Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, August 23, 2020
1. In whose name is a Christian baptized?
a. In the name of Jesus b. in the name of Jesus, Mary and Joseph c. in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
2. What is blessed before its use in Baptism?
a. candles b. water c. incense
3. How do Christians begin to share in the life of the Blessed Trinity?
a. through knowledge b. through good works c. through Baptism
4. What does the Church celebrate on the feast of the Assumption?
a. Mary’s visit to Elizabeth b. Mary’s going to heaven c. the angel asking Mary to be the Mother of Jesus
5. Mary’s life shows us the way to _________.
a. holiness b poverty c health
This week’s answers: 1. c 2. b 3. c 4. b 5. a
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, August 16, 2020 The Catechism
1. The Catechism of the Catholic Church topped the New York Times best-se lle r list soon after being released.
2. More than 250 pages of the Catechism are devoted to the Profession of Faith.
3. The Catechism index alone is more than 100 pages long
4. The Sacraments of Initiation are:
a. Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist b. Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist c. Baptism, Eucharist, Marriage d. Eucharist, Marriage, Holy Orders
5. Chrism refers to:
a. Incense used during funeral Masses b. Perfumed oil used during baptism, confirmation and holy orders c. Wax used to make the Easter candle d. Blessed oil used for anointing of the sick
This week’s answers:
1. FALSE (Although the Catechism of the Catholic Church was an immediate best seller, it did not top the New York Times or any other official best-seller list because the sales figures from the 15 individual publishing houses that produced it were counted separately instead of as one total.) 2. TRUE 3. TRUE (In addition, the Index of Citations adds another 50-plus pages) 4. b 5. b
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, August 9, 2020 The Catechism
1. The Catechism is a like a Catholic rule book.
2. The “four pillars” of the Catechism are:
a. Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, Prayer b. Eucharist, Commandments, Scripture, Church history c. Church history, Creed, Sacraments, Commandments d. Sacraments, Commandments, Prayer, Scripture
3. The first official universal Catechism was published in:
a. The first century b. 1566 c. 1885 d. 465
4. “YouCat” is a version of the Catechism targeted to young people.
5. Pope Benedict XVI said this in reference to which version of the Catechism: “This Catechism was not written to please you. It will not make life easy for you, because it demands of you a new life.”
a. Catechism of the Catholic Church b. YouCat c. Catholic Catechism for Adults d. Baltimore Catechism
This week’s answers: 1. FALSE (The Catechism is a “statement of the Church’s faith and of Catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition, and the Church’s Magesterium,” Pope John Paul II wrote in his Apostolic Constitution Fidei Depositum.)
2. a 3. b, Council of Trent 4. TRUE 5. b
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, August 2, 2020 What Every Catholic Should Know
1. What is an encyclical?
a. A letter sent by the Pope to the Bishops throughout the World b. A yearly ritual of the Church. c. vessel used to store the Holy Eucharist. d. A hat worn by the Pope.
2. How many mysteries of the Rosary are there?
a. 15 b. 20 c. 25 d. countless
3. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.” comes from which book of the Bible?
a. Corinthians 12:1 b. Philippians 4:9 c. John 3:16 d. Francis 7:12
4. Which Saint do we ask to help us when we have lost something?
a. St. Anthony b. St. Francis c. St. John d. St. Lawrence
5. At the conclusion of Mass, we are given a blessing and the instructions to…
a. Go and quickly get the best donut in the Parish Hall b. Go and rudely cut someone off in the parking lot c. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord (or glorifying the Lord by your life). d. Go tell people about how great Catholics are and that we know everything
This week’s answers: 1. a 2. b 3. c 4. a 5. c
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, July 26, 2020
1. Why did God make you?
a. “to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.” b. “to believe all things of the Catholic Church, to find happiness here on earth and to worship Him.” c. “to follow all of His Laws, Rules, and Commandments.”
2. Which of these is the “the source and summit of the Christian life”?
a. Confession b. the Eucharist c. the Bible d. the Pope
3. As Catholics, we have an obligation to worship Mary?
TRUE FALSE That depends on where you live!
4. Which of these is NOT one of the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, joy, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord?
a. Joy b. Counsel c. Knowledge
5. The Cardinal Virtues are Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and…
a. Charity b. Awesomeness c. Temperance
This week’s answers:
1. a 2. b 3. FALSE, Catholics do not worship Mary. We honor her because she is the Mother of God 4. a 5. c
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, July 19, 2020
1. Which country has the most Catholics?
a. Brazil b. United States c. Mexico d. Italy
2. How many Pope’s have there been throughout history?
a. 123 b. 78 c. 266 d. 500
3. Where in the world did Catholicism originate?
a. Egypt b. Judea c. South Africa d. Greece
4. How many Catholics are there around the world?
a. 800 million b. 23 million c. 2.2 million d. 1.2 billion
5. A cardinal plays an important role in the Church. What is one of his duties?
a. Plan out the Pope’s trips b. Make sure the Pope’s quarters are cleaned c. Help elect a new Pope d. In charge of the Pope’s plane
This week’s answers:
1. a 2. c 3. b 4. d 5. c
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, July 12, 2020 Are You Smarter Than a Catholic 8th Grader?
