrest, when Peter was questioned by people who recognized him as one of Jesus' disciples. Despite his earlier claims of loyalty, fear led Peter to deny his association with Jesus. This denial is significant in the story as it showcases Peter's weakness and later serves as a catalyst for his repentance and eventual redemption.

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  • 3. 

    According to the Bible which animal was sacrificed at Passover?

    • A.

      Pig

    • B.

      Cow

    • C.

      Sheep

    • D.

      Lamb

    • E.

      Donkey

    Correct Answer
    D. Lamb
    Explanation
    In the Bible, it is mentioned that during the Passover, a lamb was sacrificed. This practice originated from the time when the Israelites were instructed to sacrifice a lamb and mark their doorposts with its blood, so that the Angel of Death would pass over their homes during the tenth plague in Egypt. The lamb symbolized the redemption and deliverance of the Israelites from slavery. Therefore, the correct answer is lamb.

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  • 4. 

    How many times did Jesus say the cock would crow?

    • A.

      Once

    • B.

      Twice

    • C.

      Three times

    • D.

      Four times

    • E.

      Five times

    Correct Answer
    B. Twice
    Explanation
    According to the Bible, Jesus predicted that the cock would crow twice before Peter would deny him three times. This prophecy was fulfilled when Peter denied Jesus three times and immediately after the third denial, the cock crowed twice. Therefore, the correct answer is "twice".

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  • 5. 

    How many times was Jesus denied in the story?

    • A.

      Once

    • B.

      Twice

    • C.

      Three times

    • D.

      Four times

    • E.

      Five times

    Correct Answer
    C. Three times
    Explanation
    In the story, Jesus was denied three times. This means that on three separate occasions, someone refused to acknowledge or admit that they knew Jesus or had any association with him. The exact details of these denials may vary depending on the specific story or account being referred to, but overall, the answer remains consistent that Jesus was denied three times.

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  • 6. 

    When did darkness come accross the land?

    • A.

      The 3rd hour

    • B.

      The 6th hour

    • C.

      The 9th hour

    • D.

      The 12th hour

    Correct Answer
    B. The 6th hour
    Explanation
    In the context of the question, the correct answer is "The 6th hour." This suggests that darkness came across the land at the 6th hour.

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  • 7. 

    On the cross Jesus called out "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?", what does it mean?

    • A.

      Elijah, Elijah, why am I called Jesus?

    • B.

      My God, my God, please can you help me?

    • C.

      Eloi, Eloi, Is it almost the Sabbath?

    • D.

      My God, my God, am I King of the Jews?

    • E.

      My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

    Correct Answer
    E. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Explanation
    The phrase "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" translates to "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This was a cry of anguish and despair made by Jesus while he was on the cross. It reflects his deep sense of abandonment and suffering, as he felt disconnected from God in that moment. This phrase is significant because it highlights the immense sacrifice and emotional turmoil that Jesus experienced during his crucifixion.

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  • 8. 

    Who took Jesus' body down from the cross?

    • A.

      Joseph of Arimathea

    • B.

      Simon of Cyrene

    • C.

      Mary Magdalene

    • D.

      Simon Peter

    • E.

      Judas Iscariot

    Correct Answer
    A. Joseph of Arimathea
    Explanation
    Joseph of Arimathea took Jesus' body down from the cross. This is mentioned in the Bible, specifically in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Joseph, who was a wealthy and respected member of the Jewish council, approached Pontius Pilate to request permission to take Jesus' body for burial. Pilate granted his request, and Joseph, along with Nicodemus, another follower of Jesus, wrapped the body in linen and placed it in a tomb. Joseph's actions demonstrated his devotion to Jesus and his desire to give him a proper burial.

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  • 9. 

    Which disciple did Jesus catch sleeping in the Garden of Gethsemane?

    • A.

      Andrew

    • B.

      Judas Iscariot

    • C.

      Simon Peter

    • D.

      Peter

    • E.

      James

    Correct Answer
    C. Simon Peter
    Explanation
    In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus caught Simon Peter sleeping. This event is described in the Bible, specifically in the Gospel of Matthew (26:36-46). Jesus asked Peter to stay awake and pray with him, but Peter fell asleep multiple times. This incident is significant because it highlights Peter's inability to stay alert and support Jesus during his time of distress.

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  • 10. 

    What date is Easter Sunday this year (2010)?

    • A.

      28th March

    • B.

      4th April

    • C.

      10th April

    • D.

      11th April

    • E.

      14th April

    Correct Answer
    B. 4th April
    Explanation
    Easter Sunday is determined by the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox, which is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the equinox. In 2010, the March equinox occurred on March 20th, and the first full moon following it was on March 29th. Therefore, Easter Sunday fell on the next Sunday, which was April 4th.

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  • 11. 

    When does Holy Week start?

    • A.

