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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Quiz of the Day, December 2018

Quiz of the Day, December 9, 2018

Which of the following words would be fit the meaning of repentance?

a. penance
b. education
c. piety
d. ritual

Quiz of the Day, December 8, 2018

To which church did St. Paul write to address the concern that members have about the fate of people who predeceased the return of Christ?

a. Corinthian
b. Thessalonian
c. Philippian
d. Galatian

Quiz of the Day, December 7, 2018

Which saint was chosen to be bishop before he was even baptized?

a. Clement I
b. Ambrose
c. Basil the Great
d. Athanasius

Quiz of the Day, December 6, 2018

Santa Claus is derived from whom?

a. Nicolas of Cusa
b. Pope Nicolas I
c. Pope Nicolas II
d. Nicholas of Myra

Quiz of the Day, December 5, 2018

Which of the following is not true regarding Clement of Alexandria?

a. he knew the apostle Peter
b. Origen and Alexander of Jerusalem were his pupils
c. he believe Plato gained knowledge from the Egyptians
d. he confronted what has come to be called Gnosticism

Quiz of the Day, December 4, 2018

John of Damascus is not known for which of the following?

a. being an iconoclast
b. supporting the Assumption of Mary
c. serving an Islamic Caliph
d. was in favor of icons and their devotional significance

Quiz of the Day, December 3, 2018

Who was a co-founder of the Jesuits who was a successful missionary to Asia while riding the coat tails of Portuguese colonial power?

a. Alfonso Salmeron
b. Francis Xavier
c. Ignatius Loyola
d. Peter Faber

Quiz of the Day, December 2, 2018

The writer of the Epistle of Peter wrote that for the Lord, one day is like a thousand day and thousand days are like one day.  Where in Hebrew Scriptures can this exact saying be found?

a. Proverbs
b. Psalms
c. Isaiah
d. Jeremiah

Quiz of the Day, December 1, 2018

What writer immortalized Nicolas Ferrar's community of Little Gidding as a place "where prayers have been valid?"

a. C.S. Lewis
b. G.K. Chesterton
c. Charles Williams
d. T. S. Eliot

Friday, November 30, 2018

Quiz of the Day, November 2018

Quiz of the Day, November 30, 2018

Why is Andrew the patron saint of Scotland?

a. legends say he made a trip there
b. an ancient king invoked Andrew's intercession in a battle against the Angles
c. It came from a Robert Burns haggis ceremony
d. Scottish crusaders invoked the name of St. Andrew

Quiz of the Day, November 29, 2018

The Advent Wreath tradition originally began in which Christian Church?

a. Baptist
b. Anglican
c. Catholic
d. Lutheran

Quiz of the Day, November 28, 2018

From where would the most recent monarch saints on the Episcopal Calendar of Saints come?

a. Hungary
b. France
c. Germany 
d. Hawaii

Quiz of the Day, November 27, 2018

In the imagery of Zechariah, Favor and Unity are the names of what?

a. Israel and Judah
b. Sheep and Shepherd
c. two different staffs of a shepherd
d. Sheep spared, sheep destroyed

Quiz of the Day, November 26, 2018

Who wrote the words for the Christmas carol, "Joy to the World?"

a. John Newton
b. Percy Dreamer
c. Isaac Watts
d. Fanny Crosby

Quiz of the Day, November 25, 2018

Who asked Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?"

a. Herod
b. Pontius Pilate
c. Peter
d. Caiaphas

Quiz of the Day, November 24, 2018

Which pope first instituted the Feast of Christ the King, in response to the success of the atheistic Bolshevik revolution?

a. Pius XI
b. Pius XII
c. John XXIII
d. John Paul II


 Quiz of the Day, November 23, 2018

Who is the patron saint of mariners in that he is believed to have been martyred by being tied to an anchor and cast into the sea?

a. Peter
b. Nicolas
c. Clement I
d. Brendan


Quiz of the Day, November 22,2018

Whom of the following would be most responsible for Thanksgiving to be a feast day in the church.

a. The Pilgrims 
b. Abraham Lincoln 
c. Samuel Seabury
d.  William White

Quiz of the Day, November 21, 2018

William Byrd was a student of what musician?

a.Tallis
b. Bach
c. Purcell
d. Merbecke

Quiz of the Day, November 20, 2018

Whom of the following is not an English Martyr?

