KS3 RE Quiz - Christianity - Seasons and Festivals (Questions)

This KS3 RE quiz takes a look at Christianity, specifically the seasons and festivals. Like many other religions, Christianity observes both holy days, also known as feasts or festivals, and fasts. Observations which continue over a period of days are known as "seasons". So, similarly to the way the year is divided into the natural seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter, the Christian year is divided into special times and seasons. Two of the most well-known seasons are Advent and Lent, both of which are times of prayer and fasting for Christians. Advent takes place for four weeks before Christmas and Lent takes place for forty days before Easter. Easter and Christmas are both feasts - or festivals - and seasons which last more than one day, with the Christmas season being twelve days, ending with Epiphany, and Easter fifty, ending with Pentecost. Many Christians observe saints' days throughout the year, as well as celebrating the events of Jesus's life, such as his baptism.

1. Jesus's time in the wilderness is remembered in .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Easter
[ ] Holy Week
[ ] Lent
2. Jesus's death is remembered on .......
[ ] Ascension Day
[ ] Easter Monday
[ ] Good Friday
[ ] Palm Sunday
3. Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on .......
[ ] Ascension Day
[ ] Christmas Day
[ ] Good Friday
[ ] Maundy Thursday
4. The visit of the Wise Men (Magi) is also known as .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Christmas
[ ] Epiphany
[ ] Lent
5. This day marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus's Apostles and followers .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Easter
[ ] Epiphany
[ ] Pentecost
6. Christians prepare for the coming of Christ during .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Easter
[ ] Epiphany
[ ] Lent
7. Christians remember Jesus's entry into Jerusalem on .......
[ ] Ascension Day
[ ] Ash Wednesday
[ ] Palm Sunday
[ ] Shrove Tuesday
8. The Last Supper is remembered on .......
[ ] Ash Wednesday
[ ] Good Friday
[ ] Maundy Thursday
[ ] Shrove Tuesday
9. Jesus's resurrection is celebrated on .......
[ ] Ash Wednesday
[ ] Palm Sunday
[ ] Easter Sunday
[ ] Shrove Tuesday
10. Jesus's return to heaven is celebrated on .......
[ ] Ascension Day
[ ] Christmas Day
[ ] Easter Monday
[ ] Good Friday
KS3 RE Quiz - Christianity - Seasons and Festivals (Answers)
1. Jesus's time in the wilderness is remembered in .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Easter
[ ] Holy Week
[x] Lent
Shrove Tuesday pancakes are eaten on the last day before the Lenten fast
2. Jesus's death is remembered on .......
[ ] Ascension Day
[ ] Easter Monday
[x] Good Friday
[ ] Palm Sunday
Good Friday is the name of the day chosen to remember Jesus's crucifixion
3. Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on .......
[ ] Ascension Day
[x] Christmas Day
[ ] Good Friday
[ ] Maundy Thursday
Many Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25th
4. The visit of the Wise Men (Magi) is also known as .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Christmas
[x] Epiphany
[ ] Lent
Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th
5. This day marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus's Apostles and followers .......
[ ] Advent
[ ] Easter
[ ] Epiphany
[x] Pentecost
Pentecost occurs 50 days after Easter
6. Christians prepare for the coming of Christ during .......
[x] Advent
[ ] Easter
[ ] Epiphany
[ ] Lent
"Advent" is a Latin word and means "He is coming"
7. Christians remember Jesus's entry into Jerusalem on .......
[ ] Ascension Day
[ ] Ash Wednesday
[x] Palm Sunday
[ ] Shrove Tuesday
The crowds made a royal carpet of palm branches
8. The Last Supper is remembered on .......
[ ] Ash Wednesday
[ ] Good Friday
[x] Maundy Thursday
[ ] Shrove Tuesday
Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday
9. Jesus's resurrection is celebrated on .......
[ ] Ash Wednesday
[ ] Palm Sunday
[x] Easter Sunday
[ ] Shrove Tuesday
The word "Paschal" is the adjective related to Easter
10. Jesus's return to heaven is celebrated on .......
[x] Ascension Day
[ ] Christmas Day
[ ] Easter Monday
[ ] Good Friday
"Ascend" means "to go up"