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1. How many sacraments of the Catholic Church are there?

Your Answer: 7

They are Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Annointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Marriage.
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2. May an unbaptized atheist administer the sacrament of baptism?


Your Answer: n The correct answer was

Under extraordinary circumstances anyone may administer the sacrament of baptism, as long as he or she has the right intentions!
42% of players have answered correctly.

3. Is it possible for a man to receive every sacrament?


Your Answer: n The correct answer was

Yes, it is possible, but only a widower may receive the fullness of the sacrament of Holy Orders and marriage as married men may not become bishops.
75% of players have answered correctly.

4. The fact that the grace of a sacrament comes from the very fact of it being administered, and is NOT effected by the holiness of the minister or recipient is called by which of these latin phrases?
Your Answer: ex opere operantis The correct answer was ex

opere operato

Ex opere operantis is an idea that Martin Luther came up with saying that the grace of the sacrament is affected by both the grace of the minister and the recipient. The other two are just products of my imagination.
29% of players have answered correctly.

5. What are the three sacraments of Initiation?


Your Answer: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation

Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are the sacraments of Healing. Holy Orders and Marriage are the sacraments of Vocation.
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6. Eucharist administered to the dying is known by what other name?


Your Answer: viaticum

Viaticum translated from the latin means "provision for a journey".


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7. How many sacraments may a priest administer according to the eastern tradition?

Your Answer: 5 The correct answer was 6

A priest may administer any sacrament other than Holy Orders according to the eastern tradition. According to the western tradition the answer would be five as in the western tradition the husband and wife are the administers of the sacrament of Marriage. Though normally in the western tradition a bishop administers confirmation, a priest may do so under extraordinary circumstances.
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8. How many sacraments does the Catholic Church typically recognize as valid if performed by another denomination other than the Eastern Orthodox or Catholic Church?
Your Answer: 1 The correct answer was 2

The Catholic Church accepts both Baptism and Marriage as valid if performed by other denominations. Marriage is preferably performed by a Catholic priest, but, according to the Catechism, the sacrament of matrimony is a gift the two spouses give each other.
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9. May a non-baptized person be validly married by the Catholic Church?


Your Answer: n The correct answer was

Yes, but only if the partner is Catholic and dispensation is obtained from a competent authority.
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10. How many sacraments leave an indelible mark on one's soul according to the Catholic Church?
Your Answer: 2 The correct answer was 3

The three are Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders.


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1. What is the only language the Holy Tridentine may be celebrated in?
Your Answer: Latin

Latin is often considered a "dead" language, which makes it absolutely fitting for the Mass. The fact that it's "dead" prevents alterations in the meaning of the words, truly uniting all the Masses offered all around the world.
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2. Before a High Mass is celebrated, the "Asperges" takes place. What is this?
Your Answer: Sprinkling of Holy Water

The priest kneels at the foot of the altar and intones the Asperges: "Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor: lavabis me et super nivem dealbabor", which means: "Cleanse me of sin with hyssop, O Lord, that I may be purified; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." He then sprinkles the altar, servers, and laity with holy water.
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3. During Low Mass, how many candles are lit?


Your Answer: Seven The correct answer was Two

At Low Mass, which is less solemn and spoken (not sung), only 2 candles are lit. At High Mass, 6 additional candles are lit. And if a Bishop is celebrating Mass in his own diocese, 7 are lit.
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4. "Sanctus" means what?


Your Answer: Holy

"Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts" - "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth"
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5. What are the opening prayers, said by the priest alternately with the server, called?
Your Answer: The Collects The correct answer was Prayers

at the Foot of the Altar

The Prayers at the Foot of the Altar are said strictly by the priest and server alone. The priest bows while everyone else kneels.
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6. The prayer the priest says before reading the Holy Gospel is called what?

Your Answer: Munda cor Meum

Munda cor Meum means, "Cleanse my heart", and the English translation of this prayer is: "Cleanse my heart and my lips, O Almighty God, Who cleansed the lips of the Prophet Isaiah with a burning coal. In Your gracious mercy deign so to purify me that I may worthily proclaim Your Holy Gosepl. Through Christ our Lord. Amen."
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7. When the priest says: "Dominus Vobiscum", the correct response made by the server is...?
Your Answer: "Et cum spiritu tuo"

"Et cum spiritu tuo" translates as: "And with your spirit".
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8. In the Roman Canon, what is the first prayer?


Your Answer: Prayer for the Church

The priest offers prayers for the Pope, the local bishop, and all true believers who cherish the Catholic and Apostolic Faith.
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9. What is the Pater Noster?


