Background & origins
Common Beliefs
Sacred Texts
Rituals, Symbols, Festivals & Celebrations
Sacred Places & Community Centres / Important Leaders & Groups

100

The prophet who Baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 

Who is John the Baptiste?

100

A statement of beliefs universally accepted by Christianity today. It outlines the basic beliefs shared by most Christians. 

What is the Nicene Creed?

100

A record of revelations, or promises of delivery or salvation, made by God to his people. Divided in two sections. The former is the Judaism tradition of the law and the prophets, while the latter is the Christian tradition of the apostles.

What is the Bible?

100

Name the 7 sacraments. 

Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Ordination, Matrimony, Anointing of the Sick. 

100

Name sacred Christian Places in the world. 

The Church, Bethlehem, Jerusalem (the Church of the Holy Sepulchre), Rome, Constantinople, Lourdes.

200

He betrayed Jesus by telling the Jewish authorities where he was: praying in the Olive Garden; where he got arrested. 

Who is Judas?

200

What are the 6 beliefs/themes expressed in the Nicene Creed?

Creation, God, The holy Trinity, The Holy Spirit, Salvation and Eternal Life, The Last Judgement. 

200

The biographically and theologically story of Jesus told by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

What are the Gospels

200

Name 4 Christian Symbols or Icon. 

The cross, Chi Rho, The fish, Realistic-looking images, status, religious images depicting scenes from the life of Jesus, stained glass.

200

Name the members of the clergy.

Deacons, Priests, Bishops, Monks, Nuns. 

300

He legalized Christianity and was the first of many Christian rulers of the Roman Empire.

Who is Constantine?

300

How did Jesus treat women? 

Jesus interacted frequently with women in his public life, treating them with high regard. He protected and took them into his confidence, revealing his purpose on earth to them. Women, such as, Mary of Magdala, were some of Jesus’ most faithful disciples.

300

A section in the Bible reports on the spread of Christianity after Jesus’ death and resurrection. 

What are the Acts of the Apostles?

300

The changing of bread and wine into the substance of the body and blood of Christ during Holy Communion

What is Transubstantiation?

300

The five main denomination of Christianity?

Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant. (Each of these five branches is further subdivided).

400

A period in the Roman Empire when Christianity spread easily because the Roman emperor was tolerant of different religions and cultures. (Besides the few emperors who opposed the new religion sometimes persecuted Christians). 

What is Pax Romana

400

What was the position of women in early Christianity?

Although Jesus brought a message of equality among the faithful, the Church grew in societies that were largely dominated by men with most women confined to domestic roles as obedient wives and mothers.

400

a) How many books make up the entire Bible? 

b) How many books make up the New Testament? 

c) Which of the gospels is considered the oldest of the Gospels?

b) Which of the gospels markedly differs from the others in that it does not tell the story of Jesus biographically, but theologically?

a) 66

b) 27

c) Gospel of Mark

d) Gospel of John

400

What is a Christian Ritual? 

Name as many as you know. 

A ritual is a formal, established act and/or ceremony through which believers worship their deity.

Prayers, Scripture readings, the singing of psalms from the First Testament, the consecration of bread and wine, Communion, and the collection of offerings for the poor. 

400

A first division occurred as the Christian Church split into two branches: the Eastern Orthodox, centered on the universal patriarch in Constantinople, and the Western Church, focused upon the pope in Rome.

What is the Great East-West Schism?

500

Who is St Paul? What was his significance for the early Church?

Saul/Paul/St Paul was an early missionary. He actively carried Christianity across the eastern corner of the Roman Empire. Paul spread Christianity to Cyprus, Asia Minor, Macedonia, and Greece. He was so important to the development of Christianity that he is sometimes referred to as an apostle even though he was not one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus.

500

What is the position of women in the Church and/or in society today?

Modern Christianity is more open to the equality of women. Today there are ordained female ministers in most Protestant Churches. The Salvation Army was the first Christian Church to recognize full status for women in its ministry, possibly because it was co-founded by a married couple. 

500

A section in the bible that contains letters written by early Christians. 

And another section which contains what some believe to be prophecies about future events. 

What are the Epistles and the book of Revelation?

500

What is a Christian Festival? 

Name as many as you know. 

A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion. These Festivals are Christian's cycle of holy days.

Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy week (Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday), Saints’ Days (different around the world: St. Patrick in Ireland; St. Andrew in Scotland; St. Cyril in Slovakia. In Canada: John the Baptist – a traditional holiday in Quebec; The Virgin Mary and St. Joseph.

500

Church leader in Constantinople?

Church leader in Rome?

The Eastern Orthodox, centered on the universal patriarch in Constantinople. 

The Western Church, focused upon the pope in Rome.