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What day is Easter celebrated?
Where does the name Easter come from?
- An Anglo-Saxon goddess called Eastre
- A saint from the sixth century
- An old word for East Star
On Palm Sunday, Christians celebrate the day that ....
- Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and was greeted by cheering crowd
- Jesus sheltered under a palm tree during a thunderstorm
- Jesus fed 5,000 people
How long is Lent is western churches?
- 21 days
- 30 days
- 40 days
- 49 days
Why do we have eggs at Easter?
- Jesus liked eggs
- They taste nice
- They are a symbol of rebirth
- The are a symbole of sadness as they look like a tear drop.
The night before his death, Jesus finished the Passover meal with disciples
- by sharing bread and water
- by sharing bread and wine
- by sharing toast and jam
What traditionally happened on Ash Wednesday?
- People put ash on their foreheads
- Fireplaces were cleaned out in time for Easter
- People wash themselves with ashes from a fire
- Fires are lit all over the world to celebrate Jesus' time in the Wilderness
What does Shrove Tuesday have to do with Easter?
- Shrove Tuesday is the first day of Lent
- Shrove Tuesday is the last day to indulge before Lent.
- Shrove Tuesday is the first day of Advent
- Shrove Tuesday is the end of Lent
Lent is the time of ....
- Abstinence (of giving things up)
Which of the following has nothing to do with Shrove Tuesday?
- Lean Tuesday
- Fat Tuesday
- Mardi Gras
- Pancake Day
The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made
- by monks in a monastry in London
- in Jerusalem and flown over to England
- by burning paper crosses
- by burning palm crosses which have been saved from Palm Sunday last year.
During Lent Christians remember the time Jesus spent
- in the Garden of Gethsemane
- in the Wilderness
- teaching his disciples
- up Mount Olive