Easter 2 - Answers

Published: Sunday 16th March 2014
  1. What is the last week in Lent called in the Christian calendar? Holy Week.
  2. Which US President started the tradition of the White House Easter egg hunt? Rutherford Hayes in 1878.
  3. From which country does the Easter lily originate? Japan.
  4. What name is given to the day before Good Friday? Maundy Thursday.
  5. What name is given to the last TWO weeks of Lent? Passiontide.
  6. On which day are Hot Cross Buns traditionally eaten? Good Friday.
  7. Who was Fred Astaire's female co-star in the 1948 movie "Easter Parade"? Judy Garland.
  8. Easter Island is an overseas territory of which other country? Chile.
  9. What is the Sunday prior to Easter Sunday known as? Palm Sunday.
  10. Who directed the 2004 movie "The Passion of the Christ", the dialogue of which was entirely in Aramaic and Latin? Mel Gibson.
  11. Which company produced the UK's first Easter egg in 1873? Fry's of Bristol.
  12. On what animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday? Donkey.
  13. When the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, offered to release Jesus, who did the crowd insist he release instead? Barabbas.
  14. The Good Friday agreement signed in 1988 as part of the Northern Ireland Peace process is also referred to as what? The Belfast Agreement.
  15. Where did the Last Supper take place? Jerusalem.
  16. Which is the only Shakespeare play to mention Easter? Romeo & Juliet.
  17. Which of Jesus' disciples denied him three times before the cock crowed? Peter.
  18. Who on Easter Sunday 2006 became the first incumbent Head of State to reach the North Pole? Albert II of Monaco.
  19. How many times is Easter mentioned by name in the King James Bible? Once (Acts 12:4)
  20. According to the Gospels who was made to carry the cross of Jesus? Simon of Cyrene.


  1. Mary Carroll says:

    The answer to question 14 should be 1998.

  2. Geoffrey Norman says:

    Just what I needed for this coming Monday, thank you

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