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The Easter Quiz

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What is traditionally eaten in the UK on Shrove Tuesday?

  • Toast
  • Dumplings
  • Pancakes
  • Sardines in Oil

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Mardi Gras or carnival takes place around the World on Shrove Tuesday. What does Mardi Gras literally translate to in English?

  • Fat Tuesday
  • Day after Monday
  • Party Tuesday
  • Tuesday Carnival

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What is the first day of Lent called in Western civilisation?

  • Palm Sunday
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Starter for 40
  • Sacrifice Day

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Why do Christians fast during the forty days of Lent?

  • It is a very old custom being carried on
  • It is a sign of your devotion to God
  • No reason
  • To match the time Jesus spent in the wilderness

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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"?

  • Chanukah
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • The Feast of the Passover
  • Shavuot

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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 washing?

  • Charles II 1663
  • James II 1689
  • William III 1781
  • Anne 1796

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Which artist painted the famous mural in Milan depicting "The Last Supper"?

  • Leonarda da Vinci
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Raphael
  • Jan Van Eyk

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Which of Jesus' disciples betrayed him?

  • Peter
  • Thaddaeus
  • Simon the Zealot
  • Judas Iscariot

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Where did the arrest of Jesus take place?

  • Jerusalem
  • Nazareth
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Damascus

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What was the name of the Roman governor who tried Jesus?

  • Pontius Pilate
  • Caesar Augustus
  • Tiberius
  • Galba

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Jesus was crucified at Calvary also known as Golgotha, what do these words mean in Hebrew?

  • The Garden of Death
  • The Road to Ruin
  • The Unholy Place
  • The Place of a Skull

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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 Belfast Agreement
  • The Irish Agreement
  • The Stormont Agreement
  • The Peace Agreement

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Who was the male star of the 1980 British film, “The Long Good Friday”?

  • Ray Winston
  • Michael Caine
  • Bob Hoskins
  • Derren Nesbitt

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Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ. Who was the first person to speak to Jesus after he had risen from the dead?

  • Mary Magdalene
  • Simon
  • James
  • Matthew

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Easter is a movable feast and can occur between March 22nd and April 25th , how is this date decided?

  • Set by the Vatican
  • Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox
  • Set by the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Calculated using the "Julian Calendar"

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On what thoroughfare in New York does the annual Easter parade take place?

  • Sixth Avenue to 23rd Street
  • Fifth Avenue from 44th Street - 79th Street
  • Begins Central Park West; ends at 7th Avenue & 34th Street
  • Fifth Avenue,from 49th to 57th Streets.

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Who wrote the song “Easter Parade”?

  • Harry Warren
  • George Gershwin
  • Irving Berlin
  • Mike Salter

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Who wrote the poem entitled “Easter 1916” about the Irish Easter uprising?

  • James Joyce
  • W B Yeats
  • Katharine Tynan
  • C S Lewis

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Which Scottish football club play their home matches at Easter Road?

  • Hearts
  • Hibernian
  • St Johnstone
  • Dundee Utd

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Easter Island is a special territory of which Country?

  • Spain
  • UK
  • Venzuela
  • Chile