Catholic Trivia Quiz
How well do you know your Church? Test your knowledge in every issue of the Southern Cross magazine –
1. Which religious order does Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg belong to?
a) Dominicans b) Oblates of Mary Immaculate c) Salesians of Don Bosco
2. On what kind of tree did Zaccheus sit in Jericho to see Jesus?
a) Acacia b) Cedar c) Sycamore
3. Whom did actress Monica Bellucci portray in the 2003 film The Passion of the Christ?
a) Blessed Virgin Mary b) Mary Magdalene c) Veronica
4. What do we say after “Glory to God in the highest”?
a) Amen b) And peace to his people on earth c) Hosanna in the highest
5. Which of these is not a major basilica in Rome?
a) St Lawrence b) St John Lateran c) St Peter
6. Who is the patron saint of waiters?
a) St Anthony b) St Martha c) St Martin de Porres
7. Who was the first pope to speak on radio?
a) Benedict XV b) Pius XI c) Pius XII
8. Whose visions helped popularise the devotion to the brown scapular?
a) St Anthony Claret b) St Louis de Montfort c) St Simon Stock
9. In which province is the tomb and shrine of Bl Benedict Daswa?
a) KwaZulu-Natal b) Limpopo c) Mpumalanga
10. Which Old Testament book tells the story of David and Goliath?
a) 1 Chronicles b) 1 Kings c) 1 Samuel
11. Which of these is not one of the Stations of the Cross?
a) Jesus addresses the grieving women b) Jesus entrusts his mother to John c) Jesus falls for the third time
12. Which Gospel is the shortest?
a) Mark b) Matthew c) John
The Catholic Trivia Quiz is published in every issue of The Southern Cross magazine – this one is from the March 2021 issue.
Answers: 1. b) Oblates of Mary Immaculate; 2. c) Sycamore; 3. b) Mary Magdalene; 4. b) And peace to his people on earth; 5. a) St Lawrence; 6. b) St Martha; 7. b) Pius XI; 8. c) St Simon Stock; 9. b) Limpopo; 10. c) 1 Samuel; 11. b) Jesus entrusts his mother to John; 12. a) Mark
Subscribe to receive more content like this. There is a range of options – 3,6,12 months and print, digital or a combination subscription to both (for the same price!). Order latest editions or back-copies at R30 (plus R12 p&p) from firstname.lastname@example.org, or order online for your parish