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
29
18

2 of 40Pick your answer!

What do Christians usually do during Lent?
Fast until sundown
Do a Rosary prayer every day
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?
Judas
James
Bartholomew

5 of 40Pick your answer!

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

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?
Bread and wine
Properties
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 ascension into Heaven
His crucifixion
The Last Supper

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 first day of Lent
The last day of Lent
The last day before Lent

13 of 40Pick your answer!

What food is usually eaten on Shrove Tuesday?
Chocolate
Pancakes
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?
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?
120
7
14

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?
Keeping a diary
Resisting temptation
Performing miracles

20 of 40Pick your answer!

Who carried Jesus' cross after he dropped it?
Judas
Simon
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?
Mary Magdalene
John the Baptist
Mary

24 of 40Pick your answer!

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

27 of 40Pick your answer!

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

28 of 40Pick your answer!

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

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?
Holy Saturday
Good Friday
Easter Eve

33 of 40Pick your answer!

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

34 of 40Pick your answer!

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

35 of 40Pick your answer!

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

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 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?
Mary Magdalene
John the Baptist
Pontius Pilate

39 of 40Pick your answer!

Which day marks the beginning of Holy Week?
Shrove Tuesday
Holy Monday
Palm Sunday

40 of 40Pick your answer!

Which color represents Lent?
Green
White
Purple
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