Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who is considered the Son of God by Christians. It originated in the Middle East over 2,000 years ago and is now the world's largest religion with over 2 billion followers worldwide. The central text of Christianity is the Bible, which includes the Old and New Testaments, and serves as the basis for Christian beliefs and practices.
Christianity places great emphasis on love, forgiveness, and charity, and teaches that salvation is achieved through faith in Jesus Christ. Christians observe important religious events such as Easter, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, and Christmas, which celebrates his birth. Christians also follow religious practices such as prayer, baptism, and communion, which serve to deepen their faith and strengthen their connection with God.
Christianity has played a major role in shaping Western civilization and has had a profound impact on art, literature, politics, and social justice movements throughout history. Despite challenges and controversies, Christianity remains a vital and influential force in the world today, providing comfort and guidance to millions of people and inspiring acts of kindness and generosity.
42 Christianity Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated for 2024)
- What “G” Cathedral, located on Nob Hill in San Francisco, is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of California? Is name is also used in a popular Christian hymn that is supposed to be “Amazing.”
Answer: Grace Cathedral
- What famous Montanan was born in Butte in 1938 and rose to national fame after changing his name (birth name: Robert Craig)? After a career of increasingly impressive stunts, he publicly converted to Christianity later in life and was baptized at a televised congregation.
Answer: Evel Knievel
- Nicholas of Myra was the name of an early Christian bishop who lived in what is now Türkiye. Giving away all of his inherited wealth earned him a sainthood and helped inspire what seasonal cookie and milk enthusiast?
Answer: Santa Claus
- What is the primary religion of the Philippines?
- In the Christian Stations of the Cross, a man helps Jesus carry the cross at the 5th "station." This man has what Biblical first name?
- Popularized by Christian Dior in 1954, what style of skirt is defined by Collins Dictionary as “a slim-fitting knee-length skirt with a straight cut” that you may want to wear to look sharp?
- The Mustangs are the sports teams of what Dallas higher-education institution whose name reflects its founding by a Protestant Christian sect?
Answer: Southern Methodist University
- In the oldest written record of the sport of cricket, there is a 1611 entry in which two parishioners in Sussex, England failed to attend church because they were playing cricket. What important Christian holiday did these men skip in order to play bowler and batsman?
- What angels of the second order, often portrayed in Christian art as childlike, are prominently featured in the Old Testament of the Bible, such as when God tells Moses to make images of them around the Ark of the Covenant?
- Halloween is derived from "Hallow E'en" or All Hallows Eve, which denoted the evening before what Christian holiday honoring saints celebrated on November 1st in western Christianity?
Answer: All Saints' Day
- “______, 1916” is a 1921 poem by William Butler Yeats about an uprising in Ireland against British rule. Fill in the blank, also a major Christian holiday.
- What is the name of a Christian bishop's headdress that comes from the Greek for "turban"?
- The Smithsonian has a 1941 painting by William Johnson, of an African-American family traveling by wagon, known as “Going To ______.” Fill in the one word blank, a place for public worship in the Christian tradition.
Answer: Going To Church
- Celebrated three days before Easter, what Christian holiday commemorates Jesus Christ's Last Supper with his disciples?
Answer: Holy Thursday
- Which country in Southeast Asia that is named after a Spanish monarch is one of the few predominantly Christian countries in Asia?
Answer: The Philippines
- In 1957, Dr. King co-founded and became the first president of the anti-segregation organization known as the SCLC. SCLC stands for “Southern Christian ______ Conference.” What word fills in the blank?
- What is the name of the headdress worn by Christian bishops that derives from the Greek word for "turban"?
- What Cathedral on Ludgate Hill in London is the seat of the Bishop of London, and the mother church of the Diocese of London? It is named for the Christian apostle who was blinded by Jesus on the road to Damascus, converting him to Jesus’ way.
Answer: St. Paul's Cathedral
- What Christian college overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, frequently appears on lists of the world's most beautiful college campuses?
