Catholic Quiz: This 40 Question Lent Quiz Will Test Your Limits

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Lent is the most important time in the Catholic calendar. How much do you know about it?

Find out how much you really know about Lent by taking this quiz and answering questions about the season's background.

 Mar 16, 2018
1 of 40Pick your answer!
How many days are in Lent?
40
18
29
2 of 40Pick your answer!
What do Christians usually do during Lent?
Give something up or make a promise
Fast until sundown
Do a Rosary prayer every day
3 of 40Pick your answer!
Which day marks the end of Lent?
Holy Thursday
Christmas Day
Good Friday
4 of 40Pick your answer!
Who betrayed Jesus?
James
Bartholomew
Judas
5 of 40Pick your answer!
Where do Ash Wednesday ashes come from?
Burnt rags
Burnt palms of the previous Palm Sunday
Burnt rose bushes
6 of 40Pick your answer!
Which day during Lent can the fast be put on hold?
Sunday
Wednesday
Saturday
7 of 40Pick your answer!
Jesus was crucified with two other men. True or False?
True
False
8 of 40Pick your answer!
Veronica wiped Jesus' face as he carried the cross. True or False?
True
False
9 of 40Pick your answer!
What did Judas receive for betraying Jesus?
Bread and wine
Pieces of silver
Properties
10 of 40Pick your answer!
At which event did Jesus declare that the bread and wine are his body and blood?
The Last Supper
His ascension into Heaven
His crucifixion
11 of 40Pick your answer!
"INRI" was placed above Jesus' head on the cross. What does it mean?
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God
Jesus, the Earth's Shepherd
12 of 40Pick your answer!
What does Shrove Tuesday celebrate?
The first day of Lent
The last day before Lent
The last day of Lent
13 of 40Pick your answer!
What food is usually eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Pancakes
Ice Cream
Chocolate
14 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the tradition behind eating this food?
It is demanded in the bible
Jesus ate bread before going into the desert
Christians would use all the ingredients they had to prepare for fasting
15 of 40Pick your answer!
How many lashes did Jesus receive before his death?
39
1
12
16 of 40Pick your answer!
How is Ash Wednesday usually celebrated?
All church members wear black
Christians receive ashes on their foreheads
The church is covered in ashes
17 of 40Pick your answer!
How many Stations of the Cross are there?
120
7
14
18 of 40Pick your answer!
Where did Jesus spend the 40 days of Lent?
In Jerusalem
In Egypt
In the desert
19 of 40Pick your answer!
What was he doing there?
Performing miracles
Keeping a diary
Resisting temptation
20 of 40Pick your answer!
Who carried Jesus' cross after he dropped it?
Simon
Judas
John
21 of 40Pick your answer!
King Herrod sentenced Jesus to death. True or False?
Jesus
False
22 of 40Pick your answer!
Where was Jesus pierced with a spear while on the cross?
His side
His neck
His foot
23 of 40Pick your answer!
Who was NOT present at the crucifixion of Jesus?
John the Baptist
Mary
Mary Magdalene
24 of 40Pick your answer!
Which food is avoided by some Christians every Wednesday and Friday of Lent?
Fish
Dairy
Meat
25 of 40Pick your answer!
Jesus was surprised to be betrayed. True or False?
True
False
26 of 40Pick your answer!
What part of the Disciples did Jesus wash at the Last Supper?
Their feet
Their faces
Their hands
27 of 40Pick your answer!
What did Jesus wear on his head during the crucifixion?
A crown of thorns
A white veil
A crown of gold
28 of 40Pick your answer!
When during Lent is Holy Week?
The beginning
The middle
The end
29 of 40Pick your answer!
Lent begins on which day?
Palm Sunday
Ash Wednesday
Holy Thursday
30 of 40Pick your answer!
On what day was Jesus arrested?
Holy Thursday
Christmas
Ash Wednesday
31 of 40Pick your answer!
Lent is often thought of as the most important season in the liturgical calendar. True or False?
False
True
32 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the name of the day before Easter?
Holy Saturday
Good Friday
Easter Eve
33 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the goal of Lent for most Christians?
To understand God better
To be less judgmental
To emerge as stronger Christians
34 of 40Pick your answer!
Lent is celebrated before which religious event?
Christmas Day
Easter Sunday
Advent
35 of 40Pick your answer!
Palm Sunday commemorates which event?
Jesus being arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane
Jesus being crucified
Jesus entering Jerusalem
36 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the relevance of palms?
There are a lot of Palm trees in Jerusalem
Palms were used to create a fire on Palm Sunday
City people waved palms at Jesus as he entered the city
37 of 40Pick your answer!
What does putting ashes on the forehead represent?
The mortality of humans
The love of God for humanity
The last day of Lent
38 of 40Pick your answer!
Who was the first to discover that Jesus' tomb was empty?
Mary Magdalene
John the Baptist
Pontius Pilate
39 of 40Pick your answer!
Which day marks the beginning of Holy Week?
Palm Sunday
Shrove Tuesday
Holy Monday
40 of 40Pick your answer!
Which color represents Lent?
Purple
Green
White
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