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?
29
18
40
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
Christmas Day
Good Friday
4 of 40Pick your answer!
Who betrayed Jesus?
Judas
Bartholomew
James
5 of 40Pick your answer!
Where do Ash Wednesday ashes come from?
Burnt rags
Burnt rose bushes
Burnt palms of the previous Palm Sunday
6 of 40Pick your answer!
Which day during Lent can the fast be put on hold?
Sunday
Saturday
Wednesday
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?
Pieces of silver
Bread and wine
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, the Earth's Shepherd
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God
12 of 40Pick your answer!
What does Shrove Tuesday celebrate?
The last day before Lent
The last day of Lent
The first day of Lent
13 of 40Pick your answer!
What food is usually eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Pancakes
Chocolate
Ice Cream
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
12
1
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
14
7
18 of 40Pick your answer!
Where did Jesus spend the 40 days of Lent?
In Egypt
In Jerusalem
In the desert
19 of 40Pick your answer!
What was he doing there?
Keeping a diary
Resisting temptation
Performing miracles
20 of 40Pick your answer!
Who carried Jesus' cross after he dropped it?
Judas
John
Simon
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 foot
His neck
His side
23 of 40Pick your answer!
Who was NOT present at the crucifixion of Jesus?
Mary Magdalene
Mary
John the Baptist
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 hands
Their faces
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 beginning
The middle
The end
29 of 40Pick your answer!
Lent begins on which day?
Holy Thursday
Ash Wednesday
Palm Sunday
30 of 40Pick your answer!
On what day was Jesus arrested?
Christmas
Holy Thursday
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?
Easter Eve
Holy Saturday
Good Friday
33 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the goal of Lent for most Christians?
To emerge as stronger Christians
To be less judgmental
To understand God better
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 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 last day of Lent
The love of God for humanity
The mortality of humans
38 of 40Pick your answer!
Who was the first to discover that Jesus' tomb was empty?
John the Baptist
Mary Magdalene
Pontius Pilate
39 of 40Pick your answer!
Which day marks the beginning of Holy Week?
Shrove Tuesday
Palm Sunday
Holy Monday
40 of 40Pick your answer!
Which color represents Lent?
White
Purple
Green
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