Easter Quiz 1

Published: Thursday 28th January 2010
  1. What is traditionally eaten in the UK on Shrove Tuesday?
  2. Mardi Gras or carnival takes place around the World on Shrove Tuesday. What does Mardi Gras literally translate to in English?
  3. What is the first day of Lent called?
  4. Why do Christians fast during the forty days of Lent?
  5. Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday commemorates the Last Supper, but which Jewish festival took place at the same time as the Last Supper?
  6. In the UK the reigning monarch gives money to the poor on Maundy Thursday in a ceremony that historically included the washing of the feet of the poor. Who was the last monarch to perform this ritual?
  7. Which artist painted the famous mural in Milan depicting The Last Supper?
  8. Which of Jesus' disciples betrayed him?
  9. Where did the arrest of Jesus take place?
  10. What was the name of the Roman governor who tried Jesus?
  11. Jesus was crucified at Calvary also known as Golgotha, what do these words mean in Hebrew?
  12. The agreement signed in 1998 bringing a virtual end to the troubles in Northern Ireland was known as The Good Friday Agreement, but what other name is it commonly known?
  13. Who was the male star of the 1980 British film, "The Long Good Friday"?
  14. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ, who was the first person to speak to Jesus after he had risen from the dead?
  15. Easter is a movable feast and can occur between March 22nd and April 25th , how is this date decided?
  16. From what does the name Easter derive?
  17. On what thoroughfare in New York does the annual Easter parade take place?
  18. Who wrote the song "Easter Parade"?
  19. Who wrote the poem entitled "Easter 1916" about the Irish Easter uprising?
  20. Which Scottish football club play their home matches at Easter Road?
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