KS3 RE Quiz - Christianity - Easter (Questions)

This KS3 RE quiz takes a look at Christianity and Easter. A Christian's thoughts turn to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. For anyone unfamiliar with Christian beliefs, but happy at the prospect of some bank holidays in the springtime, Easter would appear to be primarily concerned with egg hunts, chocolate and the Easter Bunny. Despite this rather non-serious appearance, Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar. But do you know what Easter marks and why it is central to the Christian faith?

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Easter is the culmination of Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday. During this week, Christians around the world imaginatively follow the events of Jesus's life, from his arrival in Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish festival, Passover, and his sharing of the Passover meal with his followers, to his execution on the cross and burial. Christians believe that Jesus, as both God and human, did not remain dead, but was resurrected (a Latin term meaning risen again). Christians believe that they - and all human beings - will be resurrected, too, when time itself comes to an end.

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1. Christians celebrate the Easter festival in .......
[ ] summer
[ ] autumn
[ ] winter
[ ] spring
2. Easter Sunday commemorates .......
[ ] Jesus' death
[ ] Jesus' entry into Jerusalem
[ ] Jesus' resurrection
[ ] Jesus' trial
3. The week leading up to Easter is known as .......
[ ] Christmas Week
[ ] Holy Week
[ ] Pentecost Week
[ ] Trinity Week
4. Easter Sunday marks the end of .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Christmas
[ ] Lent
[ ] Pentecost
5. Christian writings record that on Easter morning the empty tomb was discovered by .......
[ ] guards
[ ] Joseph of Arimathea
[ ] soldiers
[ ] women
6. According to Christian writings in the Bible, the visitors to the empty tomb were told that .......
[ ] guards had taken Jesus away
[ ] Jesus had been moved
[ ] Jesus had risen
[ ] Joseph of Arimathea had moved Jesus
7. Mary knew that the man speaking to her at the tomb was Jesus because .......
[ ] he spoke to her, calling her by name
[ ] he was the gardener
[ ] Peter said so
[ ] the tomb was empty
8. Good Friday is the day marking .......
[ ] when Jesus celebrated the Last Supper
[ ] when Jesus died on a cross
[ ] when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey
[ ] when Jesus rose again
9. Christians teach that Jesus' resurrection after three days .......
[ ] meant that he was the only person ever to come back to life
[ ] meant that he would be a man on Earth forever
[ ] was what he had told his disciples would happen
[ ] was what the people had expected
10. According to Christian writing in the Bible, on Easter Day Jesus also appeared to his followers .......
[ ] on the road to Bethlehem
[ ] on the road to Capernaum
[ ] on the road to Emmaus
[ ] on the road to Jericho
KS3 RE Quiz - Christianity - Easter (Answers)
1. Christians celebrate the Easter festival in .......
[ ] summer
[ ] autumn
[ ] winter
[x] spring
Easter dates vary each year within March and April. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, Easter falls in autumn
2. Easter Sunday commemorates .......
[ ] Jesus' death
[ ] Jesus' entry into Jerusalem
[x] Jesus' resurrection
[ ] Jesus' trial
Good Friday: crucifixion. Easter Sunday: resurrection
3. The week leading up to Easter is known as .......
[ ] Christmas Week
[x] Holy Week
[ ] Pentecost Week
[ ] Trinity Week
Holy Week includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
4. Easter Sunday marks the end of .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Christmas
[x] Lent
[ ] Pentecost
Lent lasts for 40 days, marking Jesus' 40 days fasting in the wilderness. Sundays are not considered part of Lent, so if you count from Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins, you will actually count 46 days!
5. Christian writings record that on Easter morning the empty tomb was discovered by .......
[ ] guards
[ ] Joseph of Arimathea
[ ] soldiers
[x] women
The Gospel of St Luke names Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary, mother of James, along with other women
6. According to Christian writings in the Bible, the visitors to the empty tomb were told that .......
[ ] guards had taken Jesus away
[ ] Jesus had been moved
[x] Jesus had risen
[ ] Joseph of Arimathea had moved Jesus
Two men in shining clothes said, "He is not here; He is risen"
7. Mary knew that the man speaking to her at the tomb was Jesus because .......
[x] he spoke to her, calling her by name
[ ] he was the gardener
[ ] Peter said so
[ ] the tomb was empty
Mary mistook Jesus for the gardener until he spoke
8. Good Friday is the day marking .......
[ ] when Jesus celebrated the Last Supper
[x] when Jesus died on a cross
[ ] when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey
[ ] when Jesus rose again
The crucifixion is remembered on Good Friday
9. Christians teach that Jesus' resurrection after three days .......
[ ] meant that he was the only person ever to come back to life
[ ] meant that he would be a man on Earth forever
[x] was what he had told his disciples would happen
[ ] was what the people had expected
Christians teach that Jesus raised Lazarus, Jairus' daughter and the widow of Nain's son, from the dead
10. According to Christian writing in the Bible, on Easter Day Jesus also appeared to his followers .......
[ ] on the road to Bethlehem
[ ] on the road to Capernaum
[x] on the road to Emmaus
[ ] on the road to Jericho
They recognised Jesus only when he broke bread with them