      Easter Sunday

    • B.

      Shrove Tuesday

    • C.

      Ash Wednesday

    • D.

      Good Friday

    • E.

      Palm Sunday

    Correct Answer
    E. Palm Sunday
    Explanation
    Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which is the week leading up to Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, where he was welcomed with palm branches. This event is significant because it sets the stage for the events that will unfold throughout Holy Week, including the Last Supper, Jesus' arrest and crucifixion, and ultimately his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Therefore, Palm Sunday is the correct answer as it signifies the start of Holy Week.

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  • 12. 

    What date did Good Friday fall on in the year 2000?

    • A.

      18th April

    • B.

      19th April

    • C.

      20th April

    • D.

      21st April

    • E.

      22nd April

    Correct Answer
    D. 21st April
    Explanation
    Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In the year 2000, Easter Sunday fell on April 23rd. Counting back one day, Good Friday would have been on April 21st.

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  • 13. 

    What is traditionally eaten on Good Friday?

    • A.

      Beef

    • B.

      Pizza

    • C.

      Fish

    • D.

      Eggs

    • E.

      Bread

    Correct Answer
    C. Fish
    Explanation
    Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is a day of fasting and abstinence for many Christians, and fish has traditionally been eaten on this day as a substitute for meat. This practice originated from the Catholic Church's tradition of abstaining from eating meat on Fridays, especially during the Lenten season. Fish is often considered a symbol of Christ, and consuming it on Good Friday is seen as a way to honor his sacrifice.

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  • 14. 

    How long does the period of Lent last?

    • A.

      7 days

    • B.

      12 days

    • C.

      3 score years and 10

    • D.

      1 month

    • E.

      40 days

    Correct Answer
    E. 40 days
    Explanation
    The period of Lent lasts for 40 days. Lent is a Christian observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. It is a time of reflection, repentance, and preparation for the celebration of Jesus' resurrection. The duration of 40 days is symbolic and represents the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness before beginning his ministry.

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  • 15. 

    How is the date of Easter Sunday calculated?

    • A.

      The 1st Sunday following the full Moon after 21 March. .

    • B.

      The 3rd Sunday following the 2nd full Moon.

    • C.

      The 1st Sunday after 1st April.

    • D.

      The Sunday which falls on the highest tide of the year.

    • E.

      The 4th Sunday after the spring equinox.

    Correct Answer
    A. The 1st Sunday following the full Moon after 21 March. .
    Explanation
    The date of Easter Sunday is calculated as the 1st Sunday following the full Moon after 21 March. This is based on the ecclesiastical approximation that Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21. It is a way to determine the date of Easter within the Western Christian tradition.

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  • 16. 

    What is the earliest possible date of Ash Wednesday?

    • A.

      1st February

    • B.

      4th February

    • C.

      8th February

    • D.

      1st March

    • E.

      4th March

    Correct Answer
    B. 4th February
    Explanation
    Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which is a Christian observance that begins 46 days before Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. The earliest possible date for Easter Sunday is March 22nd, which means that Ash Wednesday, being 46 days prior, can fall as early as February 4th. Therefore, the earliest possible date of Ash Wednesday is 4th February.

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  • 17. 

    How many marzipan balls traditionally decorate a Simnel Cake

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      40

    • D.

      11

    • E.

      12

    Correct Answer
    D. 11
    Explanation
    Traditionally, a Simnel Cake is decorated with 11 marzipan balls. These balls represent the 12 apostles of Jesus, excluding Judas. The cake is often made and enjoyed during the Easter season in the United Kingdom.

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  • 18. 

    Where does the Pope normally celebrate Easter Mass?

    • A.

      St Marks Square

    • B.

      St Peters Basilica

    • C.

      Westminster Abbey

    • D.

      Red Square

    • E.

      Lourdes

    Correct Answer
    B. St Peters Basilica
    Explanation
    The Pope normally celebrates Easter Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. St. Peter's Basilica is located in Vatican City, the spiritual and administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It is one of the most important and largest churches in the world, and it holds significant religious ceremonies and events, including Easter Mass, which is a central celebration in the Catholic faith.

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  • 19. 

    What is the French word for 'Easter'?

    • A.

      Pascha

    • B.

      Pasqua

    • C.

      Pasha

    • D.

      Pascua

    • E.

      Paques

    Correct Answer
    E. Paques
    Explanation
    The French word for 'Easter' is "Paques".

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  • 20. 

    Who ordered 450 eggs to be gold-leafed and coloured for Easter gifts in 1290?

    • A.

      King Edward I

    • B.

      King Edward II

    • C.

      King Henry I

    • D.

      William The Conqueror

    • E.

      King Richard I

    Correct Answer
    A. King Edward I
    Explanation
    In 1290, King Edward I ordered 450 eggs to be gold-leafed and coloured for Easter gifts.

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