Answer: Pepperdine University
- Christianity and Islam each have more than one billion followers. So does one other world religion. What is it?
- The Christian Democratic Union, currently headed by Armin Laschet, is a large center-right political party in what European nation?
- Mary Baker Eddy founded what religion to "reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing"? The religion's central Church is located in Boston and publishes a popular "Monitor."
Answer: Christian Science
- What is the more common name for the members of a historically Christian group formally known as the Religious Society of Friends?
- "Thou shalt not covet" is one of the Ten Commandments, a set of traditional Christian religious verses said to have been relayed from God to what famous, hirsute man?
- Costa Rica is the only sovereign nation in the Americas with what branch of Christianity as the official religion?
- What four-letter initialed organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland offers programming for, in its own words, "the empowerment, leadership and rights of women, young women and girls in more than 100 countries"? Hint: a similarly spelled, though officially unaffiliated, organization is the title of a 1978 hit by musical group Village People.
Answer: YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association)
- Valentine's Day is, of course, named after Saint Valentine who was a clergyman in the Roman Empire who ministered to persecuted Christians and was martyred and buried in Rome on February 14. In what year did Saint Valentine die? We will accept responses within 200 years of the correct answer.
Answer: 269 (69 - 469 accepted)
- What famous statue by Edvard Eriksen is found on a rock in the waters of Copenhagen, Denmark, and is based on, and named for, a character from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale?
Answer: The Little Mermaid
- An open space preserve in San Diego, CA, home to Cowles Mountain, is ______ Trails Regional Park. Fill in the one word “M” blank, a term used for Junipero Serra’s California churches used to promote Christianity in the frontier.
Answer: Mission Trails Regional Park
- What “W” Park in Cincinnati, OH is in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, and was a former Christian burial ground until it was acquired by the city in 1863? It shares its name with a very noteworthy US president.
Answer: Washington Park
- A museum in Kaunas, Lithuania, features artistic depictions of what “D” chief evil spirit in Christian and Jewish philosophy, a classification of Satan?
Answer: Devils Museum
- What Biblical preacher of the 1st century AD was known as the Forerunner, the Immerser, and the Baptizer, among a more well-known monicker in Christianity? He was famously beheaded after being betrayed by Salome.
Answer: John The Baptist
- The persecution of Christians during the final years of Nero's reign in the Roman Empire provides the backdrop for what classic 1951 film whose title means "Where are you going?"
Answer: Quo Vadis
- Fruits and vegetables retell stories from the Bible in what children's animated series, considered one of the most successful Christian kids' franchises of all times?
- Which type of novelty calendar inspired by Christian tradition is popular around the holidays and involves opening a little present each day in December leading up to Christmas Day on the 25th? (Hint: They’re often chocolate or toys, but you can also find them with cheese…)
- What was the name of Priscilla’s husband, with whom she worked alongside Apostle Paul as a Christian missionary? (Hint: He was originally from Italy, according to Acts 18:2–3)
- The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is waged in the home stadium for the Horned Frogs of what Big 12 university?
Answer: Texas Christian University / TCU
- What Christian holiday, typically celebrated in early January, celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ, usually the moment when the Magi visited the Christ Child? This “E” holiday is known as ‘Theophany’ in the East.
- A Healthcare Sharing M______ is an organization in which the healthcare costs of members are shared among members with similar ethical or religious views? They often exclude care for medical expenses associated with a non-Christian lifestyle, such as drinking or birth control.
- The historic 250-year old York Meetinghouse is still used by worshippers from what Protestant sect of Christianity?
- The headquarters of which enormous digital library, known for the “Wayback Machine,” is housed in an old Christian Scientist church in Richmond? (Hint: The building’s facade looks like the Greek columns of the Library of Alexandria, which is the website’s logo).
Answer: The Internet Archive
- Based on the ecclesiastical rules of Western Christianity, what is the earliest date on which Easter can fall?
Answer: March 22nd
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