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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Ash Wednesday

1. What is Ash Wednesday?

a. A holy day of obligation
b. The day marking the beginning of Lent
c. The day Jesus rose again
d. The last day of Lent

2. Ash Wednesday is a holy day of obligation?

TRUE or FALSE

3. Easter affects the day Ash Wednesday lands on.

TRUE or FALSE

4. The ashes on the forehead represent ______.

a. mourning and repentance
b the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
c. commitment to God
d. a cool sign of faith

5. Can you eat meat on Ash Wednesday?

a. Yes, you only must abstain from eating meat on Fridays
b. No, meat is prohibited on Ash Wednesday

Answers Next Week:

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Sunday, February 16, 2020
Sacrament of Matrimony

1. The exchange of vows, called the “giving of_______,” is when the sacrament of Matrimony actually occurs.

a. consent
b. Flowers
c. rings
d. wedding cake

2. A divorced Catholic cannot remarry in the Catholic church unless his or her first marriage was __________.

a. performed in a foreign country
b annulled
c. celebrated before 1990
d. forgotten

3. Catholic couples celebrate their marriage ceremonies _______.

a. on a beach
b. in a church
c. at home
d. anywhere they want

4. It is possible for a Catholic to marry a non-Catholic in a valid Catholic wedding.

TRUE or FALSE

5. Saint _______ is the patron saint of married people.

a. Joseph
b. Tietheknot
c. Katharine Drexel
d. Michael

This week’s answers:

1. a, consent
2. b, annulled
3. b, in a church
4. True
5. a, Joseph

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Sunday, February 9, 2020
Saints of the Week

1. St. Scholastica, whose feast is Feb. 10th, is the sister of _____________.

a. St. Augustine
b. St. Benedict
c. St. Francis
d. Constantine

2. St. Scholastica is the patron saint of __________.

a. librarians
b. dentists
c. nuns
d. newborn babies

3. Sts.Cyril & Methodius, whose feast is Feb. 14, were brothers who believed in ___________.

a. receiving the Eucharist daily
b. receiving the Eucharist daily
c. the importance of celebrating the Eucharist in your own language
d. weekly family dinners

4. St. Valentine was a kind hearted priest imprisoned by Claudius II for aiding young Christians. While he was in custody St. Valentine __________.

a. healed a fellow prisoner of a heart ailment
b. converted 46 members of the guards families
c. made conversation hearts
d. fasted for 46 days

This week’s answers:

1. b, St. Benedict
2. c, nuns
3. c, the importance of celebrating the Eucharist in your own language
4. b, converted 46 members of the guards families

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Sunday, February 2, 2020
Test Your Knowledge

1. Candlemas is a Christian Holiday celebrated on Feb. 2nd. It celebrates three occasions according to Christian belief: the presentation of the child Jesus, Jesus’ first entry into the temple and _______.

a. Jesus’ first outing
b. purification of the Virgin Mary
c. the light of Christ
d. the groundhogs shadow

2. The feast of Saint Blaise is celebrated each year on_____.

a. Feb. 1
b. Feb. 6
c. Feb. 3
d. Feb. 4

3. Saint Blaise is the patron saint of _______.

a. doctors
b. firemen
c. illnesses of the throat
d. candle makers

4. Some Catholic parishes commemorate the feast of St. Blaise by _______.

a. lighting extra candles
b. blessing throats
c. handing out candles
d. blessing animals

This week’s answers:

1. b, purification of the Virgin Mary
2. c, Feb. 3
3. c, illnesses of the throat
4. b, blessing throats

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Test Your Knowledge on Anointing of the Sick

1. Only a ________ can anoint a sick person.

a. Doctor
b. miracle worker
c. teacher
d. priest

2. _________ is the Iinal Eucharist that is given to a person in danger of death along with the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

a. First Communion
b. The Last Supper
c. Viaticum
d. Baptism

3. If a dying person is too sick to be baptized but would seek baptism if they could, this is called a “baptism of _______,” and that person can also be anointed.

a. procrastination
b. Anointing
c. too little too late
d. desire

4. A protestant can never receive Anointing of the Sick.

TRUE or FALSE

5. During the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, the person is anointed on his _______ and hands

a. forehead
b. feet
c. tongue
d. heart

This week’s answers:

1. d, priest
2. c, Viaticum
3. d, desire
4. d, FALSE
5. a, forehead

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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Test Your Knowledge on Sacraments

1. The two sacraments of healing are Anointing of the Sick and _____.

a. Recuperation
b. Recovery
c. Penance / Reconciliation
d. Holy Orders

2. Anointing of the sick is always celebrated with only the priest and the sick person present. Families are not invited.