a. Edmund
b. Thomas a Becket
c. Alban
d. Alcuin

Quiz of the Day, November 19, 2018

Habakkuk is the last of the 12 Minor Prophets whose writing is in the Hebrew Scriptures.  What determines the difference between the Major Prophets and the Minor Prophets?

a. prophetic importance of prophets in Judaism
b. length of the writings
c. chronology, with Major coming before the Minor
d. place of service in Northern Kingdom or Southern Kingdom, Israel or Judah

Quiz of the Day, November 18, 2018

The internal references of the Book of Daniel indicate it was written in the Babylonian captivity in the 6th century B.C.E., but scholars believe it was actually written when?

a. 1st century B.C.E.
b. 2nd century B.C.E.
c. just after Nehemiah re-built the Temple
d. In the time of Ezra

Quiz of the Day, November 17. 2018

In what Gospel does Jesus say, "You cannot serve God and wealth?"

a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John

Quiz of the Day, November 16, 2018

Which of the following parable is not unique to Luke's Gospel?

a. Good Samaritan
b. The Prodigal Son
c. The Sower and the Seeds
d. The lost sheep

Quiz of the Day, November 15, 2018

Samuel Seabury was the bishop of what State?

a. New York
b. Pennsylvania
c. Washington, D.C. as first presiding bishop
d. Connecticut

Quiz of the Day, November 14, 2018

Where was Samuel Seabury, the first bishop of the Episcopal Church, consecrated?

a. Philadelphia
b. Longacre near Aberdeen in Scotland
c. Washington, DC
d. London

Quiz of the Day, November 13, 2018

Whom of the following was one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society?

a. William Wilberforce
b. Thomas Ken
c. Charles Simeon
d. Charles Gore

Quiz of the Day, November 12, 2018

In birth tradition of the Bible and Christian tradition, there are marvelous and miraculous births.  There is also the notion of immaculate conception.  Whom of the following is believed to have been immaculately conceived?

a. Isaac
b. Samuel
c. John the Baptist
d. The Virgin Mary

Quiz of the Day, November 11, 2018

The most obvious topic in the Book of Ecclesiasticus is what?

a. the worship of God
b. the history of Israel
c. Justice
d. Wisdom

Quiz of the Day, November 10, 2018

“The fruit for which your soul longed has gone from you, and all your dainties and your splendor are lost to you, never to be found again!”  This is an utterance in the Bible against whom?

a. Sodom
b. The Roman Empire
c. Jerusalem
d. Babylon the Great

Quiz of the Day, November 9, 2018

The "Whore of Babylon" referred to in the Book of Revelation has been interpreted throughout the ages as what?

a. The Roman Empire
b. The Roman Catholic Church
c. The Devil's Church
d. all of the above

Quiz of the Day, November 8, 2018

Which of following churches are on the verge of a major split?

a. Ukrainian Orthodox
b. Russian Orthodox
c. Eastern Orthodox
d. all of the above

Quiz of the Day, November 7, 2018

Who was the apostle of Frisia?

a. Boniface
b. Wilfrid
d. Cyril
e. Willibrord

Quiz of the Day, November 6, 2018

Which book of the Bible present a figure similar to the folklore figure of the Grim Reaper who is a hooded figure who harvests souls at their death with his scythe?

a. Daniel
b. Revelation
c. Ezekiel
d. Isaiah

Quiz of the Day, November 5, 2018

The burial anthem, "Blessed are they who have died in the Lord...." comes from which book of the Bible?

a. Psalms
b. Isaiah
c. John
d. Revelation

Quiz of the Day, November 4, 2018

Which of the following is not associated with the writings of Richard Hooker?

a. Via Media
b. three-legged stool
c. receptionism
d. High Church Anglicanism

Quiz of the Day, November 3, 2018

Which of the following is not a "Caroline divine?"

a. Richard Hooker
b. Thomas Ken
c. Lancelot Andrewes
d. Jeremy Taylor

Quiz of the Day, November 2, 2018

Who is the counter part of Lazarus in the parable of Jesus?

a. Mary
b. Martha
c. Dives
d. Theophilus

Quiz of the Day, November 1, 2018

All Saints Day is when in the Orthodox Church?

a. November 1
b. First Sunday after Pentecost
c. August 6
d. First Sunday after Easter

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Quiz of the Day, October 2018

Quiz of the Day, October 31, 2018

Where is reference to the woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet found?

a. Daniel
b. Ezekiel
c. Revelation of John the Divine
d. Isaiah

Quiz of the Day, October 30, 2018

John Wycliffe translated the Bible into English using what as a source?

