Catholics, It's Your Time To Shine! Can You Ace This Advent Quiz?

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Are you all about Advent?

Do you know the reason for the season? Take this quiz to see if you know just what Advent is all about!

 Dec 16, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does the word "Advent" mean?
A king is born
Arrival
A new season

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What is the official color of Advent?
Purple
Blue
Green

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How many candles are there on an Advent wreath?
10
2
4

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How many days in an Advent calendar?
21
24
100

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Which is not represented by an Advent candle?
Peace
Faith
Love

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What do evergreen branches of Advent Wreath symbolize?
Love
Patience
Eternal life

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What does the Pope do on Gaudete Sunday?
Performs the Stations of the Cross
Blesses the baby Jesus in manger scenes
Says the Rosary

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On an Advent wreath, each candle represents:
40 years
1 week
1000 years

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Who is credited with creating the first nativity scene?
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Paul
John the Baptist

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What is not sung or recited during Sunday mass in Advent?
Gloria
Apostles Creed
Our Father

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On what day does Advent begin?
The Sunday nearest November 30
The Sunday nearest December 16
The Sunday nearest October 31

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What color are the other candles in an Advent wreath?
Violet
Green
Red

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From what country did the Advent calendar originate?
Germany
France
Poland

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Which of the following is NOT another word for advent?
Lent
Christmas Lent
Nativity Lent

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In what country did Advent originate?
France
Germany
Ireland

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What kind of candy is usually in an Advent calendar?
Chocolate
Marzipan
Candy Corn

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Advent started as a fasting holiday.
True
False

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Which patron saint of children do we celebrate on December 6?
Saint Nicholas
St. Peter
Saint Francis
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

How much do you love Christmas? Do you know the reason for the season? Are you aware of Advent and what it means in regard to the Christmas holiday? Do you know how Advent came to be and from where it originated? If you said "yes" to any of those questions, and you're a Catholic in good standing, you'll be able to answer these tough questions about Advent in this fun but challenging quiz!

You've seen Advent calendars all your life—but do you know why they exist and where they came from? Sure, they, tell the story of the Nativity, but they are more recent and rooted in European history. As for Advent itself, it symbolizes the present situation of the church in these "last days," as God's people wait for the return of Christ in glory to consummate his eternal kingdom. Advent is rife with traditions throughout the season, some of which are still practiced and some that aren't. If you think you know which are which, this is the place to test your skills!

By playing a Women.com quiz, you will not only enjoy yourself, but you'll flex your mind's muscles too! You're exposing it to new things and while you probably know all the answers here—you ARE a trivia guru, after all—there is a chance you may learn something you DIDN'T know. Wouldn't that be great? And everyone can use a little extra knowledge, don't you think? So, go the distance