Easter Quiz Answers
How did you get on? Did you find the questions a bit tricky? In fact, ten of them were trick questions, where all three answers were true! The ‘odd one out’ was an ‘ordinary’ question with only one right answer.
Maybe you are confused or you don’t believe it! Let’s go through the questions and see why, in every question except one, the answers are all correct – we will also see which one is the ordinary question, and so get the answer to the extra teaser…
Firstly, Question 1. Lots of people know that Judas betrayed Jesus. But the crowd betrayed him too. When he arrived at Jerusalem they proclaimed him as God’s prophet and rescuer king. But less than a week later they were baying for his blood, shouting out “Crucify him”. The Roman governor Pilate also betrayed Jesus. He was convinced Jesus was innocent. But in order to avoid trouble, he handed Jesus over to be executed.
Questions 2, 3, 6, 8, 9 & 10 are all quite straightforward: perhaps they tipped you off to what was going on. Jesus stood before several trials, and was falsely charged with multiple offences. He said a number of remarkable things when he was on the cross, each one full of meaning and worth thinking about. There were many witnesses to the risen Jesus, and his resurrection is deeply significant in many ways. Finally, there are many things that have convinced Christians, including doctors, lawyers, scientists and professors, that Jesus actually rose from the dead.
Question 4 is a bit trickier. Jesus was crucified outside the city limits. But he clearly saw the place of his death as being Jerusalem. As for Golgotha and Calvary, they are simply different names for the same place – “Skull Hill” – one in Greek and the other in Latin.
Question 5 starts to dig a bit deeper into the real meaning of Easter. The Roman soldiers brutally whipped Jesus, and
hammered in the actual nails, but those who handed Jesus over were held equally responsible.
At a more profound level, the way Jesus was treated reflects the hostility of the whole human race against our Maker
God. We are all involved, on account of our selfishness, pride, and failure to love and obey God as we should. Each of
us is implicated in this, the worst of all crimes.
Question 7 moves us to the heart of Easter. Jesus’ death does provide an inspiring example of self-sacrifice. But if that is all we see, we have missed the point. When he died, Jesus was taking the punishment for sins committed against God – not anything he had done, but in the place of sinners. If we have turned from our sins and if we are trusting in Jesus, then we can know that on the cross Jesus paid the penalty for our many faults. This plan was God’s great initiative – so it also proves his love and commitment to the human race, and particularly to those who turn to him.
Only Question 11 remains. In the other questions, all of the answers were in some sense true. But this is not the case for the last
question – so it is the odd one out. Everyone is invited to enjoy the benefits of Jesus’ death and resurrection. But the Bible makes it
clear that only those who genuinely respond to the offer will actually benefit. Some people hear the good news and disregard it, or
mock at it, or simply put it off. If so, the death of Jesus only adds to their condemnation.
This quiz ends with a question for you: not just for your head but for your heart. “How will you respond to the real message of
Easter?” There is more than a quiz score at stake. The whole of your life and your eternal destiny depend on the answer!
Perhaps you have learned something new about the Easter story today, and want to follow it up. Why not read the accounts for yourself? And why not come along to church, to discover more about the World’s Best News, and what it means for you?
If you want to find out more please contact us or come along to our Easter Morning service at 11am on Sunday 1st April. All are welcome.