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Easter Quiz

Can you name these facts related to the Christian celebration of Easter?
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Last updated: December 30, 2018
First submittedApril 7, 2012
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The 40-day period before Easter
Lent
The day that period begins
Ash Wednesday
The day just before
Fat Tuesday
The above day in the UK
Shrove Tuesday
The Friday before Easter
Good Friday
The Sunday one week before Easter
Palm Sunday
The entire week before Easter
Holy Week
Jewish holiday that occurs around the same time as Easter
Passover
Name for a dramatic representation of Jesus's suffering
Passion Play
Person who betrayed Jesus for silver
Judas Iscariot
Roman prefect who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus
Pontius Pilate
Person who denied Jesus three times
Peter
What Jesus's crown was made of
Thorns
Hill on which Jesus was crucified
Calvary
The first thing Jesus said on the cross: "Father, _______ ____, for they
know not what they do"
Forgive Them
Another thing that Jesus said, which has led to many different interpretations:
"My God, my God, why hast thou ________ ___"?
Forsaken Me
Person who found Jesus's tomb to be empty
Mary Magdalene
Person who doubted Jesus's resurrection
Thomas
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level 32
Apr 7, 2012
Thomas doubted Jesus' resurrection, not his wounds.
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level ∞
Apr 7, 2012
Changed the quiz. Although, he did also doubt the wounds!
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level 16
Apr 7, 2012
spelled pilate wrong...
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level 71
Feb 12, 2019
Same here... Could only remember his name in Latin. Should be accepted IMO. Greek also, which is almost the same.
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level 57
Apr 7, 2012
Got them all with 3:02 left. Happy Easter everyone!
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level 43
Apr 7, 2012
agree with katiclement
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level 47
Apr 7, 2012
@katiclement You are very right. He only believed when he saw his wounds and stuck his hands in them. He would not believe until he saw. Anyway, 14/16 just missed Shrove Tuesday.
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level 44
Apr 7, 2012
i also agree with katiclement
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level 47
Apr 8, 2012
The spelling issue on Pilate will cause the same problem people keep having with "Pittsburg" with the next answer being wrong because of the h being in front of it As I type this even the spell checker is telling me Pittsburg is spelled wrong as it is with Pilat.
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level 33
Apr 8, 2012
100% - Happy Resurrection Day!
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level 77
Aug 26, 2017
it's my favorite zombie-related holiday after Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos.
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level 78
Dec 9, 2014
"Golgotha" could also be accepted for "Calvary".
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level ∞
Dec 9, 2014
That will work now.
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level 50
Apr 21, 2019
No it does not work!
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level 58
Mar 28, 2015
Thanks for this, because I forgot Calvary, but then I saw it and it reminded me that in Pawn Stars (and probably other programs too if it comes up) when they look at merchandise to do with the US Cavalry, Rick keeps calling it Calvary stuff (like Calvary boots or a Calvary rifle). Makes me wince every time!
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level 13
Feb 25, 2015
YES
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level 76
Mar 27, 2015
I would bet that the majority of Americans are at least as familiar with the French term - Mardi Gras - as they are with the English term, Fat Tuesday.
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level 68
Apr 21, 2019
And the majority of New Zealanders, including me, have never heard of 'fat tuesday' It's called 'Shrove Tuesday' here.
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level 67
Apr 21, 2019
So too in England!
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level 77
Mar 27, 2015
I didn't know the name of the hill but I've visited the spot where it allegedly was.
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level 77
Apr 21, 2019
got it this time, though.
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level 66
Apr 21, 2019
You visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, or the 'alternative location', the garden outside of the Old City? I'd personally recommend anyone going to Jerusalem to visit that last one as well. It's a lovely place, and there's a genuine 1st century grave. It might well not have been *the* place where it happened, but it's a great impression of how a grave from that era looked, without a complete church built around it.
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level 77
Apr 21, 2019
it's hard keeping track of all the different conflicting (likely all equally wrong) alleged sites of events in the Jesus myth. I wasn't aware of the Garden Tomb until you mentioned it, though looking at its location on Google Maps I see that it's right next to the Falafel King where I ate several times. I visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre multiple times, and also the alleged tomb of the virgin Mary and other burial sites. Including the "Tomb of King David" which we know was actually the tomb of some wealthy Roman woman.
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level 64
Dec 1, 2017
Wow! Thanks for accepting "Golgotha"!
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level 36
Jun 13, 2018
I didn't get pontius pilate but I put pilate it should be taken as the correct answer
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level 74
Nov 29, 2018
Pilate is accepted
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level 76
Dec 31, 2018
17/18. Never heard of "Holy Week" in three decades in Protestant churches. Is it a Catholic/Anglican thing?
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level 77
Apr 21, 2019
pretty much yeah
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level 68
Apr 21, 2019
How is Good Friday 'before Easter'? it's the first day of Easter
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level 62
Apr 21, 2019
Easter Sunday is the first day of Easter.
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level 63
Apr 21, 2019
Anyway else got the song chop sue in their head now too? As soon as forsaken entered my mind..
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level 40
Apr 24, 2019
I didn't, but I do now. :)
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level 50
Apr 21, 2019
Not entirely sure just Mary should be acceptable for Mary Magdelene since "Mary" always refers to a different individual in the Bible.
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level 70
Apr 22, 2019
There were actually several Marys in the gospels and two that had gone to the tomb on the third day. Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James and Salome (Gospel of Mark) had all gone to the tomb.
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level 36
Apr 21, 2019
I got 7/18. Pretty good for a Jew, I'd say.
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level 48
Apr 22, 2019
I applaud you!
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level 77
Apr 22, 2019
mazel tov
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level 65
Apr 26, 2019
What translation are you using on the third-last one? I've always heard "why have you abandoned me?" Seems like that should be accepted.