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By Catholic Online
Catholic Online (
3/26/2021 (8 months ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Palm Sunday, Quiz, answers

Below is the Palm Sunday Quiz with answers: 

1. What is Palm Sunday?

a.       The day Jesus was condemned to death
b.       The day Jesus entered Jerusalem
c.       The day Jesus died on the cross
d.       The day Jesus was resurrected

Answer: B; Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where he would be crucified five days later.

2.       When is Palm Sunday?

a.       The same day as Easter Sunday.
b.       The Sunday immediately following Ash Wednesday.
c.       The first Sunday of the year.
d.       The final Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week.

 Answer: D; Palm Sunday is the last Sunday during Lent and starts off Holy Week.
3.       Why is Palm Sunday called Palm Sunday?

a.       People welcoming Jesus spread palm fronds in front of Jesus as he entered Jerusalem
b.       Jesus wore palms on his garments
c.       There were palm trees surrounding Jesus' path into Jerusalem
d.       Those welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem wore palm fronds in their hair

Answer: A; when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people welcomed Him as king and Messiah. They covered the road with their garments and palm fronds as a symbol of their worship and acceptance of Him as king (Matthew 21:8; Mark 11:8; Luke 19:35, 36; John 12:12, 13)

4.       What happens to the palms after Palm Sunday? 

a.       They are thrown away
b.       Parishioners take them home
c.       They are kept safe and returned to the church the next Lenten season to be burned and used for ashes during Ash Wednesday
d.       B and C

Answer: D; the Roman Catholic Church considers the palms to be sacramentals. Parishioners take the palms home and place them on their crosses. They remain there throughout the year, and during the next Lenten Season they are returned to the Church to be burned for ashes on Ash Wednesday.

5.       What do palm branches symbolize?

a.       Peace and victory
b.       Jesus' birth in the manger
c.       The national tree of Jerusalem
d.       Hope and a new birth

Answer: A; Palm branches symbolize peace and victory.


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