Easter Quiz

Rabbits, religion, and the White House Egg Roll -- take the Easter quiz!

Quiz

1. What does Mardi Gras have to do with Easter?

  • Mardi Gras is the first day of Lent.
  • Mardi Gras is the last day to indulge before Lent.
  • Mardi Gras has nothing to do with Easter.

2. What is the origin of the word "Easter"?

  • It was a sky deity associated with rain and agriculture.
  • It was the name of a spring goddess.
  • It was a mythical beast that was crucified by his herd.

3. What is the difference between a rabbit and a hare?

  • Rabbits are usually seen in the daytime.
  • Rabbits generally have shorter ears and legs than hares.
  • Rabbits are born covered with fur and with their eyes open.

4. Which President inaugurated the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll?

5. Where does the White House Easter Egg Roll take place?

  • Capitol Hill
  • The South Lawn
  • The West Wing

6. What species of lily is the Easter lily?

  • The white trumpet lily of Japan
  • The Canada lily of the East
  • The Humboldt's lily of the West

7. How is the date for Easter Sunday calculated?

  • The second Sunday following the harvest moon.
  • The first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
  • It is always on the second Sunday in April.

8. How many dates is Easter observed?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 1

9. What is the feature of Roman Catholic life that requires members to receive communion between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday?

  • Shrove Tuesday
  • The Easter duty
  • The penitence period

10. What is an Easter candle usually made of?

  • Beeswax
  • Vegetable wax
  • Tallow wax

1. What does Mardi Gras have to do with Easter?
Mardi Gras is the last day to indulge before Lent.

2. What is the origin of the word "Easter"?
It was the name of a spring goddess.

3. What is the difference between a rabbit and a hare?
Rabbits generally have shorter ears and legs than hares.

4. Which President inaugurated the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll?
Andrew Johnson

5. Where does the White House Easter Egg Roll take place?
The South Lawn

6. What species of lily is the Easter lily?
The white trumpet lily of Japan

7. How is the date for Easter Sunday calculated?
The first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

8. How many dates is Easter observed?
2

9. What is the feature of Roman Catholic life that requires members to receive communion between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday?
The Easter duty

10. What is an Easter candle usually made of?
Beeswax

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