a. original codices of the Hebrew Scriptures and Greek New Testament
b. Latin Vulgate
c. Septuagint Old Testament and Luther's German New Testament
d. The Coptic Bible

Quiz of the Day, October 29, 2018

What is anachronistic about the words of Jesus when he said, "I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it?"

a. the church did not exist in the time of Jesus
b. the word church did not exist in the Aramaic language
c. Hades was a Greek word for hell, not Aramaic


Quiz of the Day, October 28, 2018

Why did the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray?

a. because he knew the proper rituals
b. because John the Baptist taught his followers how to pray
c. because all rabbis in his day taught prayer
d. they said it was an important commandment

Quiz of the Day, October 27, 2018

In the monastic orders, what do Mary and Martha of Bethany symbolize?

a. resurrection and life
b. sisterly care for their brother
c. contemplative orders and "working" orders
d. matron saints of all convents

Quiz of the Day, October 26, 2018

Which of the following monarch of England is called the "Great?"

a. Elizabeth I
b. Richard I
c. Alfred
d. Cnut
e. c and d


Quiz of the Day, October 25, 2018

Where can the following quote be found, "In appearance the locusts were like horses equipped for battle?"

a. Tolkien's "Lord of the Ring"
b. Lewis's Narnia Stories
c. Book of Daniel
d. Revelation of St. John the Divine

Quiz of the Day, October 24, 2018

What does incense symbolize in the Bible?

a. the sweet fragrance of God
b. the ascending prayers
c. the fragrance used to cover the smell of animal sacrifices
d. a gift of the Magi

Quiz of the Day, October 23, 2018

St. James of Jerusalem is not known for which of the following?

a. being a brother of our Lord
b. being a son of Zebedee
c. known as James the Just
d. died a martyr

Quiz of the Day, October 22, 2018

According to the vision of St. John the Divine, how many persons from each tribe of Israel received the "seal of the living God" on their foreheads?

a. 700
b. 7000
c. 70,000
d. 12, 000

Quiz of the Day, October 21,  2018

Which of the transliterated words are used to refer to "hell" in the New Testament?

a. Gehenna
b. Hades
c. Tartarus
d. a, b, c
e. a, b

Quiz of the Day, October 20, 2018

Where did St. Paul live for two years under house arrest?

a. Jerusalem
b. Ephesus
c. Corinth
d. Rome

Quiz of the Day, October 19, 2018

Which of the following languages was not in the biblical translation work of Henry Martyn?

a. Hindi (Hindustani)
b. Urdu
c. Armenian
d. Persian

Quiz of the Day, October 18, 2018

Which animal represents the Gospel evangelist, St. Luke?

a. Winged man
b. Winged Ox
c. Winged Lion
d. Eagle 

Quiz of the Day, October 17, 2018

Which of the theological issues would Ignatius of Antioch be most associated with?

a. monarchical episcopate
b. sins after baptism
c. the Holy Trinity
d. the dual nature of Christ

Quiz of the Day, October 16, 2018

Bishops Latimer and Ridley were burnt at stake in the reign of which monarch?

a. Elizabeth I
b. Mary, Queen of Scots
c. Edward I
d. Henry VIII

Quiz of the Day, October 15, 2018

Whom of the following is not an "official" woman Doctor of the Church?

a. Térèse of Lisieux
b. Teresa of Avila
c. Clare of Assisi
d. Hildegard of Bingen
e. Catherine of Siena

Quiz of the Day, October 14, 2018

Which prophet wrote the following: "...what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,and to walk humbly with your God?"


a. Joel
b. Amos
c. Obadiah
d. Micah

Quiz of the Day, October 13, 2018

According to the Gospel of Luke, what is reported about the women Mary Magdalene, Chuza, Susanna and Joanna?

a. they were first witnesses of the resurrection
b. they were present at the crucifixion of Jesus
c. they were with the twelve on the preaching missions
d. they had demons cast out of them

Quiz of the Day, October 12, 2018

Which of the following prophetic writing does not make reference to "beating swords into ploughshares?"

a. Joel
b. Jeremiah
c. Micah
d. Isaiah


Quiz of the Day, October 11, 2018


What do Annas, Caiaphas and Ananias have in common?

a. famous Pharisees named in the New Testament
b. they were High Priests named in the New Testament writings
c. they belonged to the Herodian party
d. they were present for the trial of Jesus

Quiz of the Day, October 10, 2018

"Speak the word and my servant (or I) shall be healed," are the words found where?

