Quiz: Can You Pass This Ultimate Lent Trivia Challenge?

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From Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday… how much do YOU know about Lent?

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?
Do a Rosary prayer every day
Fast until sundown
Give something up or make a promise

3 of 40Pick your answer!

Which day marks the end of Lent?
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Christmas Day

4 of 40Pick your answer!

Who betrayed Jesus?
James
Bartholomew
Judas

5 of 40Pick your answer!

Where do Ash Wednesday ashes come from?
Burnt palms of the previous Palm Sunday
Burnt rags
Burnt rose bushes

6 of 40Pick your answer!

Which day during Lent can the fast be put on hold?
Wednesday
Saturday
Sunday

7 of 40Pick your answer!

Jesus was crucified with two other men. True or False?
False
True

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?
Properties
Bread and wine
Pieces of silver

10 of 40Pick your answer!

At which event did Jesus declare that the bread and wine are his body and blood?
His crucifixion
The Last Supper
His ascension into Heaven

11 of 40Pick your answer!

"INRI" was placed above Jesus' head on the cross. What does it mean?
Jesus, the Earth's Shepherd
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God

12 of 40Pick your answer!

What does Shrove Tuesday celebrate?
The last day before Lent
The first day of Lent
The last day of Lent

13 of 40Pick your answer!

What food is usually eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Chocolate
Ice Cream
Pancakes

14 of 40Pick your answer!

What is the tradition behind eating this food?
It is demanded in the bible
Christians would use all the ingredients they had to prepare for fasting
Jesus ate bread before going into the desert

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?
Christians receive ashes on their foreheads
All church members wear black
The church is covered in ashes

17 of 40Pick your answer!

How many Stations of the Cross are there?
7
14
120

18 of 40Pick your answer!

Where did Jesus spend the 40 days of Lent?
In the desert
In Jerusalem
In Egypt

19 of 40Pick your answer!

What was he doing there?
Performing miracles
Resisting temptation
Keeping a diary

20 of 40Pick your answer!

Who carried Jesus' cross after he dropped it?
John
Simon
Judas

21 of 40Pick your answer!

King Herrod sentenced Jesus to death. True or False?
False
Jesus

22 of 40Pick your answer!

Where was Jesus pierced with a spear while on the cross?
His neck
His foot
His side

23 of 40Pick your answer!

Who was NOT present at the crucifixion of Jesus?
John the Baptist
Mary Magdalene
Mary

24 of 40Pick your answer!

Which food is avoided by some Christians every Wednesday and Friday of Lent?
Meat
Fish
Dairy

25 of 40Pick your answer!

Jesus was surprised to be betrayed. True or False?
False
True

26 of 40Pick your answer!

What part of the Disciples did Jesus wash at the Last Supper?
Their hands
Their faces
Their feet

27 of 40Pick your answer!

What did Jesus wear on his head during the crucifixion?
A white veil
A crown of thorns
A crown of gold

28 of 40Pick your answer!

When during Lent is Holy Week?
The end
The beginning
The middle

29 of 40Pick your answer!

Lent begins on which day?
Palm Sunday
Holy Thursday
Ash Wednesday

30 of 40Pick your answer!

On what day was Jesus arrested?
Holy Thursday
Ash Wednesday
Christmas

31 of 40Pick your answer!

Lent is often thought of as the most important season in the liturgical calendar. True or False?
True
False

32 of 40Pick your answer!

What is the name of the day before Easter?
Holy Saturday
Easter Eve
Good Friday

33 of 40Pick your answer!

What is the goal of Lent for most Christians?
To understand God better
To emerge as stronger Christians
To be less judgmental

34 of 40Pick your answer!

Lent is celebrated before which religious event?
Easter Sunday
Christmas Day
Advent

35 of 40Pick your answer!

Palm Sunday commemorates which event?
Jesus entering Jerusalem
Jesus being arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane
Jesus being crucified

36 of 40Pick your answer!

What is the relevance of palms?
There are a lot of Palm trees in Jerusalem
City people waved palms at Jesus as he entered the city
Palms were used to create a fire on Palm Sunday

37 of 40Pick your answer!

What does putting ashes on the forehead represent?
The last day of Lent
The mortality of humans
The love of God for humanity

38 of 40Pick your answer!

Who was the first to discover that Jesus' tomb was empty?
Pontius Pilate
John the Baptist
Mary Magdalene

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?
Green
White
Purple
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