QUIZ: 'Nun of the Above' : April 4, 2012
A quiz on Holy Week and Easter
By Peter Westhoff
A quiz on Catholic things under the patronage of the “Doctor of Prayer,” St. Teresa of Avila. For each question there is one right answer. Each quiz will have one question that is answered with “E” for NOTA, which stands for “None of the Above.”
Today our questions take us from Holy Thursday to the Easter Vigil.
1. What other name is given to Holy Thursday?
A. Maundy Thursday
B. Spy Thursday
C. Good Thursday
D. Chrism Thursday
2. The acronym “INRI” appears on crucifixes. What does the “R” stand for when rendered in English?
3. The INRI is an abbreviation for one of the three languages Pilate had Jesus’ title/accusation written in. Which of these is not one of the languages?
4. The most famous representation of the pieta is in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. What kind of art is it and who is its maker?
A. sculpture by Michelangelo
B. painting by Giotto
C. carving by unknown artist
D. stained glass by the Fuller’s Guild
5. “Felix culpa”— “O Happy Fault” are words that are sung during the Exsultet at the Easter Vigil. What do these words refer to?
A. Pilate’s condemnation of Jesus
B. Judas’ betrayal
C. The Egyptians chariots and charioteers demise
D. Adam’s sin
6. At the chrism Mass the three holy oils are blessed. What are the components of holy chrism, the oil used at baptisms, confirmations, ordinations and church dedications?
A. resin and water
B. olive oil and balm
C. myrrh and aloe
D. honey and coconut milk
7. Which apostle do we know witnessed the Sacrifice of Calvary anticipated at the Last Supper; the historical event of the crucifixion and the Sacrifice of Calvary re-presented at Mass?
A. St. Peter
B. St. James the Greater
C. St. John
D. St. Matthew
8. What triggered Peter’s weeping for his denials?
A. the fire dying out at which he had been warming him self
B. the voice of Caiphas
C. a clap of thunder
D. seeing his brother Andrew
9. Of the Seven Last Words, which is rendered in English in just two words?
A. “Father, forgive”
B. “Amen, amen”
C. “Woman, behold”
D. “I thirst”
10. Which of these was not typical of Roman punishment?
B. crowning with thorns
C. stripping of garments
1. A, 2. C (The “R” stands for rex in Latin), 3. C, 4. A, 5. D, 6. B, 7. C, 8. E (It was the crowing of a rooster), 9. D, 10. B