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    Default Easter Quiz #1

    The answers to the St. Patrick's Day trivia are posted at the end of that quiz.

    This is the 1st Easter Trivia Quiz, you have until March 29, 2011 at 9pm BC time to send me your answers in a private message - good luck everyone.
    Easter Trivia Quiz #1
    1. Eggs dyed which color were once given to children on Easter Sunday in the belief that they would protect them from bad luck throughout the following year?
    a) Red

    b) Blue
    c) Yellow
    d) Green

    2. In some countries, Shrove Tuesday is celebrated by preparing a particular dish made with ingredients that Christians are not allowed to consume during Lent. What is it?

    a) Porridge
    b) Pancakes
    c) Ham and eggs
    d) Lamb stew

    3. How many days are there in the Lenten season, the period of penance and fasting preceding Easter Sunday?

    a) Thirty-three
    b) Forty
    c) Forty-four
    d) Forty-six

    4. In England, hot cross buns are traditional fare on Good Friday. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that breads and buns baked on Good Friday would never go moldy, and buns baked on this date possessed certain magical properties. They were kept as a talisman from one Good Friday to the next because people thought they would ...

    a) Ward off fires.
    b) Keep rats out of the grain
    c) Protect from shipwreck
    d) All of the above

    5. The tradition of the Easter Bunny, a rabbit who lays colored eggs for children to find Easter morning, began in which European country?

    a) France
    b) England
    c) Spain
    d) Germany

    6. In Australia, rabbits are viewed as pests because of the extensive damage they have caused to land, crops and vegetation. Australians prefer to use another animal which is native to the continent as a symbol of Easter. What is it?

    a) The bilby.
    b) The kangaroo.
    c) The wallaby.
    d) The bandicoot.

    7. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that certain activities should never be performed on Good Friday as they would bring bad luck. Which of the following tasks were to be avoided on Good Friday?

    a) Cutting one's hair
    b) Doing laundry
    c) Preparing food
    d) All of the above.

    8. In some European countries, it is traditional to have large bonfires on Easter Eve. What is burned at these fires?

    a) Palms from the previous year
    b) Old Christmas trees
    c) Old clothes
    d) Effigies of Judas Iscariot

    9. At Maundy Thursday church services in some countries, priests will perform what task in remembrance of what Jesus did at the Last Supper?

    a) Wash the feet of Church go-ers.
    b) Distribute coins to the poor.
    c) Bless the bread and the wine.
    d) Wash his hands.

    10. Where did the name Easter come from?

    a) The direction the sun rises.
    b) A pagan goddess.
    c) The country of Austria.
    d) Queen Esther.

    11. In the Middle Ages in England, servants were given the day off on Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. Many of them would return home on that day to visit their mothers. It was the tradition at the time for servant girls to prepare which food to bring along as a gift?

    a) Lamb
    b) Ham
    c) Simnel cake
    d) Easter eggs

    Answers to Quiz #1
    1. red
    2. pancakes
    3. forty-four
    4. all of the above
    5. Germany
    6. The bilby
    7. Doing laundry
    8. Effigies of Judas Iscariot
    9. Wash the feet of Church go-ers.
    10. A pagan goddess.
    11. Simnel cake
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