Easter time has come again, together with the usual assortment of bank holidays, over-priced Easter cards, bunnies, chocolate eggs and special church services. But how much do you know about the real Easter story?
Try your hand at the following questions...
But before you start, there’s an extra teaser to think about while you’re doing the quiz: one of the questions is “the odd one out”. So which question is it, and why?
1. Who betrayed Jesus?
a) Judas, one of Jesus’ twelve disciples
b) The crowds, gathered for the Jewish festival of Passover
c) Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor
2. Before whom did Jesus stand trial?
a) The Jewish high priest and council
b) Herod, The Jewish king
c) The Roman governor, Pontius Pilate
3. What was the charge against Jesus?
a) Claiming to be God’s Son
b) Stirring up revolution, by opposing taxes and claiming to be King of the Jews
c) Threatening to destroy the temple
4. Where was Jesus crucified?
5. Who crucified Jesus?
a) The Roman soldiers
b) The Jewish people of that time
c) You and me
6. What did Jesus say from the cross?
a) “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing”
b) “It is finished!”
c) “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
7. Why did Jesus die?
a) As an example of patient suffering
b) To demonstrate the love of God
c) To satisfy God’s righteous anger
8. Who saw Jesus alive from the dead?
a) Jesus’ own brother, James
b) The remaining eleven disciples (Judas had committed suicide)
c) A crowd of over 500 people
9. According to the New Testament, why did Jesus rise from the dead?
a) To show he will one day judge the whole world
b) To show he has conquered death
c) To show that the Christian’s confidence in him is well placed
10. What convinces Christians that Jesus is alive?
a) The empty tomb, and the fact that no one produced a body
b) The initial eyewitness testimony and early growth of the church
c) A personal encounter – spiritually meeting the living Lord themselves
11. Who ultimately benefits from Jesus' death and resurrection?
a) No one, it was a chance event of a bygone age
b) Only those who trust in him, i.e. committed Christians
c) Everyone without exception
Before you check your answers inside, don’t forget the extra teaser: Which question is the odd one out, and why?
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