Catholic Trivia Quiz
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1 Parts of which modern-day country did St Thomas evangelise?
a) Armenia b) Ethiopia c) India
2 In which present-day diocese was the Sacred Heart Sodality of South Africa founded?
a) Kokstad b) Mariannhill c) Umzimkulu
3 In a series of movies, which priest did battle with the communist mayor of an Italian village?
a) Don Camillo b) Don Candido c) Don Carmine
4 Which is the Bible’s shortest book?
a) Daniel b) Obadiah c) Wisdom
5 Which devotion can we trace to St Catherine Labouré?
a) Eucharistic Adoration b) Miraculous Medal c) Sacred Heart
6 Who is the patron saint of football players?
a) Allucio of Campugliano b) Luigi Scrosoppi c) Vitalis of Assisi
7 In which Italian city would we find Leonardo da Vinci’s original “The Last Supper”?
a) Florence b) Milan c) Venice
8 To which order does Bishop Vincent Zungu of Port Elizabeth belong?
a) Franciscans b) Oblates of Mary Immaculate c) Salesians
9 Which pope’s Italian civil name translates as “Jimmy Church”?
a) Leo XIII b) Pius X c) Benedict XV
10 Which of these contemporary pop stars is not a Catholic?
a) Billie Eilish b) Lana del Rey c) Taylor Swift
11 What is the formal name for the first part of the Mass?
a) Greetings of the Presider b) Liturgy of the Word c) Prayers of the Faithful
12 Which Gospel tells the parable of the Prodigal Son?
a) Matthew b) Luke c) John
1. c) India; 2. c) Umzimkulu (at Centecow); 3. a) Don Camillo; 4. b) Obadiah (just 21 verses); 5. b) Miraculous Medal; 6. b) St Luigi Scrosoppi; 7. b) Milan; 8. a) Franciscans (Order of Friars Minor); 9. c) Benedict XV (Giacomo – or James – Chiesa); 10. a) Billie Eilish; 11. b) Liturgy of the Word; 12. b) Luke
This quiz was first published in the April, 2021 issue of the Southern Cross magazine
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