You might think you know all there is to know about Easter, but there’s more to this Christian holiday than many realise.
See how many of these questions you can answer, then click the link below to reveal the answers.
1. Easter is derived from the word Eostre who was an ancient Greek goddess of which season?
2. Later, Easter became a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On which day did he rise?
3. Who did Jesus first speak to when he rose on the aforementioned day?
a) Mary Magdalene
b) Saint Peter
d) Joseph of Arimathea
a) March 21
b) March 22
c) March 23
d) March 24
5. The Thursday before Easter is known as:
a) Maundy Thursday
b) Sheer Thursday
c) Holy Thursday
d) All of the above
6. In Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper which disciple is directly to Jesus’ left holding up an index finger?
7. Which of the following do Christians traditionally have to abstain from on Good Friday?
8. In Christianity, what did eggs originally represent as a part of Easter?
a) The gift of friendship
b) The empty tomb of Jesus
c) An alternative to eating red meat
d) The oval shape of Jesus’ face
9. Which colour did orthodox Christians traditionally dye their eggs?
a) A traditional children’s game played at Easter
b) An item of clothing worn to represent Easter
c) A Mediterranean herbal tea drank on Good Friday
d) A traditional bread of Greek Easter
11. In which country did the idea of the Easter Bunny originate?
a) In a confession box
b) Around the walls of the church
c) On the alter
d) On the end of the pews
13. Who authorised the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?
a) Judas, his betrayer
b) Pontius Pilate
c) Simon of Cyrene
14. How many days is the period of Lent, leading up to Easter Sunday?
a) 30 days
b) 40 days
c) 50 days
d) 60 days
a) French bakeries found it a cheap way to make bread in Spring
b) The white yeast on top formed the shape of a cross
c) Raisons represented the disciples of Christ
d) They were introduced by an Anglican monk