KS1 RE Quiz - Special Days (Questions)

This Special Days RE quiz looks at religious dates and celebrations and asks KS1 children to answer questions about special days.

Many religions have special celebration days. Some dates you will know because you celebrate them or are off school but some may be new to you. See how much you know about these important dates.

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1. What date is Christmas?
[ ] 23rd December
[ ] 24th December
[ ] 25th December
[ ] 26th December
2. What day does Easter fall on?
[ ] Sunday
[ ] Monday
[ ] Tuesday
[ ] Wednesday
3. Diwali normally falls between which two months?
[ ] January and February
[ ] March and April
[ ] October and November
[ ] May and June
4. The date for Ramadan varies as it's on the ninth month of the Muslim year but what must all Muslims do during this time?
[ ] Fast
[ ] Run
[ ] Drink
[ ] Dance
5. Jewish people celebrate Passover but how long does it last?
[ ] 7 to 8 days
[ ] 32 to 33 days
[ ] 100 to 101 days
[ ] 999 to 1000 days
6. Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak's birthday on 15th April but which season is this?
[ ] Summer
[ ] Winter
[ ] Autumn
[ ] Spring
7. What must you do during Lent?
[ ] Eat chocolate
[ ] Give up something you enjoy
[ ] Only eat brown food
[ ] Give away your food
8. Holi is the festival of colours but which religious people celebrate this?
[ ] Hindus
[ ] Christians
[ ] Catholics
[ ] Buddhists
9. What do people do on Christmas day?
[ ] Climb Mount Everest
[ ] Go to the zoo
[ ] Give each other presents
[ ] Eat Easter eggs
10. Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha but the dates change each year. Why is this?
[ ] Because they aren't really sure which days they want to celebrate
[ ] Because it varies depending on weather
[ ] Because the dates are based on the Islamic calendar
[ ] Because they don't want to celebrate too near to Christmas
KS1 RE Quiz - Special Days (Answers)
1. What date is Christmas?
[ ] 23rd December
[ ] 24th December
[x] 25th December
[ ] 26th December
This is celebrated by many, especially Christians.
2. What day does Easter fall on?
[x] Sunday
[ ] Monday
[ ] Tuesday
[ ] Wednesday
The date varies but the day is always the same.
3. Diwali normally falls between which two months?
[ ] January and February
[ ] March and April
[x] October and November
[ ] May and June
The date varies as it depends on the Hindu calendar but it normally falls in the middle of these two months.
4. The date for Ramadan varies as it's on the ninth month of the Muslim year but what must all Muslims do during this time?
[x] Fast
[ ] Run
[ ] Drink
[ ] Dance
They are not allowed to eat during daylight hours.
5. Jewish people celebrate Passover but how long does it last?
[x] 7 to 8 days
[ ] 32 to 33 days
[ ] 100 to 101 days
[ ] 999 to 1000 days
Passover always happens in spring.
6. Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak's birthday on 15th April but which season is this?
[ ] Summer
[ ] Winter
[ ] Autumn
[x] Spring
He was born in 1469 - that's over five hundred years ago.
7. What must you do during Lent?
[ ] Eat chocolate
[x] Give up something you enjoy
[ ] Only eat brown food
[ ] Give away your food
This leads up to Easter, when you are finally allowed to eat or do the thing you'd given up.
8. Holi is the festival of colours but which religious people celebrate this?
[x] Hindus
[ ] Christians
[ ] Catholics
[ ] Buddhists
This is celebrated in spring when all the flowers are blooming and bright colours can be seen.
9. What do people do on Christmas day?
[ ] Climb Mount Everest
[ ] Go to the zoo
[x] Give each other presents
[ ] Eat Easter eggs
This represents the giving of gifts the three kings gave to Jesus.
10. Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha but the dates change each year. Why is this?
[ ] Because they aren't really sure which days they want to celebrate
[ ] Because it varies depending on weather
[x] Because the dates are based on the Islamic calendar
[ ] Because they don't want to celebrate too near to Christmas
This celebration lasts four days and means festival of sacrifice.