a. A centurion's word to Jesus
b. Words in the Canon of the Mass in the Roman Catholic liturgy
c. Words in the Byzantine liturgy
d. b and c
e. a and b

Quiz of the Day, October 9, 2018

"My God, why have you forsaken me?" are words of Jesus from the cross.  Where can one find these words in another place in the Bible?

a. the Pauline Epistles
b. Jeremiah
c. Psalms
d. Isaiah

Quiz of the Day, October 8, 2018

What topic did Paul use to cause division between the Pharisees and Sadducees?

a. baptism of the Holy Spirit
b. Jesus as the Messiah
c. the resurrection from the dead
d. legitimacy of worship in the synagogue versus worship in the Temple

Quiz of the Day, October 7, 2018

What are biblical scholars referring to when they say, "the Matthean exception?"

a. the resurrection
b. the continuing legitimacy of all the laws in Hebrew Scriptures
c. divorce
d. the meaning of wealth

Quiz of the Day, October 6, 2018

Whom of the following was not a Bible translator?

a. Martin Luther
b. Jerome
c. Alcuin
d. Miles Coverdale
e. John Wycliffe
f. William Tyndale
g. Lancelot Andrewes

Quiz of the Day, October 5, 2018

What rabbi did Saul of Tarsus study with?

a. Shammai
b. Jesus
c. Gamaliel
d. Nicodemus
e. Caiaphas
f. Annas 

Quiz of the Day, October 4, 2018

Which of the following is not true about St. Francis of Assisi?

a. his name was Giovanni
b. his nickname was Francesco
c. his received the name Francesco at his baptism
d. his nickname means "the Frenchman"

Quiz of the Day, October 3, 2018

Mikvah in Judaism corresponds with what Christian sacrament?

a. Confirmation
b. Ordination
c. Baptism
d. Holy Unction


Quiz of the Day, October 2, 2018

Of the following, which does not have a list of the twelve disciples?

a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John
e. Acts of the Apostles

Quiz of the Day, October 1, 2018

Which apostle quoted Jesus as having said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive?"

a. Peter
b. James
c. John
d. Paul

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Quiz of the Day, September 2018

Quiz of the Day, September 30, 2018

In what way was the marriage of the prophet Hosea symbolic?

a. God told him to marry a harlot to rehabilitate her
b. God told him to marry a harlot to illumine Israel relationship with God
c. to symbolize the god Baal
d. to symbolize God's mercy

Quiz of the Day, September 29, 2018

Is the angel Uriel mentioned in the Bible?

a. yes
b. no
c. yes, if you include the Apocrypha
d. Maybe, depending on how you read a certain Hebrew word

Quiz of the Day, September 28, 2018

Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich were best known for what?

a. being disciples of Hildegard
b. spiritual revelations
c. members of the same convent
d. pilgrimages to the Holy Land

Quiz of the Day, September 27, 2018

Why is Haman a name of infamy for the Jews?

a. he was a general of the Pharaoh
b. he plotted to kill the Jews in Persia
c. he opposed the Jews who were trying to rebuild the temple
d. he was a Philistine commander

Quiz of the Day, September 26, 2018

Which of the following is not true about Lancelot Andrewes?

a. he was chief editor of the King James Bible
b. he served during the reign of Elizabeth I
c. he served during the reign of King James I
d. he was responsible for the rise of Oliver Cromwell
e. he maintained the validity of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

Quiz of the Day September 25, 2018

Apollos came from what Jewish religious sect?

a. Zealots
b. Sadducees
c. Community of John the Baptist
d. Pharisees

Quiz of the Day, September 24, 2018

Aquila had the same occupation of Paul.  What was it?

a. scribe
b. rope maker
c. fishing net maker
d. tentmaker

Quiz of the Day, September 23, 2018

Which two Gospels contain versions of the "Our Father?"

a. Matthew and Mark
b. Mark and Luke
c. Luke and John
d. Matthew and John
e. Mark and John
f.  Matthew and Luke

Quiz of the Day, September 22, 2018

The Jewish feast of Purim derives from which book in the Bible and one that does not mention the name of God?

a. Job
b. Song of Solomon
c. Judith
d. Esther

Quiz of the Day, September 21, 2018

Which of the canonical Gospels do scholars say is aimed at a Jewish audience?

a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John

Quiz of the Day, September 20, 2018

In a closing discourse, what occupation did Job use as a contrast for the search for wisdom?