1. Rosaries, relics, medals, crucifixes, scapulars are all examples of sacramentals?
True or False
2. What are the four marks of the Church?
a. Prayer, love, works, almsgiving b. faith, hope, love & charity c. one, holy, catholic & apostolic d. temperance, justice, prudence, & fortitude e. peace, love, charity & faith
3. Which sacrament(s) use the Sacred Chrism oil?
a. only Baptism & Confirmation b. only Baptism c. only Confirmation d. Baptism, Confirmation & Holy Orders e. None of the above
4. The sacrament of anointing of the sick can be celebrated by?
a. Only the bishop b. a bishop or priest c. a bishop, priest or deacon d. Normally by a bishop, priest or deacon but a layman can celebrate it in an emergency
This week’s answers: 1. True 2. c 3. d 4. b
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, July 5, 2020 Are You Smarter Than a Catholic 5th Grader?
1. How many brothers did Joseph (of the Old Testament) have?
a. 0 b. 11 c. 3 d. 7
2. John the Baptist lived off the land. What did he eat?
a. Goats milk and bread b. fish and berries c. locusts and wild honey d. oats and grains
3. What is the name of the mountain where Moses was given the 10 Commandments?
a. Mt. Olympus b. Mt. Sinai c. Mt. Ararat d. Mt. Zion
4. What does the name Christ mean?
a. Healer b. Cherished c. Anointed d. Son
5. Noah sent two birds from the ark, one of which was a dove. What was the other bird?
a. raven b. peacock c. finch d. eagle
This week’s answers: 1. b 2. c 3. b 4. c 5. a
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, June 28, 2020 Are You Smarter Than a Catholic 8th Grader?
1. There are seven holy days of obligation in the United States.
True / False
2. Which of the following is NOT a cardinal virtue?
a. Prudence b. Charity c. Fortitude d. Justice
3. The truths, beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith are known as:
a. Teachings b. Catechism c. Tradition d. Doctrine
4. The sacrament of confession:
a. Must include a confession of all your sins committed in order to be valid b. Must be received by all Catholic adults at least once a year c. Must be received before receiving Communion by anyone guilty of a mortal sin d. All of the above
This week’s answers: 1. False, the US Church observes 6 holy days of obligation 2. b 3. c, Traditions are the elements of our faith that have been given us from Christ down through the Bishops to the present day Church 4. c
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, June 21, 2020 Are You Smarter Than a Catholic 5th Grader?
1. What does the term Gospel mean?
a. God Bless b. Word of the Lord c. Story of our Ancestors d. Good News
2. What do we call the item that looks like a staff that the Bishop carries?
a. crosier b. crux c. pectoral cross d. shepherd’s hook
3. What is the name of the peaked hat that the Bishop wears?
a. Camauro b. SkuBia c. Mitre d. Mantilla
4. During ordination, what does the Bishop use to anoint the palms of the men?
a. Holy Water b. Gold Cross c. Chrism d. Wine
This week’s answers: 1. d 2. a 3. c 4. c
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, June 14, 2020 Corpus Christi
1. Corpus Christi is a Christian feast celebrated every year after __________ in commemoration of the __________?
a. Trinity Sunday, Last Supper of Jesus Christ b. Holy Thursday, crucifixion of Jesus c. Wednesday, New Bible d. Friday, Building Churches
2. Corpus Christi a is Latin name for __________.
a. Crucifixion of Jesus b. Body of Christ c. Festival d. Resurrection
3. The __________ is the source and summit of the whole Christian life.
a. Eucharist b. Food c. Water d. Holy name
4. The Sacrament of the Eucharist is a sign and cause of __________.
a. The unity of Christ’s Mystical Body b. The crucifixion of body c. Self-realization d. Purity
This week’s answers: 1. a 2. b 3. a 4. a
Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH) Sunday, June 7, 2020 Holy Trinity
1. Which is an accurate statement of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity?
a. There are three true Gods: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit b. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are different aspects or persons of the one true God c. The Son and the Holy Spirit are servants of God the Father d. The Son is the servant of God the Father and the Holy Spirit is the servant of the Son
2. Who said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”?
a. Jesus only b. Paul only c. Peter only d. Jesus, Paul and Peter
3. To whom was Jesus speaking when He said, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of the water and the Spirit?
a. Mary Magdalene b. Peter c. Pontius Pilate d. Nicodemus
4. True or False? The Holy Spirit and the Holy Ghost are the same?