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CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY
present
the Exam for the Bible Course,
"THE CATHOLIC LITURGICAL CALENDAR"


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Enter your choice of answer on the line _____, either a, b or c.

1. Which statement is true? In the Western Church, liturgy includes... _____

a. All the devotions of a private nature such as the recitation of the Holy Rosary.
b. The Holy Mass alone, without its accompanying prayers.
c. The celebration of the Holy Mass, the Sacraments and Sacramentals, the Divine Office, functions such as processions and benedictions.

2. Who instituted the Liturgy? _____

a. Jesus.
b. The Catholic Church.
c. The early Church Father.

3. When does the Liturgical Calendar begins every year? _____

a. During the month of November on the First Sunday of Lent.
b. During the month of November on the First Sunday of Advent.
c. During the month of April on the First Sunday of Easter.

4. When does the Liturgical Calendar end every year? _____

a. On the Solemnity of Christ the King.
b. On the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.
c. At Easter.

5. The Liturgical Calendar follows a Sunday cycle of how many years? _____

a. 2.
b. 3.
c. 4.

6. A person must attend the Holy Mass every day for how many years before it can be said that most of the Holy Bible was read to him? _____

a. 1.
b. 2.
c. 3.

7. Which statement is true regarding the Liturgical Calendar? _____

a. Easter comes before the Triduum.
b. Lent is before Advent.
c. Christmas is before Lent.

8. The entire Church is required to follow which Liturgical Calendar? _____

a. The Universal.
b. The Regional.
c. The National.

9. Which of the following statement is true? _____

a. Religious Orders can have their own Liturgical Calendar to commemorate their living founders.
b. Religious Orders can have their own Liturgical Calendar to commemorate the Saints of their Orders.
c. Religious Order cannot commemorate the founders and Saints of their Orders in their Liturgical Calendar.

10. Which statement is true? _____

a. Advent is the Season that includes four Sundays before Pentecost.
b. Advent is the Season that includes four Sundays before Easter.
c. Advent is the Season that includes four Sundays preceding (before) Christmas.

11. The word "Advent" means _____

a. Coming.
b. Resurrection.
c. Ascension.

12. How many days is there in the Christmas Season? _____

a. 6 days, from Christmas to New Year.
b. 12 days, from Christmas to Epiphany.
c. 2 days, Christmas and Boxing Day.

13. The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God is celebrated on _____

a. The last Sunday of December.
b. January 1 st.
c. January 6 th.

14. The Feast of the Epiphany place emphasis on three events. Which one below in not part of it? _____

a. The 40 days in the desert.
b. The miracle at Cana.
c. The baptism of Jesus.

15. One of the meanings of the word "Epiphany" is _____

a. The Second Coming.
b. The birth of the Messiah.
c. To shine upon.

16. Ash Wednesday is the first day of _____

a. Lent.
b. Advent.
c. Ordinary Time I.

17. The sacramental ashes used on Ash Wednesday come from _____

a. Any burned dried plants.
b. Burned palms from the previous year.
c. The burning of religious objects.

18. On Ash Wednesday and during all the Fridays during Lent, the following must be done. Which answer is the better one? _____

a. Abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday alone.
b. Abstain from eating meat on all the Fridays.
c. Abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays.

19. During what part of the Liturgical Calendar are flowers removed from the sanctuary? _____

a. During Funerals.
b. During Lent.
c. During Advent.

20. When does the "Holy Week" begin? _____

a. On Palm Sunday.
b. On Holy Thursday.
c. On Good Friday.

21. What does "Good Friday" commemorate? _____

a. The Last Supper.
b. The Death of Jesus on the Cross.
c. The glorious Resurrection.

22. There is how many days in the "Triduum?" _____

a. 3.
b. 4.
c. 6.

23. The Catholic Church celebrates three majors Feasts during the Liturgical Calendar. Which is the greatest? _____

a. Christmas.
b. Easter.
c. Pentecost.

24. The last Sunday in the Catholic Liturgical Calendar consist of... _____

a. Trinity Sunday.
b. The Body And Blood of Christ.
c. The Solemnity of Christ the King.

25. Which of the following is of the greatest importance in the Liturgical Calendar? _____

a. Solemnities.
b. Feasts.
c. Memorials.

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