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Question 1

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When is Advent?
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  • Some time between May and June
  • The second day of Holy Week
  • The month before Christmas
  • First thing in the morning

Question 2

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What is the central candle in the Advent wreath known as?
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  • The 'Christ candle'
  • The white candle
  • The 'Peace candle'
  • The final candle

Question 3

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In which Old Testament book do we hear clear prophesies of the Messiah arriving as a baby, born in Bethlehem?
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  • The Book of Bethlehem
  • Isaiah
  • Genesis
  • Deuteronomy

Question 4

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Why are candles lit in an advent wreath?
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  • Because it's dark at that time of year
  • Because it's cold at that time of year and candles make you warm
  • To show that Jesus brings warmth
  • To show that Jesus is the 'Light of the World'

Question 5

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In what TWO ways did Jesus come to earth in a humble way?
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  • He came as a baby and was born in a stable
  • He arrived in a chariot which was pulled by a donkey
  • He was born among angels and his mother was a shepherd
  • He was visited by kings after being born in a palace

Question 6

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Which is the most important festival in the Christian year?
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  • Ascension Day
  • Easter
  • Epiphany
  • Christmas

Question 7

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When is the festival of Epiphany?
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  • 6th January
  • 8th January
  • Mid-July
  • 3rd December

Question 8

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Who supposedly visited Jesus, as a baby, 12 days after he was born?
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  • The shepherds
  • The donkey
  • The wise men
  • The angels

Question 9

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Which of the wise men's gifts represents Jesus being 'holy' or 'sent from God'?
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  • Gold
  • Myrrh
  • Silver
  • Frankincense

Question 10

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When is Lent celebrated?
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  • November
  • Early evenings
  • February or March
  • August or September

Question 11

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Why do many Christians eat pancakes the day before Lent starts?
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  • Because Jesus ate pancakes with his disciples
  • Because the Israelites ate flattened bread
  • To symbolise using up the rich foods before fasting
  • Because Jesus was tempted to eat pancakes in the desert

Question 12

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How long does Lent last?
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  • Forty days
  • Six weeks exactly
  • Fourteen days
  • 48 hours

Question 13

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What is the first day of 'Holy Week'?
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  • Maundy Thursday
  • Ascension Day
  • Palm Sunday
  • Good Friday

Question 14

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What does Maundy Thursday remember?
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  • It was when Jesus overturned the tables in the temple
  • It was when Jesus was crucified
  • It was when Jesus chose his first disciples
  • It was when Jesus told his disciples he was about to die, at the Last Supper

Question 15

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Why is 'Good Friday' known as 'Good Friday'?
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  • It was good that all the disciples came together to eat
  • It was a good deed done by Judas Iscariot when he betrayed Jesus
  • The crucifixion of Jesus was 'good news' for the Romans
  • The crucifixion of Jesus was an act of goodness, as his sacrifice gave every person the chance for a healed relationship with God

Question 16

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Why is Easter Sunday the most important day in the Christian year?
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  • That's the day Jesus died
  • That's when we have chocolate eggs
  • That's when the Holy Spirit came
  • That's when Jesus rose from the dead

Question 17

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How long did Jesus stay with the disciples after rising from the dead, and before returning to Heaven?
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  • 40 days
  • 50 days
  • 10 days
  • 7 days

Question 18

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Before going up to Heaven, what did Jesus promise his disciples would be sent to help them soon?
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  • The Holy Spirit
  • Manna from Heaven
  • Oil which would never run out
  • Lots of followers

Question 19

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Which festival remembers the coming of the Holy Spirit?
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  • Advent
  • Passover
  • Pentecost
  • Shavuot

Question 20

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Why do many Christian churches consider Pentecost a day of great celebration?
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  • Because Jesus has risen to heaven
  • Because the disciples were given the powers to be able to start the Christian church
  • Because the disciples all learned new languages
  • Because Moses is a mighty prophet