Two fun Easter Quizzes

Two fun Easter Quizzes

How about an Easter Week quiz? How about TWO quizzes? All in good fun, as the answers are in spoiler boxes directly below each quiz. How well do YOU know your Easter trivia? Give it a go!

The first quiz is on general Easter topics. For the second quiz I turned to the Bible, which is, of course, why we celebrate Easter in the first place! None of the questions in either quiz are too difficult, so no need to be a Trivial Pursuit master or Biblical scholar!

EASTER TRIVIA QUIZ

A.  The idea of an Easter animal originated in the 1700s in what country?

  1. Russia, as a sable
  2. The United States, as a possum
  3. Germany, as a hare
  4. Great Britain, as a squirrel

B.  How many days is the Lent season?

  1. 7 days
  2. 40 days
  3. 100 days
  4. 21 days

C.  What flower is associated with Easter?

  1. rose
  2. lily
  3. pansy
  4. crocus

D.  Some countries (Mexico, Spain, and Greece) have bonfires at Easter time. What is burned in these fires?

  1. crosses made out of straw
  2. effigies of Judas
  3. colored paper eggs
  4. a giant cloth Easter bunny

E.  Easter Island belongs to which South American country? 

  1. Argentina 
  2. Brazil
  3. Peru
  4. Chile
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F.  Which country has the tradition of eating hot cross buns at Easter?

  1. The Netherlands
  2. Germany  
  3. Great Britain
  4. Italy

G.  Which US President held the first egg roll on the White House lawn? 

  1. Rutherford B. Hayes
  2. Franklin Pierce
  3. Grover Cleveland
  4. James K. Polk

H.  What color was the original marshmallow Peeps? 

  1. Pink
  2. White
  3. Yellow
  4. Violet

I.  Which animal is used in place of the Bunny in Australia? 

  1. Kangaroo
  2. Wallaby
  3. Bilby
  4. Tasmanian devil

J.  What sacrificial animal from the Old Testament is a symbol of Easter?

  1. a donkey
  2. a bull
  3. a lamb
  4. a dove
EASTER QUIZ ANSWERS

A – 3  In a 1682 doctoral dissertation in Latin, German doctor and botanist Georg Franck von Franckenau was the first to mention an Osterhase (Easter hare), the folk belief in an egg-bearing bringer of eggs to children.

B – 2  The 40 days of Lent represent the 40 days Christ spent in the desert, during which he prayed, fasted, and was tempted by Satan.

C – 2  Mentioned many times in the Bible, the white lily symbolizes purity, rebirth, new beginnings and hope. It is most often associated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ as observed on Easter.

D – 2  Effigies of Judas

E – 4  Chile

F – 3  Great Britain

G – 1  President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Hayes, on April 22, 1878.

H – 3  The first Peeps were yellow, just like real baby chicks, and were introduced in 1953 by Just Born Inc.

I – 3  The adorable Bilby, a genus of desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores known as bilbies or rabbit-bandicoots. A nine-year-old girl wrote a story about an "Easter bilby" in 1968. It was published a few years later, sparking public interest in the creature, and in 1991 the Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia started the "Easter Bilby" project to raise awareness for the native animals by using it as the Easter symbol.

J – 3  a lamb

BIBLE EASTER QUIZ

A.  What kind of cloth was used to wrap the body of Jesus?

  1. wool
  2. linen
  3. cotton
  4. silk

B.  How many angels were inside the sepulcher?

  1. one
  2. four
  3. six
  4. two 

C.  After his crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead how many days later?

  1. 7
  2. 3
  3. 2
  4. 5

D.  Which prisoner was released instead of Jesus?

  1. Barabbas
  2. Barnabas
  3. Bartholomew
  4. Benjamin

E.  What was the name of the hill where they crucified Jesus?

  1. Gethsemane
  2. Golgotha
  3. Gibeon
  4. Ararat

F.  What animal did Jesus ride on when he entered Jerusalem the week before his death?

  1. a camel
  2. a horse
  3. an ox
  4. an ass

G.  Jesus prophesied that Peter would deny him how many times?

  1. five
  2. two
  3. three
  4. eight

H.  When the soldiers came for Jesus, what wound did Peter inflict on the servant of the high priest?

  1. stabbed his arm
  2. cut off his hand
  3. broke his leg
  4. sliced off his right ear

I.  The Romans, in an effort to mock Jesus, gave him a “crown” of what?

  1. wire
  2. poison ivy
  3. dead flowers
  4. thorns

J.  Who was the apostle who betrayed Jesus, and how did he identify Jesus to the soldiers?

  1. Judas, by giving him a kiss
  2. Peter, by shaking his hand
  3. Matthew, by hugging him
  4. Nathaniel, by giving him a gift

K.  How many pieces of silver was the betrayer of Jesus given?

  1. fifty
  2. ten
  3. thirty
  4. two

L.  Jesus was buried in whose tomb?

  1. Joseph of Arimathea
  2. Saul of Tarsus
  3. Pontius Pilate
  4. Mary Magdalene
BIBLE EASTER QUIZ ANSWERS

A – 2  "So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock." (Mark 15:46)

B – 4  "But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain." (John 20:11-12)

C – 2  "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." (Matthew 12:40)

D – 1  "Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? … The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas." (Matthew 27:17 & 21)

E – 2  "And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull…" (Matthew 26:33)

F – 4  "And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt." (John 12:14-15)

G – 3  "Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice." (Matthew 26:33-34)

H – 4  "Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear." (John 18:10)

I – 4  "And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!" (Matthew 27:29)

J – 1  "Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him." (Matthew 26:48-49)

K – 3  "Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver." (Matthew 26:14 & 15)

L – 1  "And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock…" (Matthew 27:60)

How did you do on these two fun quizzes?
Are you an Easter expert?
Be sure to let me know in the comments below!

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cindie snyder

Fun post! I did pretty well but I do need to bone up on some things.lol

Glynis

I didn’t do as well as I should have I’m afraid. I used to have such a great memory for trivia but it has definitely deteriorated! But thank you for this post.

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