Trivia - Lent

This Lent trivia quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers can be found at the end of the quiz. Enjoy and observe Lent with pride & devotion. 
1. Lent is a religious observance meant to help one prepare for the celebration of which important Christian holy day?
a) Christmas b) Easter c) Pentecost 

2. Lent typically lasts for how many days?
a) 10 b) 15 c) 20 d) 30 e) 40

3. How do Christians celebrate Lent?
a) Do penance b) Fast c) Pray d) Charity e) All of these

4. Which of these observances is NOT part of Lent?
a) Ash Wednesday b) Clean Monday c) Epiphany d) Palm Sunday e) Maundy Thursday

5. What is the traditional color of Lent, used extensively in celebrations?
a) Green b) Gold c) Red d) Purple e) Blue

6. The last two weeks of Lent are called ________.
a) Septuagesima b) Easter Triduum c) Passiontide d) There is no official name

7. Which of these Christian groups does NOT observe Lent?
a) Catholics b) Anglicans c) Lutherans d) Methodists e) Jehovah's Witnesses  

8. What religious holiday marks the start of Lent?
a) Passion Sunday b) Ash Wednesday c) Good Friday d) Lazarus Saturday 

9. True or False. Christians are asked to refrain from using the jovial word “Alleluia” during Lent.

10. Lent is one of how many liturgical seasons on the Roman Catholic calendar?
a) 2 b) 4 c) 6 d) 7 e) Varies by year

11. Fasting is a common practice during the Lent season. In Catholic traditions, how many meals (no meat) can one have during a fast?
a) 2 full meals 
b) 1 full meal, up to 2 light meals 
c) 1 full meal only 
d) 2 light meals only 
e) No food for the entire day

12. True or False. Lent is supposed to be observed solemnly in remembrance of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice.

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

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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