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Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, May 12, 2019

The first book in the Bible is called __________________.

a. Baruch
b. Revelation
c. the Gospels
d. Genesis

2. The first book in the New Testament is ________________.

a. the Gospel of Matthew
b. the Book of Exodus
c. the Psalms
d. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians

3. Jewish people called the first five books of the Bible the ______________.

a. Ten Commandments
b. Gospels
c. Torah
d. Koran

This week’s answers:

1. d, Genesis
2. a, the Gospel of Matthew
3. c, Torah


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, May 5, 2019

1. Jesus body was placed in a sepulcher and a rock was rolled to cover the opening. What is
a sepulcher?

a. large pottery urn
b. a wooden coffin
c. a cave-like tomb
d. a hole dug in the ground

2. What kind of cloth was used to wrap the body of Jesus?

a. wool
b. linen
c. cotton
d. silk

3. How many angels were guarding the sepulcher?

a. one
b. four
c. six
d. two

4. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. After his crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead
how many days later?

a. 7
b. 3
c. 2
d. 5

5. Which disciple is not present when Jesus goes to see them after his resurrection?

a. Thomas
b. Simon
c. Paul
d. Peter

This week’s answers:

1. c, a cave-like tomb
2. b, linen
3. d, (John 20:12)
4. b, 3
5. a, Thomas


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin. Is that important? You’d better believe it! Is that significant? Absolutely! Is it really significant? Yes! In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now if the master was done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, “I’m done”. But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because the servant knew that the folded napkin meant, “I’m not finished yet.” The folded napkin meant, “I’m coming back!”


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, April 21, 2019

1. When the women disciples went to Jesus’ tomb on Easter morning, they found the stone rolled away but they did not find his _______.

a. cross
b. other disciples
c. mother
d. body

2. The resurrection of Jesus happened on the first day of the week, which was _____________.

a. Saturday
b. Monday
c. Sunday
d. Friday

3. The ___________ was the central message of hope the first Christians brought to the world.

a. miracle of the loaves and fishes
b. priesthood
c. teaching of Jesus
d. resurrection of Jesus

4. Every Sunday of the year is considered a “little Easter Sunday” celebration.

True or False

5. How many people saw Jesus after He rose from the dead?

a. less than ten
b. more than 500
c. between 100 and 200
d. between 300 and 400

This week’s answers:

1. d, body
2. c, Sunday
3. d, resurrection of Jesus
4. True
5. b, more than 500


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, April 14, 2019

1. The Easter Triduum includes Holy Thursday,Good ________ , and Easter Sunday.

a. Friday
b. Monday
c. Tuesday
d. Wednesday

2. One focus of the Holy Thursday Mass is the commemoration of the Last __________________.

a. Supper
b. meal
c. teaching
d. miracle

3. Jesus washed the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper.

True or False

4. Holy Thursday is sometimes also called _______ Thursday

a. Service
b. Maundy
c. Last Supper
d. Foot Washing

5. The Good Friday service includes an opportunity to venerate the_______

a. cross
b. Eucharist
c. altar
d. relic

This week’s answers:

1. a, Friday
2. a, Supper
3. True
4. b, Maundy
5. a, cross


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, April 7, 2019

1. The First person to witness the resurrection of Jesus was __________.

a. Judas
b. King Herod
c. Pontius Pilate
d. Mary Magdalene

2. The leaders who had Jesus crucified said that _______________________.

a. Jesus was God
b. Jesus miraculously rose from the dead
c. Jesus was a magician and disappeared
d. Jesus’ disciples stole his body

3. ___________ is the day Jesus rose from the dead.

a. November 1
b. Christmas
c. Easter
d. Monday

4. Pretzels were a common food eaten during Lent. The shape that the middle portion of the pretzel forms is in the form of what?

a. cross
b. arms crossed in prayer
c. resurrection
d. Holy Trinity

This week’s answers:

1. d, Mary Magdalene
2. d, Jesus’ disciples stole his body
3. c, Easter
4. b, arms crossed in prayer