Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catholic Trivia!

Last night, we played "Catholic Trivia" after the Tuesday dinner. The students here did very well, getting every question correct except for one (the first question of Round 2). These are not the most difficult questions in the Catholic trivia world, but they did get the students thinking. Some who participated said they actually learned some things (one of the main points of the game). Here are the questions and answers; see how you do!

Catholic Trivia

Round 1

1. All the following are sacraments of initiation except:
a. Baptism
b. Confession
c. Eucharist
d. Confirmation

2. Which pope issued Humanae Vitae:
a. JP II
b. Pope St. Pius X
c. Paul VI
d. John XXIII

3. The first five books of the bible are called the:
a. Pentecost
b. Pentathlon
c. Pentateuch
d. Pentagon

4. The book of prayers used at mass is called:
a. Missal
b. Missalette
c. Lectionary
d. Sacramentary

5. All the following were Apostles except:
a. Matthew
b. Paul
c. Luke
d. John

6. What year was Jerusalem destroyed:
a. 70 BC
b. 44 AD
c. 70 AD
d. 68 AD

7. Drunkenness is a sin against which commandment:
a. First
b. Fifth
c. Seventh
d. Eighth

8. Which saint translated the bible from Greek into Latin:
a. Augustine
b. John Chrysostom
c. Jerome
d. Hilary

9. In the Beatitudes, Jesus promises that this group of people will see the “beatific vision:”
a. Peacemakers
b. Merciful
c. Pure of heart
d. Meek

10. In which Marian Apparition did the Blessed Mother ask all Catholics to pray the rosary daily for the conversion of sinners:
a. Lourdes
b. Fatima
c. Madjugore
d. La Salette

Round 2
1. Who is the second longest reigning pope:

2. In the gospel of John what is Jesus’ first miracle:

3. The Summa Theologica was written by:

4. What is the name given to the series of 129 Wednesday Audiences delivered by JPII on the meaning of human embodiment:

5. Who administers the sacrament of holy matrimony:

6. How many books are there in the Catholic Bible:

7. The four cardinal virtues are justice, fortitude, prudence and

8. What was the name of the papal bull issued in response to Martin Luther’s criticisms of the Church:

9. What is the name of the 20th C Italian Saint who sacrificed her own life for that of her child and is now the patron St. of the pro-life movement:

10. The first Catholic Church in the United States was founded where:

Final Round

1. At Mass, when does the bread and wine actually become the Body and Blood of Christ?

2. What are the three conditions of a mortal sin?

3. What was the heresy that the Church fought against which said that Jesus was not truly God?



Round 1
1 b
2 c
3 c
4 d
5 c
6 c
7 b
8 c
9 c
10 b

Round 2
1 Pius IX
2 Changing water into wine (wedding feast at Cana)
3 Thomas Aquinas
4 Theology of the Body
5 The man and woman
6 73
7 Temperance
8 Exsurge Domine (Rise up Oh Lord)
9 St. Gianna Beretta Molla
10 St. Augustine

Final Rd
1 When the priest says the words, “This is my body”…”this is the cup of my blood”
2 Grave matter, full knowledge, full consent
3 Arianism


Anonymous said...

This website has some other quizzes:

Anonymous said...

Here is one winning sample of the Washington Post's Mensa Invitational from last year. Readers take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

And another one, where two letters were changed.

Chutzpel (adv.) - a way to define a Pharisee's interpretation of the Gospels.(Chutzpah ang Gospel)

I could see where this could be a fun mind teaser, but only if limits of respect and good taste were part of the game's rules.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this trivia :)
I am going to use it to quiz my youth group.

-God Bless