Easter Quiz 1 - Answers

Published: Thursday 28th January 2010
  1. What is traditionally eaten in the UK on Shrove Tuesday? Pancakes
  2. Mardi Gras or carnival takes place around the World on Shrove Tuesday. What does Mardi Gras literally translate to in English? It means "Fat Tuesday"
  3. What is the first day of Lent called? It is known as "Ash Wednesday" in Western Christianity or "Clean Wednesday" in the Eastern Orthodox churches.
  4. Why do Christians fast during the forty days of Lent? To replicate the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness.
  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? The feast of the Passover.
  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? KIng James II in 1689.
  7. Which artist painted the famous mural in Milan depicting The Last Supper? Leonardo da Vinci.
  8. Which of Jesus' disciples betrayed him? It was Judas Iscariot
  9. Where did the arrest of Jesus take place? In the Garden of Gethsemane
  10. What was the name of the Roman governor who tried Jesus? Pontius Pilate
  11. Jesus was crucified at Calvary also known as Golgotha, what do these words mean in Hebrew? The place of a skull
  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? The other name for this agreement is THE BELFAST AGREEMENT.
  13. Who was the male star of the 1980 British film, "The Long Good Friday"? Bob Hoskins.
  14. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ, who was the first person to speak to Jesus after he had risen from the dead? Mary Magdalene.
  15. Easter is a movable feast and can occur between March 22nd and April 25th , how is this date decided? It is the Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox.
  16. From what does the name Easter derive? It comes from the Germanic Goddess of Spring and fertility EOSTRE
  17. On what thoroughfare in New York does the annual Easter parade take place? The parade takes place on Fifth Avenue, from 49th to 57th Streets.
  18. Who wrote the song "Easter Parade"? Irving Berlin
  19. Who wrote the poem entitled "Easter 1916" about the Irish Easter uprising? It was written by W.B. Yeats
  20. Which Scottish football club play their home matches at Easter Road? Located in the Leith area of Edinburgh, Easter Road is home to Hibernian

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