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?
Good Friday
Christmas Day
Holy Thursday

4 of 40Pick your answer!

Who betrayed Jesus?
Judas
Bartholomew
James

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?
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?
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
His ascension into Heaven
The Last Supper

11 of 40Pick your answer!

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

12 of 40Pick your answer!

What does Shrove Tuesday celebrate?
The last day of Lent
The last day before Lent
The first 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?
Jesus ate bread before going into the desert
It is demanded in the bible
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
The church is covered in ashes
Christians receive ashes on their foreheads

17 of 40Pick your answer!

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

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?
Resisting temptation
Performing miracles
Keeping a diary

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 foot
His neck
His side

23 of 40Pick your answer!

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

24 of 40Pick your answer!

Which food is avoided by some Christians every Wednesday and Friday of Lent?
Dairy
Fish
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 middle
The beginning
The end

29 of 40Pick your answer!

Lent begins on which day?
Ash Wednesday
Holy Thursday
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
Good Friday
Holy Saturday

33 of 40Pick your answer!

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

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 crucified
Jesus being arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane
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?
Mary Magdalene
Pontius Pilate
John the Baptist

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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