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Christianity - A Place of Worship
Churches were originally built facing East.

Christianity - A Place of Worship

This KS3 RE quiz takes a look at places of worship in Christiantiy. A number of religions have specific buildings devoted to worship. You might know how to recognise the features and symbols used in a mosque, a synagogue or a Hindu temple. Christian churches are designed both to be practical places where people may worship and buildings which express meaning through architecture.

Christianity is divided into many denominations, each with its own style and place of worship.

While churches in the UK were traditionally built to be cruciform, which means in the shape of a cross, churches built in more recent centuries have tended to resemble houses in shape, although being somewhat larger! Churches often have towers, or steeples, or steeples built atop towers and many cathedrals have domes. But what about the church "furniture"? Can you recognise an altar, pulpit, lectern or font? Where do baptisms take place? Or weddings? Where might you find a Bible?

1.
Which of the following represents the table used at the Last Supper?
altar
choir
nave
porch
The altar is also known as the communion table in some churches
2.
In Britain, churches were traditionally built in .......
a square shape
a cross shape
a T shape
an L shape
This cross shape is most easily seen from the air
3.
The basement of the church is known as the .......
crypt
gallery
pulpit
spire
"Undercroft" is another term for "crypt"
4.
Baptisms take place at the .......
font
pulpit
sanctuary
vestry
The font is found at the entrance to the church to symbolise baptism as the beginning of Christian life
5.
The Last Supper is commemorated by drinking from a .......
bowl
chalice
mug
pot
A chalice is a shared communion cup
6.
All churches were originally built facing .......
east
north
south
west
Churches face east: to the rising sun and Jerusalem
7.
The term "church" really means .......
its buildings and graveyard
its buildings only
its group of believers
its sanctuary and altar
Technically, the church is not the building but the people
8.
The congregation sits in the .......
chancel
choir
narthex
nave
The nave is the central part of the church
9.
The preacher speaks from the .......
aisle
altar
organ
pulpit
The pulpit is raised up; everyone can see the speaker
10.
The Bible is read aloud from the .......
aisle
altar
font
lectern
A lectern is a reading desk
Author:  Sheri Smith

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