ASH WEDNESDAY: Do you have what it takes to pass this fun quiz?
Can you pass this Ash Wednesday quiz? Your goal is to answer all the questions correctly on the first try. Good luck!
How did you do?
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BELOW
1. What is Ash Wednesday
A) A holy day of obligation
B) The day marking the beginning of Lent
C) The day Jesus rose again
D) The last day of Lent
Answer: B, Ash Wednesday is the day Lent begins.
2. Is Ash Wednesday a holy day of obligation?
Answer: B, No, it is not a holy day of obligation, but Catholics are encouraged to attend Mass on Ash Wednesday.
3. True or False: Easter affects the day Ash Wednesday lands on.
Answer: A, True; Ash Wednesday is 46 days before Easter Sunday.
4. The ashes on the forehead represent
A) Mourning and repentance
B) The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
C) Commitment to God
D) A cool sign of faith
Answer: A, Mourning and repentance -- In Biblical days, those in repentance and mourning put ashes on their head. For this reason, Ash Wednesday observers put ashes (from the previous years' Palm Sunday palms) on their forehead.
5. Can you eat meat on Ash Wednesday?
A) Yes, you only must abstain from eating meat on Fridays
B) No, meat is prohibited on Ash Wednesday
Answer: B, No, meat is prohibited on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Fridays of the Lenten Season.
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