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Easter Quiz Questions

  1. Who plays Hannah Brown in the 1948 American musical film Easter Parade?
  2. Where is the venue of the most famous Easter egg roll in the world?
  3. Easter Island belongs to which country?
  4. What is the Sunday before Easter called?



  5. In 1873 which company introduced the first chocolate Easter egg in Britain?
  6. Which governor of the Roman province of Judaea presided over the trial of Jesus?
  7. Which poet wrote the poem Easter, 1916? (It describes the poet's emotions regarding the events of the 1916 Easter Rising.)
  8. Which light fruit cake, with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, is traditionally eaten during the Easter period?
  9. What was the name of the hill where Jesus was crucified?
  10. The Saturday before Palm Sunday is named after which biblical character?
  11. At the Last Supper, which food did Jesus liken to his body?
  12. Which Russian jewellery firm is famed for designing elaborate jewel-encrusted eggs?
  13. On what Christian holy day are hot cross buns traditionally eaten?
  14. How many pieces of silver did Judas trade the life of Jesus for?
  15. What was Simon of Cyrene made to do by the Romans?
  16. Who directed the 2004 American biblical drama The Passion of the Christ?
  17. Nick Easter is a former professional sportsman in which sport?
  18. Which Christian holy day of prayer and fasting falls on the first day of Lent?
  19. At Easter, the British monarch distributes small silver coins known as what?
  20. A sign was affixed to the top of the cross stating "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" which according to the Gospel of John was written in which three different languages?



Answers:

  1. Judy Garland
  2. The White House
  3. Chile
  4. Palm Sunday
  5. Fry's (J.S. Fry & Sons)
  6. Pontius Pilate
  7. W. B. Yeats
  8. Simnel cake
  9. Calvary, or Golgotha
  10. Lazarus Saturday
  11. Bread
  12. Faberge
  13. Good Friday
  14. 30 pieces of silver
  15. Carry the cross for Jesus
  16. Mel Gibson
  17. Rugby
  18. Ash Wednesday
  19. Maundy money (distributed on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday)
  20. Hebrew, Latin and Greek











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