KS3 RE Quiz - Christianity - A Place of Worship (Questions)

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.

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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?

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1. The preacher speaks from the .......
[ ] aisle
[ ] altar
[ ] organ
[ ] pulpit
2. Which of the following represents the table used at the Last Supper?
[ ] altar
[ ] choir
[ ] nave
[ ] porch
3. Baptisms take place at the .......
[ ] font
[ ] pulpit
[ ] sanctuary
[ ] vestry
4. All churches were originally built facing .......
[ ] east
[ ] north
[ ] south
[ ] west
5. The Bible is read aloud from the .......
[ ] aisle
[ ] altar
[ ] font
[ ] lectern
6. The basement of the church is known as the .......
[ ] crypt
[ ] gallery
[ ] pulpit
[ ] spire
7. The Last Supper is commemorated by drinking from a .......
[ ] bowl
[ ] chalice
[ ] mug
[ ] pot
8. The congregation sits in the .......
[ ] chancel
[ ] choir
[ ] narthex
[ ] nave
9. In Britain, churches were traditionally built in .......
[ ] a square shape
[ ] a cross shape
[ ] a T shape
[ ] an L shape
10. The term "church" really means .......
[ ] its buildings and graveyard
[ ] its buildings only
[ ] its group of believers
[ ] its sanctuary and altar
KS3 RE Quiz - Christianity - A Place of Worship (Answers)
1. The preacher speaks from the .......
[ ] aisle
[ ] altar
[ ] organ
[x] pulpit
The pulpit is raised up; everyone can see the speaker
2. Which of the following represents the table used at the Last Supper?
[x] altar
[ ] choir
[ ] nave
[ ] porch
The altar is also known as the communion table in some churches
3. Baptisms take place at the .......
[x] font
[ ] pulpit
[ ] sanctuary
[ ] vestry
The font is found at the entrance to the church to symbolise baptism as the beginning of Christian life
4. All churches were originally built facing .......
[x] east
[ ] north
[ ] south
[ ] west
Churches face east: to the rising sun and Jerusalem
5. The Bible is read aloud from the .......
[ ] aisle
[ ] altar
[ ] font
[x] lectern
A lectern is a reading desk
6. The basement of the church is known as the .......
[x] crypt
[ ] gallery
[ ] pulpit
[ ] spire
"Undercroft" is another term for "crypt"
7. The Last Supper is commemorated by drinking from a .......
[ ] bowl
[x] chalice
[ ] mug
[ ] pot
A chalice is a shared communion cup
8. The congregation sits in the .......
[ ] chancel
[ ] choir
[ ] narthex
[x] nave
The nave is the central part of the church
9. In Britain, churches were traditionally built in .......
[ ] a square shape
[x] a cross shape
[ ] a T shape
[ ] an L shape
This cross shape is most easily seen from the air
10. The term "church" really means .......
[ ] its buildings and graveyard
[ ] its buildings only
[x] its group of believers
[ ] its sanctuary and altar
Technically, the church is not the building but the people