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THE EXAM
FOR THE CATHOLIC COURSE
"THE TEN COMMANDMENTS"

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 1. How many Commandments did God give to Moses?            _____

    a. 2.
    b. 10.
    c. 12.

 2. Which Church Council taught that it was absolutely
    necessary for Christians to keep the Commandments?      _____

    a. The Council of Trent.
    b. The First Vatican.
    c. The Fifth Lateran Council.

 3. What is the First Commandment?                          _____

    a. "You shall not take the Name of the Lord in vain."
    b. "Remember to keep holy the Lord's day."
    c. "I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange
       gods before me."

 4. If you believe in fortune tellers, which Commandment
    do your break?                                          _____

    a. The First Commandment.
    b. The Fourth Commandment.
    c. The Ninth Commandment.

 5. When someone says that it is sufficient to lead a good 
    moral life without practicing religion, what 
    commandment is that person breaking?                    _____

    a. The First Commandment.
    b. The Fourth Commandment.
    c. The Ninth Commandment.

 6. What is an oath?                                        _____

    a. It is a cereal.
    b. It is calling upon God to witness the truth of what
       is being said.
    c. It is a lie.

 7. Which statement is true?                                _____

    a. The Sabbath is the first day of the week.
    b. Sunday and the Sabbath are the same thing.
    c. The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week.

 8. What would excuse a person from his obligation
    of attending Holy Mass on Sunday?                       _____

    a. Building a fence in the yard.
    b. Illness or attending to sick child.
    c. Wanting to sleep in during the morning.

 9. Which of the following is true?  If no priest is
    available to celebrate Holy Mass on Sunday at your
    local Church...                                         _____

    a. You are obligated to go to the nearest Church if
       one is available.
    b. You stay home.
    c. You ignore your Sunday obligation and attend the
       Liturgy of the Word by a lay person.

10. What is the Fourth Commandment?                         _____

    a. "You shall not kill."
    b. "You shall not commit adultery."
    c. "Honour your father and your mother."

11. If a child is convinced in conscience that it would be 
    morally wrong to obey a particular order  (to do
    something sinful), what must he do?  Which answer is
    correct?                                                _____

    a. He can do it if it is peer (friends) pressure.
    b. He can do it if his teacher demands it.
    c. He must not do it, even if his parent demands it.

12. Is there a Commandment that reminds grown children of
    their responsibilities towards their parents in old
    age, in time of illness, in loneliness or distress?     _____

    a. The Fourth Commandment does.
    b. No, this is common sense that should be applied by
       any caring person, Christian or not.
    c. The First Commandment does.

13. Which Commandment forbids a person from killing?        _____

    a. The Seventh Commandment.
    b. The Sixth Commandment.
    c. The Fifth Commandment.

14. Which Commandment forbids to take the life of an 
    unborn child?                                           _____

    a. The Seventh Commandment.
    b. The Sixth Commandment.
    c. The Fifth Commandment.

15. If you wrote a Living Will that authorized the medical
    profession to end your life by deprivation of your basic
    medical needs because you were told that you will die
    in six months, what would this be called according to
    Catholic teachings                                      _____

    a. You would be committing murder.
    b. You would be committing suicide.
    c. You would be using common sense.

16. How is adultery committed?  Which is the best 
    answer?                                                 _____

    a. When a married person is unfaithful in his
       marriage. (In person)
    b. When a man looks at a woman lustfully. (In the
       heart.)
    c. Both "A" and "B" are correct.

17. We break the Sixth Commandment when...                  _____

    a. We tell dirty jokes against modesty.
    b. We read and look at pornographic material.
    c. Both "A" and "B" are correct.

18. Fornication means...                                    _____

    a. Sexual intercourse between two persons who are not
       married to each other.
    b. Sexual activity between two persons of the same sex.
    c. Sexual intercourse between two persons who are too
       closely related to be married such as a parent and
       child.

19. The Seventh Commandment forbids to steal.  That means
    that...                                                 _____

    a. If you find something, you can keep it without 
       making any efforts of finding its owner.
    b. You cannot take what justly belongs to another.
    c. Cheating in one's income tax is allowed.

20. Which Commandment forbids a person to injure
    another person's honour and reputation?                 _____

    a. The Eight Commandment.
    b. The Ninth Commandment.
    c. The Seventh Commandment.

21. If we unjustly injure the character of another person,
    what are we bound to do about it?                       _____

    a. Ask God to forgive this sin and stop doing it.
    b. We must do everything in our power to restore the 
       person's good name by correcting the evil report
       that was spread about him.
    c. Pay the person an amount of money in compensation
       for the damage done.  And then stop it.

22. The Ninth Commandment forbids to covet your
    neighbour's wife.  That means...                        _____

    a. You can desire your neighbour's wife as long as
       you do not touch her.
    b. You can look at a woman lustfully as long as you do
       not desire her.
    c. Not to desire, to long for or to aim for your
       neighbour's wife.

23. Are involuntary, impure thoughts sinful?  Which answer
    is correct?                                             _____

    a. No, if you make an effort to keep those thoughts
       out of your mind by doing other good things.
    b. No, even if you keep on thinking about them because
       that is human nature.
    c. No, because God permits these thoughts.

24. What does the Tenth Commandment forbid?                 _____

    a. It forbids envying the good fortune of another.
    b. It forbids adoring false gods.
    c. It forbids disobedience to all the Commandments.

25. What must one do to be forgiven of any or all of the
    sins that can be committed in the Ten Commandments?     _____

    a. Pray directly to God and ask for forgiveness.
    b. Receive the Sacrament of Confession.
    c. Stop breaking the Commandment.

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