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 new season
Arrival
A king is born

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What is the official color of Advent?
Blue
Green
Purple

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

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How many days in an Advent calendar?
24
21
100

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

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

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

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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?
John the Baptist
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Paul

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

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

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

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

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

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In what country did Advent originate?
France
Ireland
Germany

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

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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 Francis
St. Peter
Saint Nicholas
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