Test Your Catholic IQ!


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

1. Reciting memorized prayers is the only way Catholics are allowed to pray.


2. One of the greatest obstacles to prayer is _______.

a. Netflix
b. distractions
c. screaming babies at church
d. homework

3. _______ can be transformed into a powerful prayer.

a. suffering and sacrifice
b. candy
c. sleeping
d. video games

4. The _______ never wants us to pray.

a. doctor
b. mayor
c. devil
d. bishop

5. Catholics pray with their voices and their bodies.


This week’s answers:

2. b, distractions
3. a, suffering and sacrifice
4. c, devil


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

1. A complete rosary includes 50 Hail Marys.


2. The two forms of public liturgical prayer in the Catholic Church are _______.

a. The Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours
b. songs and meditation
c. praise and worship
d. the rosary and grace before meals

3. Praying in front of a monstrance that displays the Eucharistic Jesus is called ______.

a. Lectio Divina
b. Canon Law
c. beatitude
d. Eucharistic Adoration

4. “The Lord is my _______; there is nothing I lack…” (Psalm 23).

a. creator
b. teacher
c. king
d. shepherd

This week’s answers:

2. a, The Mass & Liturgy of the Hours
3. d, Eucharistic Adoration
4. d, shepherd


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, June 30, 2019

1. The prayer book Jesus used as a Jewish boy was ______.

a. the Psalms
b. the Lectionary
c. the Interior Castle
d. the Imitation of Christ

2. Which prayer is also known as the Lord’s Prayer?

a. Communion Rite
b. Our Father
c. Letter to the Corinthians
d. Gospel of John

3. Prayer includes both talking to the Lord and ______.

a. listening to him
b. having a snack
c. sleeping
d. a play date

4. You can pray __________.

a. only with your parents
b. only at home
c. only at church
d. anytime, anywhere

This week’s answers:

1. a, the Psalms
2. b, Our Father
3. a, listening to him
4. d, anytime, anywhere


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, June 23, 2019

1. Elizabeth, the Blessed Virgin Mary’s cousin, was the one who first prayed The Magnificat, which says: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”


2. Kyrie Eleison means “Lord, have _____.”

a. compassion
b. kindness
c. patience
d. mercy

3. This prayer, familiar to Catholics, is also prayed by many Protestant Christians.

a. sign of the cross
b. Lamb of God
c. Our Father
d. Hail Mary

4. The ________ is a repetitive prayer using beads that ask “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners

a. Act of Contrition
b. rosary
c. St. Michael prayer
d. Liturgy of the Hours

This week’s answers:

2. d, mercy
3. c, Our Father
4. b, rosary


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, June 16, 2019

1. Which saint from the Middle Ages is credited with introducing the rosary?

a. argaret
b. Dominic
c. Mother Teresa
d. Peter

2. The Bible teaches us that we should pray _____.

a. when we need something
b. before bed
c. at church
d. always

3. For Catholics, the most important prayer that unites us as one body in Christ is the _______.

a. Angelus
b. Anima Christi
c. Mass
d. Salve Regina

4. “Bless us O Lord, and these thy _____ , which we are about to receive…”

a. miracles
b. words
c. gifts
d. toys

This week’s answers:

1. b, Dominic
2. d, always
3. c, Mass
4. c, gift


Test your Catholic IQ! Sacrament Celebrations
Sunday, June 9, 2019

1. Hail Mary, full of grace… blessed is the fruit of thy _______, Jesus.

a. womb
b. apple tree
c. prayers
d. heart

2. According to St. Augustine, _______ is “praying twice.”

a. repeating the same prayer
b. the rosary
c. going to two Masses
d. singing

3. Which traditional Catholic prayer is associated with a sacrament?

a. Emancipation Proclamation
b. Pledge of Allegiance
c. Act of Contrition
d. Serenity Prayer

4. When we pray we are talking to _____.

a. ourselves
b. ghosts
c. no one
d. God

5. St. Peter, the first pope, wrote the Our Father.


This week’s answers:

1. a, womb
2. d, singing
3. c, Act of Contrition
4. d, God
5. FALSE (Jesus taught his disciples and they passed it down to us)