Your Answer: The Lord's Prayer

Surely you can remember the priest chanting the words of the Our Father: "Pater Noster, qui es in coelis: sanctificetur nomen tuum..."
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10. What are the prayers called that are said while purifying the sacred vessels?
Your Answer: The Purificamus Te. The correct answer was The

Ablutions

The Ablutions include a prayers for holiness and grace from Holy Communion.
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11. The Last Gospel is usually read at the very end of the Mass. Who is the Evangelist that wrote this?
Your Answer: St. John

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God..."
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12. The prayers after Low Mass do NOT include which of the following?
Your Answer: Prayer to St. Michael The correct answer was The

Our Father

The words "Hail Mary" are said three times, then the Hail Holy Queen is said, and then the Prayer to St. Michael.
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13. What is the hat the priest wears at certain times during the Mass? Be careful of spelling.

Your Answer: mozzeta The correct answer was Biretta

For priests, the biretta is black, fuchsia for Bishops, and red for Cardinals.
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14. There are how many genuflections in the Holy Tridentine Mass?
Your Answer: 16

There are 16 genuflections in the Mass, ranging from the first when the priest comes to the altar, and the last while reading the Last Gospel.
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15. Where does the word "Tridentine" come from?


Your Answer: Council of Trent

It comes from the Council of Trent. It means, "Of Trent" or "From Trent".

1. At the beginning of Mass, the priest, deacon and subdeacon (or priest and server) recite alternatively a Psalm. Which Psalm is this?
Your Answer: Psalm 23 The correct answer was Psalm

42

Psalm 42, commonly called the "Judica me, Deus" is always recited at the beginning of Mass except in Requiem (funeral) Masses and during Passiontide. It expresses most fittingly our joy and confidence in God.
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2. The first Sign of the Cross during Mass is made at the first words: "In nomine Patris, et Filii,+ et Spiritus Sancti. Amen." When is the second Sign of the Cross normally made?
Your Answer: At the "Indulgentiam, + absolutionem, et remissionem peccatorum nostrorum" The correct answer was At

the "Adjutorium nostrum + in nomine

Domini"
"Adjutorium nostrum + in nomine Domini" means "Our help is in the name of the Lord". The priest signs himself for the second time during this strong statement of faith.
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3. What does the priest do from the "Deus, tu conversus vivificabis nos" to the "Et clamor meus ad te veniat"?
Your Answer: He bows

The priest, having just offered the Indulgentiam, bows low to express his and our petition for the remission of our sins.
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4. Where is the Sign of the Cross made during the Introit at Requiem Masses?
Your Answer: Over the Altar The correct answer was Over

the Missale

Fewer Signs of the Cross are made on the priest and in blessing to the people during Requiem Masses so as to afford all possible graces to the soul whom the Mass is being offered for.
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5. What are the first words said during the Offertory for the offering of the host?
Your Answer: Suscipe, sancte Pater

"Suscipe, sancte Pater" are the beginning words for the offering of the host which goes: "Accept, O Holy Father, Almighty and Eternal God, this spotless host, which I, Thy unworthy servant, offer to Thee, to atone for my numberless sins, offenses, and negligences; on behalf of all here present and likewise for all faithful Christians living and dead, that it may profit me and them as a means of salvation to life everlasting. Amen."
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6. In the pre-1955 rubrics for Holy Week, what color are the vestments that the priest wears during the actual Mass of the Pre-Sanctified on Good Friday?
Your Answer: Red The correct answer was Black

Prior to the reforms of Holy Week by Pope Pius XII, the priest wore only black on Good Friday. After the reforms were implemented, the priest was instructed to changed into purple Mass vestments after the unveiling of the Cross.
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7. During the "Supplices te rogamus...", there are several things the priest does. Which of the following is NOT done
Your Answer: He signs the Oblata The correct answer was He

genulfects

He bows low during this prayer, but does not genuflect. He wont

genuflect again until the uncovering of the chalice at the Minor Elevation.
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8. How many crosses are made with the Host during the Minor Elevation?
Your Answer: 1 The correct answer was Five Other accepted answers: 5

First there are three made over the chalice: "Per ip + sum, et cum ip + so, et in ip +so," and then two between the chalice and the priest: "est tibi Deo Patri + omnipotenti, in unitate Spiritus + Sancti, omnis honor et gloria."
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9. At the end of the Pater Noster (the Our Father), who says the "Amen" and how does he say it?
Your Answer: The server, aloud The correct answer was The

priest, silently

The priest prays the Our Father up until "and lead us not into temptation" to which the server responds, "But deliver us from evil." and the priest, inaudibly, answers "Amen."
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10. While the priest is reciting the Agnus Dei, what must he do?
Your Answer: Break the Host

The correct answer was Strikes

his breast

Three times he strikes his breast, once for each "Agnus Dei".

