How Well Do You Know the Catholic Faith

There are many Roman Catholics in America, but few really understand all of the beliefs and practices of their church. This quiz was developed to help assess your basic understanding of a few of the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church.

Are YOU a Catholic whiz? Do you have the brainpower to qualify for that prestigious title? Until now you could only wonder. But thanks to this great quiz, in just a few minutes you will find out!

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What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
Male
Female
1. How many books are in a Catholic Bible?
66
61
82
73
57
67
2. Which of the following is a Deuterocanonical book?
The Apocalypse
The Didache
Sirach
Daniel
Jude
Exodus
3. The name Peter means?
Pope
Fisherman
Rock
Blessed
Nothing, its just a name.
4. Priestly celibacy is a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church?
True
False
5. The Catholic Church teaches that men and women should abstain from artificial Birth Control?
True
False
6. When do the Twelve Days of Christmas end?
January 1st
December 26th
December 25th
January 6th
I dont know
7. The Immaculate Conception refers to:
The birth of Mary
The birth of John the Baptist
The Virgin Birth of Christ
The conception of Mary
The miraculous conception of Christ
8. Catholics worship:
All holy objects and people
God and the Saints
God
God and Mary
9. The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican ended in what year?
1798
1871
1962
1965
1969
1978
10. A Roman Catholic Deacon can not do the following:
Consecrate the Eucharist
Baptize
Perform Marriages
Perform Funerals
Hear Confessions
A Deacon cannot hear confessions or consecrate the Eucharist
11. Who was the first pope?
Pope Gregory the Great
Pope Clement
Simon Peter
James
Paul
Pope Paul I
12. The Church considers everything the Pope teaches to be infallible?
True
False
13. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches us that:
There are three Gods, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
There is one God who is manifested in three different ways
There is one God who exists as three persons
Both God and Mary are divine
Catholics Do not believe in the Trinity.
14. According to the Catechism of The Catholic Church, the third commandment is:
Have no other Gods before me
Do not use the Lords Name in Vain
Remember the Sabbath Day
Honor thy mother and father
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not kill
15. How many sacraments are there in the Catholic Church?
1
3
4
5
6
7
16. Catholics believe in a second chance after death?
True
False
17. Catholics must confess all sins to a priest or they cannot go to heaven.
True
False
18. Catholics must attend mass on:
The First Friday of each month and Sundays
Sundays
Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
Sundays and Christmas and Easter
All Feast Days and Sundays
19. How many Holy Days of Obligation are observed in America?
4
5
6
7
8
20. Pope John Paul II added which mysteries to the Rosary.
Sorrowful Mysteries
Luminous Mysteries
Glorious Mysteries
Marian Mysteries
None
21. Catholics believe that the consecrated communion wafer and wine are:
A symbol of the Body and Blood of Christ
The actual Body and Blood of Christ
22. An Ostensorium is a:
Chalice for the wine
A special candle holder used on the altar
A monstrance used to display a consecrated host
The vessel in which the consecrated host for the laity are kept
A cloth used to cover the altar vessels
23. An indulgence is the forgiveness of a past or future sin.
True
False
24. The Catholic Church teaches that in confession, the priest can actually forgive the sins of the penitent, by the grace of God.
True
False
25. The title Pope, comes from the word Papa which means?
Bishop
Priest
Father
Leader
Vicar of Christ
26. To genuflect is when:
The priest kisses the altar before mass
Make the sign of the cross
Kneel or bow down
Reflect on our sins during the Penitential Rite
Strike your chest three times during the Nicene Creed
27. A woman can validly be ordained a priest if she is ordained by a bishop?
True
False
28. The Catholic Church does not believe in using Icons.
True
False
29. A priest can cease being a priest when:
He retires
He is removed from the ministry by a Bishop
He leaves the Catholic Church
Never, like marriage, priesthood is a permanent vocation
30. A valid marriage can be dissolved through a church annulment.
True
False

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