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  1. Which symbol was adopted by early Christians as their secret symbol?
  2. Which Christian festival held on 2 February commemorates the purification of the Virgin Mary?
  3. Which Clerical Directory is the authoritative directory of Anglican clergy and churches in the UK and Ireland?
  4. What name is given to the period of forty days before Easter?
  5. What name is used for the Christian festival of Pentecost?
  6. Who was born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone in 1181?

  7. Which small French town rose to prominence in 1858 due to the Marian apparitions claimed to have been seen by a peasant girl named Bernadette?
  8. By what name are the Mormons also well known?
  9. Name the fourth largest Christian Church in the UK, after the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches, and the Church of Scotland?
  10. Which pope was the first to visit Britain?
  11. What is the practise of tonsure?
  12. Who was the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland?
  13. What is the proper name for the Quakers?
  14. The Society of Jesus is a religious order founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1540 - what are its members called?
  15. The Ninety-five Theses was written by which professor of moral theology at the University of Wittenberg?
  16. The Coptic Orthodox Church is the largest Christian body in which country?
  17. What was founded by Mary Baker Eddy?
  18. Which evangelical Christian association has the primary activity of distributing free copies of the Bible?
  19. Which Roman Emperor made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire?
  20. Who is considered to be the first-recorded British Christian martyr?
  21. What is the name of the length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man which some claim to be the image of Jesus of Nazareth?
  22. Why did Elizabeth Seton become famous in 1975?
  23. Which Catholic religious order are officially known as the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance?
  24. What name is given to the governing body of the Church of England which replaced the Church Assembly in 1970?
  25. Which three objects refer to a Latin Christian method of excommunication?


  1. The fish
  2. Candlemas
  3. Crockford's
  4. Lent
  5. Whitsun
  6. Francis of Assisi
  7. Lourdes
  8. Latter Day Saints
  9. The Methodist Church
  10. John Paul II (1982)
  11. Shaving some or all of the hair on the scalp
  12. John Knox
  13. The Society of Friends
  14. Jesuits
  15. Martin Luther (in 1517)
  16. Egypt
  17. Christian Science
  18. Gideons or (The Gideons International)
  19. Constantine
  20. Saint Alban
  21. Turin Shroud
  22. She becomes first American-born saint
  23. Trappists

  24. General Synod
  25. Bell, book, and candle