TRUE or FALSE

3. God heals people though _______.

a. miracles
b. medical science
c. eating healthier food
d. all of the above

4. Anointing people who are sick or dying expresses how the Church _______.

a. owns Catholic hospitals
b. says good-bye before we die
c. is anti-death
d. brings God’s comfort and presence to all situations our lives, good or bad

5. The main symbol used in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is ______.

a. Hire
b. water
c. oil
d. bread and wine

This week’s answers:

1. c, Penance / Reconciliation
2. FALSE
3. d, all of the above
4. d, brings God’s comfort
5. c, oil

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Test Your Knowledge on Baptism

1. Parents _______ their babies to begin the child’s Christian life in the Church community.

a. Baptize
b. feed
c. marry off
d. bathe

2. The person who baptized Jesus was _____ the Baptist.

a. John
b. George
c. Frank
d. Larry

3. After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a _____ upon him .

a. pterodactyl
b. pigeon
c. dove
d. gust of wind

4. St. Peter baptized _____ even though he was a Roman centurion and a pagan Gentile.

a. Bruno Mars
b. Optimus Prime
c. Julius Caesar
d. Cornelius

5. Ananias baptized _____ after _____ heard Jesus’ voice and was told to stop persecuting Christians.

a. Nero
b. Paul
c. Valentine
d. Blase

This week’s answers:

1. a, Baptize
2. a, John
3. c, dove
4. d, Cornelius
5. b, Paul

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Sunday, January 5, 2020
Test Your Knowledge on Epiphany

1. The Magi who visited the newborn Jesus were _______.

a. Wise men from the East
b. types of bugs
c. young magicians
d. from Magiopolis

2. How many gifts did the magi bring to Jesus?

a. 1
b. 10
c. 3
d. 5

3. What reason did the wise men give for coming in search of the babe?

a. To see the baby that was born king
b. to give Him gifts
c. to worship Him
d. to look for the child born of a virgin

4. Which of the gospels speak of the visit of the wise men?

a. Mark
b. John
c. Luke
d. Matthew

5. The three gifts that Jesus received from the wise men were frankincense, myrrh and _______ .

a. essential oils
b. baby rattle
c. gold
d. silver

This week’s answers:

1. a, Wise men from the East
2. c, 3
3. c, to worship Him
4. d, Matthew
5. c, gold

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Test Your Knowledge on Christmas

1. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are members of the Holy_______ .

a. Name Society
b. Club
c. Trinity
d. Family

2. Christmas lights are a symbol of Jesus, who is the” _______ of the world”.

a. sun
b. light
c. Rudolph’s nose
d. flashlight

3. Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth?

a. cows, sheep, goats
b. cows, donkeys, sheep
c. only sheep and donkey
d. the Bible never says

4. How many days after the birth of Christ did Joseph and Mary give him the name Jesus?

a. 30
b. 8
c. 3
d. 7

5. Who spread the news about baby Jesus throughout Bethlehem?

a. shepherds
b. angels
c. wise men 
d. town crier

This week’s answers:

l. d, Family
2. b, light
3. d, the Bible never says
4. b, 8
5. a, shepherds

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Test Your Knowledge on Advent

1. According to tradition, approximately how far did Mary travel to visit Elizabeth?

a. 10 miles
b. 50 miles
c. 100 miles
d. 500 miles

2. Why are the Advent candles arranged in the shape of a circle?

a. Makes a wreath, & wreaths are Christmassy
b. Circles symbolize eternity
c. It takes up the least space
d. It is the easiest way to see all four candles

3. What is a Jesse Tree?

a. Another name for a Christmas tree
b. The tree decorated with Chrismons
c. A representation of Jesus’ family tree
d. A tree that blossoms at Christmastime

4. What is the meaning of the Hebrew word “Emmanuel”?

a. Mighty king
b. Christ child
c. God with us
d. Prince of Peace

This week’s answers:

1. c, 100 miles
2. b. Circles symbolize eternity
3. c, A representation of Jesus’ family tree
4. c, God with us

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