1. Which of these terms is used to describe the sanctifying grace that is in our soul after Baptism, especially the fact that it sticks in us unless we fall into mortal sin?
Your Answer: indelible The correct answer was habitual

In other words, we receive helping grace from Baptism that gives a habit towards goodness. Baptism does leave an indelible (non-erasable) mark on our soul, just like Confirmation and Holy Orders do.
15% of players have answered correctly.

2. What is the term used for the physical symbol used in each sacrament?
Your Answer: matter

The essential matter in Baptism is water. Other optional things are the lighted candle, the Oil of Catechumens, and white garment. The essential form (words) in Baptism are, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."
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3. According to Catholic teaching, in every case one has to be a Christian in order to baptize someone else.
Your Answer: True

The correct answer was f

Normally a priest baptizes people, but in an emergency anyone can baptize. The Catholic Church teaches that, in cases of emergency, only intent matters: even someone who has not themselves been baptized may confer the sacrament if their intent is the same as what a priest would have intended.
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4. If a Baptism is valid but not fruitful, it has left an indelible mark, but at this point no sanctifying grace is being received by that person.
Your Answer: False The correct answer was t

If the sacrament is valid, an indelible mark is always left on the person's soul. However, if there is an obstacle of mortal sin, that person probably won't be recieving any grace until that obstacle is removed.
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5. The anointing with Sacred Chrism in Baptism is a reminder that we are consecrated as priests, prophets, and slaves.
Your Answer: False

This one is definitely false. We are NOT consecrated as slaves. We are consecrated as priests, prophets, and kings.
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6. A sacrament is an invisible sign that brings us visible grace.

Your Answer: True The correct answer was f

A sacrament is a visible sign that brings us invisible grace, you obviously can't see grace. Another definitions used is a visible sign instituted by Christ to give us grace.
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7. Which Gift of the Holy Spirit gives us a deeper appreciation of other persons, and of the mysteries of our Faith?
Your Answer: Wisdom The correct answer was Understanding

These four seem similar at first, but they each have a different meaning. Wisdom helps us see the "whole picture" and look toward what ultimately matters in life. Prudence leads us to use sound judgment in the decisions we make. Knowledge aids us in our quest for the truth.
52% of players have answered correctly.

8. We all know that a virtue is a good thing, but what do you call the opposite of a virtue?
Your Answer: vice

In the freshman religion class I'm in, we gave a three-part definition to a virtue: a habit, a middle way between two extremes, and it's found in a virtuous person. So I guess a vice also be a habit. It would probably be an extreme and it would be found in a vicious person.
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9. Only a bishop can be a celebrant for Confirmation.


Your Answer: True The correct answer was f

A priest can also be celebrant under certain circumstances if given permission by a bishop, but usually a bishop is.
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10. Many Lutherans believe in the Real Presence, but not in the same way that Catholics do.
Your Answer: True

Both Lutherans and Catholics believe that Christ's presence is in the Eucharist after it is consecrated. However, Catholics believe in transubstantiation and Lutherans believe in consubstantiation. The difference is that in trans., the belief is that the bread and wine change completely into the Body and Blood. In cons., the belief is that it is both bread and the Body, and wine and the Blood.
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11. In which part of the Mass (right after the greeting) do the priest and congregation turn to Jesus to ask for mercy?
Your Answer: Penitential Rite

After the Penitential Rite comes the Gloria, and then the Collect. Later on are the General Intercessions, Offertory, Preface, Eucharistic Prayer, and Communion.
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12. When talking about Transubstantiation and Consubstantiation, two words involving philosophy come into play. One is substance, any individual thing, and the other is a term used to describe any quality or property or attribute that is found in a substance. What is this term?
Your Answer: accident

In transubstantiation, the substance (bread and wine) change to the Body and Blood, while the accidents stay the same.
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13. In the case of an emergency, a lay person may be the celebrant of Anointing of the Sick, and it will still be valid.
Your Answer: True The correct answer was f

In Anointing of the Sick, only a priest may be the celebrant.


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14. Which name for Anointing of the Sick is used to suggest it's done in the very last moments of the person's life?
Your Answer: Extreme Unction

Extreme Unction is used to suggest they're about to die. Last Rites is used when it includes Confession and Communion given to a person on his/her deathbed. So they both are used when death is approaching, but one also refers to the Last Rites you receive.
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15. In Confession, mortal sins must be confessed according to what?


Your Answer: how serious The correct answer was kind

and number

You have to tell the priest what kind of mortal sin it was (stealing, adultery, ect.) and how many times you did it. Otherwise the priest will have to ask you, so it's much easier to just say it right away.

