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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
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

Answers Next Week:

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
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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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
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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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Test Your Knowledge on Advent

1. Mary was the mother of _______.

a. John the Baptist
b. God but not Jesus
c. God
d. Jesus but not God

2. Mary was a teenager when the angel told her she would be with child?

TRUE or FALSE

3. When John baptized people, he was in the _______ river.

a. Mississippi
b. Amazon
c. Nile
d. Jordan

4. Mary and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to _______ , even though Mary was 9 months pregnant.

a. Jerusalem
b. Bethlehem
c. Rome
d. Egypt

5. What is the Immaculate Conception?

a. the virgin birth of Jesus
b. Mary born without original sin
c. The sinless state of Mary at the moment of her death
d. Mary’s conception of Jesus through Holy Spirit

This week’s answers:

1. c, God
2. TRUE
3. d, Jordan
4. b, Bethlehem
5. b, Mary born without original sin

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Test Your Knowledge on Advent

1. The readings at Mass for the first weeks of Advent focus on Jesus’ second coming and the judgement of the world.

TRUE or FALSE

2. Advent lasts _____.

a. 40 days
b. until the Christmas sales end
c. until the Epiphany
d. four weeks

3. “O come, O come Emmanuel, and ransom captive _______ …

a. Israel
b. Pokemon
c. hostages
d. prisoners

4. Jesus’cousin’s name is _______.

a. Joseph
b. Myron
c. John the Baptist
d. George

This week’s answers:

1. TRUE
2. d, four weeks
3. a, Israel
4. c, John the Baptist

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Test Your Knowledge on Advent

1. The word Advent means.

a. Spend lots of money on Christmas gifts
b. Arrival/coming
c. Prepare/make way
d. Birth of a notable person or king

 

2. Which of these is not a meaning for the 4 candles on an Advent Wreath?

a. Hope
b. Joy
c. Patience
d. Peace

3. On the third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, it is a tradition for the Pope to ______

a. Sing Silent Night in several languages
b. Sing Silent Night in several languages
c. Bless the Baby Jesus statues for children’s manager scenes
d. Bless the Christmas candle and all candles that will be used throughout the liturgical year

This week’s answers:

1. b, Arrival/coming
2. c, Patience
3. c, Bless the Baby Jesus statues for children’s manager scenes

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Test your Catholic IQ! (Courtesy of OLGH)
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Test Your Knowledge of Saints

1. There are various seasons during the church year. Which season begins the church year?

a. Christmas
b. Easter
c. Lent
d. Advent

2. As different colors are associated with different seasons of the church year, which color is used during Advent?

a. red
b. purple
c. green
d. white

3. Which month is traditionally associated with prayer for the dead?

a. March
b. July
c. September
d. November

4. Who was the first saint born in America after it had officially become a country?

a. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
b. St. Kateri Tekakwitha
c. St. Katharine Drexel
d. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

This week’s answers:

1. d, Advent
2. b, purple
3. d, November
4. c, St. Katharine Drexel

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