Thursday, January 17, 2013

Trivia: Easter

Here's the smorgasbord of trivia about Easter that I used for Grass Lake youth last Easter. Again a big hit, and it covers secular, church, and scriptural facts. Enjoy!

1. Where did the name “Easter” originate?
A.The Anglo-Saxon goddess of hares and eggs 
B.The Greek word meaning “resurrection”
C.The food eaten by the disciples when they first met Jesus after his resurrection
D.The embalming fluids the women brought to Jesus’s grave on the third day


2. What is a female rabbit called?
A.Hare
B.Nothing special—it’s just a rabbit
C.Femmie
D.Doe


3. What is the official Easter flower?

A.Dandelions
B.Calla lilies
C.White lilies
D.Tulips




4. How tall was the biggest Easter egg ever made?

A.50 feet
B.10 feet
C.25 feet
D.5 feet


5. Orthodox Grecians paint their eggs in the color ______ to symbolize ______.
A.Green; new life
B.Purple; royalty
C.Red; the blood of Christ
D.Gold; wealth and prosperity


6. What is the tradition of egg painting called?
A.Pysanka
B.Faberge
C.Quizas
D.Klingon


7. In what year did jellybeans become an Easter tradition?

A.1904
B.1814
C.1953
D.1930

8. Who rolled away the stone at Jesus’s tomb?
A.Mary and Joanna
B.Peter and John
C.An angel
D.Jesus


9. How many days make up Lent?

A.7
B.40
C.12
D.42


10. Who asked for Jesus’s body so they could bury it?

A.His father Joseph
B.The disciple John
C.Mary Magdalene
D.Joseph of Arimathea

11.  What year did the White House egg roll originate?

A.1903
B.1942
C.2000
D.1878

12. What are the traditional Easter colors?

A.Green and purple
B.Yellow and green
C.Purple and yellow
D.Blue and pink


13. What type of bread is associated with Easter?
A.Hot cross buns
B.Pita bread
C.Sourdough bread
D.Unleavened bread


14.  What percent of Americans eat the ears first on their chocolate bunnies?

A.34
B.52
C.98
D.76

15. What was Osterhase?
A.The house in which the first Easter celebration was held
B.The name of the German Easter bunny
C.The orphanage the Easter bunny traditionally went to every year
D.The Easter equivalent of gingerbread houses



I hope you enjoyed it and learned something new!  More to come soon.
God's blessings!

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