Trivia - Palm Sunday

This Palm Sunday trivia quiz features 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers can be found at the end of the quiz. Enjoy and share these Palm Sunday facts with friends and family.
1. Why do we celebrate Palm Sunday?
a) To observe the resurrection of Jesus
b) To mark the ascension of Christ
c) To commemorate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

2. When do we celebrate Palm Sunday?
a) The first week of Lent
b) One week before Easter
c) One week after Easter

3. According to the Bible, Jesus was greeted by palm-waving crowds as he entered Jerusalem. What do palms represent?
a) Humility b) Triumph c) Majesty d) None of these

4. Palm leaves are distributed before masses on Palm Sunday. When palms are unavailable for the celebration, some churches use fronds from this tree/plant as a substitute. 
a) Olive b) Willow c) Yew d) Any of these

5. Jesus rode which animal into Jerusalem?
a) Donkey b) Horse c) Sheep d) Lion

6. True or false. In the Philippines, Christian communities often re-enact the scene of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem to celebrate Palm Sunday.

7. Although not part of the original celebration, palm fronds are sometimes folded to make this shape.
a) Heart b) Crown c) Cross d) Sword

8. Jerusalem was part of which jurisdiction during Jesus' time?
a) Galilee b) Perea c) Judea d) Decapolis 

9. In Roman Catholic traditions, Palm Sunday is also called ________.
a) Passion Sunday b) Victory Sunday c) No other name

10. Palm Sunday is called Flower's Day in Bulgaria. In addition to being a religious celebration, it is also a celebration of which group of people?
a) People who are priests, nuns or members of the clergy
b) People who are named after a flower, plant or tree.
c) None of the above

11. The event of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem is told in which of the four canonical gospels? Pick the best answer.
a) Matthew b) Mark c) Luke d) John e) All four gospels

12. True or false. Palm Sunday is the penultimate Sunday in the Lenten season.

Answer Key:
1)c 2)b 3)b 4)d 5)a 6)T 7)c 8)c 9)a 10)b 11)e 12)F

Master - 12 correct answers
Expert - 10 to 11 correct answers
Intermediate - 7 to 9 correct
Beginner - 4 to 6 correct
Novice - Less than 4 correct

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