a. fishing
b. mining
c. detective work
d. teaching

Quiz of the Day, September 19, 2018

The historical church often moved their clergy to serve far from home and they could use Latin as the lingua franca of the church scholarship even serving in places where the tongue would be "foreign."  An old man from Tarsus in Turkey was appointed to be Archbishop of Canterbury.  Who was he?

a. Augustine
b. Theodore
c. Thomas a Becket
d. Alcuin

Quiz of the Day, September 18, 2018

The specific waving of palms on the Sunday before Passover is supported by which of the four Gospels?

a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John


Quiz of the Day, September 17, 2018

Paul and his mission companion Barnabas came to a disagreement over what?

a. circumcision required for the Gentiles
b. religious dietary laws
c. whether to take John Mark with them on a mission
d. the destination of their next mission

Quiz of the Day, September 16, 2018

Whom of the following did the best known illustrations of the Book of Job?

a. Albrecht Durer
b. Rembrandt
c. William Blake
d. Raphael

Quiz of the Day, September 15, 2018

Where was St. Cyprian from?

a. Hippo
b. Alexandria
c. Antioch
d. Carthage

Quiz of the Day, September 14, 2018

According to Christian tradition who is credited with the discovery/re-discovery of the cross of Christ?

a. Monnica, mother of Augustine
b. Helena, mother of Constantine
c. St. Paul
d. Cornelius, the centurion

Quiz of the Day, September 13, 2018

In which Church, does the biblical figure not have a feast day?

a. Coptic Orthodox
b. Armenian Apostolic
c. Catholic Church
d. Missouri Synod Lutheran
e. The Episcopal Church

Quiz of the Day, September 12, 2018

Lazarus of Bethany had two sisters.  Who were they?

a. Mary and Martha
b. Magdala and Martha
c. Chloe and Mary
d. Dorcus and Mary

Quiz of the Day, September 11, 2018

What did some of the people come to call Barnabas and Paul?

a. Zeus and Hermes
b. Grace and Truth
c. Moses and David
d. Deacon and Apostle

Quiz of the Day, September 10, 2018

What did the writer of the Epistle of James think couldn't be tamed?

a. lust of the flesh
b. love of money
c. the tongue
d. pride of power

Quiz of the Day, September 9, 2018

When God told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, this dilemma was called "the teleological suspension of the ethical" by whom?

a. Reinhold Niebuhr
b. Soren Kierkegaard
c. Karl Barth
d. Immanuel Kant

Quiz of the Day, September 8, 2018

What is the specific etiology of "catholic?"

a. the official church centered in the Vatican
b. derives from the Greek "katholou" and "katholicos" meaning on the whole or universal
c. derives from the Apostles Creed which first exemplified its official meaning
d. refers to the churches which subscribe to the teachings of the ecumenical councils

Quiz of the Day, September 7, 2018

"Escaping by the skin of my teeth," is a metaphor found in what book of the Bible?

a. Psalms
b. Jeremiah
c. Ezekiel
d. Job

Quiz of the Day, September 6, 2018

Who was sent to the Pool of Siloam to be healed?

a. blind man
b. a lame man
c. a centurion's son
d. Bartimaeus

Quiz of the Day, September 5, 2018

In the Acts of the Apostles, it is written that Peter, when released by an angel from prison, visited the home of Mary.  Who was this Mary?

a. Mary, mother of Jesus
b. Mary, mother of John Mark
c. Mary Magdalene
d. Mary of Bethany

Quiz of the Day, September 4, 2018

Which of the following is not true about Albert Schweitzer?

a. he was an accomplished organist
b. he was a physician, humanitarian who founded a hospital in Africa
c. he was a New Testament scholar who saw Jesus mainly as an apocalyptic prophet proclaiming the imminent ending of the world
d. he received the Nobel Peace Prize
e. he regarded Paul most important message to be about justification by faith

Quiz of the Day, September 3, 2018

Which biblical person said the following about God, "He makes nations great, then destroys them; he enlarges nations, then leads them away.He strips understanding from the leaders of the earth,..?"

a. David
b. Psalmist
c. writer of Proverbs
d. writer of Ecclesiastes
e. Job

Quiz of the Day, September 2, 2018

In the Gospel Sermons of Jesus, where does he say, "blessed are the poor," and not "blessed are the poor in spirit?"

a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John

Quiz of the Day, September 1, 2018

What biblical person asked God, "Why did you bring me forth from the womb?"

a. Adam
b. Jeremiah
c. Elijah
d. Job
e. all of the above