Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lenten Quiz

Here is a break from my rantings (I'm on vacation, so I figured you could all use a little vacation too)! Today I give you a quiz - fourteen questions that deal with the time just ahead of us: Holy Week and Easter.


1. As Jesus rode into Jerusalem (on Palm Sunday), what did He say would
cry out if His disciples didn't? (Luke 19:40)
the rocks
the angels
the earth
the animals

2. Which of these things did NOT happen at the Lord's Supper?
The disciples sang a hymn
Jesus washed the disciple's feet
Judas left to betray Jesus
Jesus wept bitterly

3. What was the sign that Jesus gave Peter in stating that he would deny Him? (Mark 14:30)
the sun would rise
a rooster would crow twice
someone would build a fire
darkness would cover the land

4. Who was the chief priest who had Jesus arrested? (John 18:28)
Caiaphas
Ananias
Pilate
Zechariah

5. Which of these people did NOT question Jesus after he was arrested? (Matthew 26:57, Luke 23: 1, 7)
Caiaphas
Pilate
Herod
Caesar

6. On what charge did the court sentence Jesus to death? (John 19:7)
Murder
Blasphemy
False witness
Identity theft

7. What was the name of the prisoner the people wanted released instead of Jesus? (Matthew 27:15)
Caiaphas
Barnabas
Barabbas
Lee Harvey Oswald

8. Who was told to carry Jesus' cross for him? (Matthew 27:32)
Caiaphas
Joseph of Arimathea
Simon the Cyrenian
John of the Cross

9. Where was Jesus crucified? (Matthew 27:33-35)
The Mount of Olives
Golgotha
Jerusalem
The Hinnom Valley

10. Which of these things did NOT happen when Jesus died? (Matthew 27:51-53)
the veil of the temple was torn in two
an earthquake
many saints were raised from the dead
the moon turned red

11. Who owned the tomb where Jesus was buried? (Luke 23:50-53)
Caiaphas
Joseph of Arimathea
Simon the Cyrenian
Mary Magdalene

12. What were the soldiers told to say regarding the missing body of Jesus? (Matthew 28:12-13)
His body fell into a crevice created by the earthquake
His mother moved the body to a different tomb
His disciples stole the body at night
He wasn't really dead - just unconscious

13. To who did Jesus first appear after his resurrection? (Mark 16:9)
Caiaphas
Mary Magdalene
His mother Mary
Peter

14. Which disciple said he would not believe Jesus had risen unless he could see the nail marks in his hands? (John 20:24-28)
Caiaphas
Andrew
Thomas
Peter


The Answers will not appear here until Friday, to give you a chance to think about it.

2 comments:

Not quite oracle said...

Cool quiz. Definitely requires a close reading of the Passion stories.

Michael + said...

thanks! and just for the record, Caiaphas is only the answer to ONE of the questions - you can find out which one tomorrow.