1. Who is revered as the first Pope?


Your Answer: St. Peter

St. Peter was the first Pope. 'And so I say to you, you are Peter. And on this rock will I build my Church.... I give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.' -St. Matthew 16:18. The Catholic Church can trace every single successor of Peter up until John Paul II - all 264 of them!
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2. What is the term for the change of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ during the Mass?
Your Answer: Transubstantiation

'Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.' - St. John 6:54,55
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3. Who was 'immaculately conceived'?

Your Answer: The Virgin Mary

The dogma of the Immaculate Conception teaches that the Virgin Mary was preserved from all stain of sin by God from the very moment of her conception, so that Christ could take his humanity and be born from a sinless woman. This is distinct from the doctrine of the Virgin Birth, which holds that Jesus was born of a virgin, without human intervention.
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4. According to the Catholic Church, where do souls who are still in need of purification from minor sins go after death?
Your Answer: Purgatory

Phoenix (where I live) in July would be the second best answer. :) Purgatory is only a temporary state, where souls are purified and cleansed, and every suffering soul in Purgatory, when made pure, will be admitted to God's presence in Heaven. In the 'Divine Comedy', Dante contrasts the hopelessness and despair of Hell with the joyful anticipation of Purgatory.
96% of players have answered correctly.

5. Which of these heresies maintained that Christ was not truly God?
Your Answer: Arianism

Arianism, named for the bishop Arius, held that Jesus had one nature only - human. Although this heresy was introduced in the fourth century, some modern religious groups such as Jehovah's Witnesses have an Arian understanding of Christ's nature.
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6. What Catholic religious order did Martin Luther belong to before he broke from the church?
Your Answer: Augustinian

Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk before his separation from the Church.
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7. What does 'catholic' mean?


Your Answer: 'Universal'

'Catholic' means 'universal' in Greek. It is called Catholic because it is includes all people, of every race, language, and culture. The Church is, admittedly, discriminatory on the basis of creed. {;)}
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8. According to Pope Pius XI, and many Catholic scholars before him (such as St. Jerome and Clement of Alexandria), is contraception allowed in a marriage?
Your Answer: n

Contraception has always been viewed by the Church as a grave sin because it closes the sex act to the transmission of life, its foremost purpose. Pope Pius XI wrote in 1930 his work "Casti Connubii" which spoke out against contraception, but acknowledged that in a marriage there may be other reasons to have intercourse.
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9. What is the name of the state of perfect natural happiness that some believe is where the souls of righteous non-

Christians and unbaptized babies go at death? Note: this is an unofficial doctrine of the church.
Your Answer: Heaven The correct answer was Limbo

Limbo is not a doctrine of the Church - it is a theological construct that the Church allows its members to believe if they wish. The Catholic Church teaches that it simply does not know where these souls go. The Church is sure, however, that they do not go to Hell, because deliberate, mortal sin is required for eternal damnation.
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10. Despite being forbidden to in the Roman Catholic Church, are ordained priests allowed to marry in ANY rite of the Catholic Church?
Your Answer: n The correct answer was

It is in the Roman (Western) Rite of the Church that priests may not marry (although if they were married before he received Holy Orders, the marriage is still intact, as marriage is indissoluble). In some Eastern rites, priests may marry after receiving Holy Orders.
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11. What is the term for the belief that God created the universe from nothing?
Your Answer: 'Ex nihilo'

'Ex' means 'from' and 'nihilo' means 'nothing' (think nihilism - belief in nothing).

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12. When the children of the Vision of Fatima were canonized by Pope John Paul II they became the youngest saints. Prior to them, who was the youngest Catholic saint?
Your Answer: St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti died at the age of twelve from injuries sustained from a would-be rapist. He stabbed her fourteen times. She died two days later, but not before forgiving him and asking God's forgiveness of him as well.
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13. According to Catholic teaching, does the gift of infallibility prevent the Pope from committing sin?
Your Answer: n

Infallibility, the inability to issue error on a matter of faith or morals when speaking as the head of the Catholic Church, is not the same as impeccability, or the inability to sin. Only Our Lord Jesus and His Blessed Mother are impeccable. The Pope is a sinner, and our humble current Pope would be the first to admit it.
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14. Which of these is a venial sin?


Your Answer: Performing or procuring an abortion The correct answer was Cheating

on a test

A venial sin is one that does not destroy our relationship with God. However, they do make one more prone to committing a mortal sin.
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15. According to Catholic teaching, which of the following is not God?


Your Answer: The Virgin Mary

Although many people think that Catholics regard Mary as somewhat divine, Catholics are forbidden to regard her as anything but a human being. But because she was specially chosen to be the mother of God incarnate, Catholics revere her as the highest of the saints. The other Three are the Persons of the Holy Trinity.
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