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1. Who is the patron saint of lost causes? Reveal Answer St. Jude 2. What is the name of the Pope’s residence in Vatican City? Reveal Answer The Apostolic Palace 3. What do Catholics believe the bread and wine become during the Eucharist? Reveal Answer Body and Blood of Christ 4. Which event marks the start of the Catholic liturgical year? Reveal Answer First Sunday of Advent 5. In Catholic tradition, who are the Four Evangelists? Reveal Answer Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John 6. Which saint is associated with the ‘Canticle of the Sun’? Reveal Answer St. Francis of Assisi 7. Which Catholic council promulgated the dogma of the Immaculate Conception? Reveal Answer Council of Trent Reveal Answer Magisterium 9. Which Pope started the Second Vatican Council? Reveal Answer Pope John XXIII 10. Who was the first non-Italian Pope after 1523? Reveal Answer Pope John Paul II 11. What is the primary language of the Roman Catholic Church? Reveal Answer Latin 12. What is the Catholic prayer ‘Hail Mary’ based on? Reveal Answer Luke 1:28 and Luke 1:42 13. Who is considered the first Pope of the Catholic Church? Reveal Answer St. Peter 14. What does the term ‘Amen’ mean? Reveal Answer So be it 15. Who is known as the ‘Doctor of the Church’? Reveal Answer St. Thomas Aquinas 16. What is the purpose of the sacrament of Reconciliation? Reveal Answer To forgive sins 17. Who is the patron saint of travelers? Reveal Answer St. Christopher 18. Who are considered the Church Fathers? Reveal Answer Early Christian theologians 19. What are the seven deadly sins? Reveal Answer Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, Sloth 20. Who was the first American-born saint? Reveal Answer St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 21. What is the name of the Catholic declaration of faith? Reveal Answer The Nicene Creed 22. Which book contains the Catholic Church’s liturgical rites? Reveal Answer The Roman Missal Reveal Answer Catholic Social Teaching 24. What is the symbolism of the Papal Tiara? Reveal Answer Authority and sovereignty of the Pope 25. What is the official daily prayer of the Catholic Church? Reveal Answer The Liturgy of the Hours 26. Which council affirmed the doctrine of Papal Infallibility? Reveal Answer First Vatican Council 27. Who is known as the ‘Apostle of Ireland’? Reveal Answer St. Patrick 28. What is the Catholic doctrine of ‘Transubstantiation’? Reveal Answer Bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ 29. What are the Four Last Things in Catholic theology? Reveal Answer Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell 30. What is the largest religious order in the Catholic Church? Reveal Answer The Jesuits 31. Who is the patron saint of animals? Reveal Answer St. Francis of Assisi 32. What is the Catholic practice of venerating relics? Reveal Answer Honoring the physical remains of saints 33. Who was the youngest Pope in history? Reveal Answer Pope John XII 34. Who is the patron saint of musicians? Reveal Answer St. Cecilia 35. What are the three theological virtues? Reveal Answer Faith, Hope, and Charity 36. What is the purpose of a Papal Encyclical? Reveal Answer To communicate to the Church on matters of faith and morals 37. What is the name of the cup used in the Eucharist? Reveal Answer Chalice 38. What are the Seven Sacraments? Reveal Answer Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony 39. What is the term for a cause to declare someone a saint? Reveal Answer Canonization 40. Which Pope canonized the most saints? Reveal Answer Pope John Paul II 41. Who wrote the ‘Confessions’ and ‘City of God’? Reveal Answer St. Augustine 42. What does the word ‘Catholic’ mean? Reveal Answer Universal 43. What is the term for the Pope’s ring? Reveal Answer The Fisherman’s Ring 44. What does the ‘Immaculate Conception’ refer to? Reveal Answer Mary’s conception without original sin 45. What are the two parts of the Mass? Reveal Answer The Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist 46. Who is the patron saint of lost items? Reveal Answer St. Anthony of Padua 47. What are the spiritual works of mercy? Reveal Answer Counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort the afflicted, forgive offenses, bear wrongs patiently, pray for the living and the dead 48. Who wrote the ‘Summa Theologica’? Reveal Answer St. Thomas Aquinas 49. What is the color of the Pope’s non-liturgical dress? Reveal Answer White 50. What are the prayers of the Rosary? Reveal Answer Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and Hail, Holy Queen 51. Who is the patron saint of hopeless cases? Reveal Answer St. Rita of Cascia 52. What are the Corporal Works of Mercy? Reveal Answer Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, bury the dead 53. What is the Assumption of Mary? Reveal Answer The taking up of Mary’s body and soul into heaven 54. What is the symbol of the Holy Spirit? Reveal Answer A dove 55. Who was the Pope during World War II? Reveal Answer Pope Pius XII 56. What is the proper name for a Papal blessing? Reveal Answer Urbi et Orbi 57. What is the largest Catholic cathedral in the world? Reveal Answer St. Peter’s Basilica 58. Who was the longest-reigning Pope? Reveal Answer Pope Pius IX 59. What are the Stations of the Cross? Reveal Answer Fourteen events in the Passion of Christ 60. What does ‘INRI’ stand for? Reveal Answer Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews 61. What is the official title for a person who is declared a saint? Reveal Answer Canonized 62. Who is the patron saint of students? Reveal Answer St. Thomas Aquinas 63. Which Pope declared the dogma of the Assumption of Mary? Reveal Answer Pope Pius XII 64. What is the name of the candle used during the Easter Vigil? Reveal Answer Paschal Candle 65. Who is considered the ‘Prince of the Apostles’? Reveal Answer St. Peter 66. Who wrote the ‘Divine Comedy’? Reveal Answer Dante Alighieri 67. What is the purpose of the sacrament of Confirmation? Reveal Answer Completion of baptismal grace 68. Who is the patron saint of youth? Reveal Answer St. John Bosco 69. Which council resolved the Arian controversy? Reveal Answer First Council of Nicaea 70. What is the term for a diocesan bishop’s church? Reveal Answer Cathedral 71. Who is the patron saint of mothers? Reveal Answer St. Monica 72. What is the term for the elevated platform in a church? Reveal Answer Altar 73. Who wrote the Five Proofs of God’s Existence? Reveal Answer St. Thomas Aquinas 74. What is the color of liturgical vestments worn during Advent and Lent? Reveal Answer Purple 75. Who is known as the ‘Apostle of the Gentiles’? Reveal Answer St. Paul 76. What are the joyful mysteries of the rosary? Reveal Answer Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation, Finding of Jesus in the Temple 77. What are the names of the two thieves crucified with Jesus? Reveal Answer Dismas and Gestas 78. What is the color of liturgical vestments worn during Ordinary Time? Reveal Answer Green 79. What are the precepts of the Church? Reveal Answer Attend Mass on Sundays, confess sins annually, receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season, observe the days of fasting and abstinence, provide for the material needs of the Church 80. Who is the patron saint of television? Reveal Answer St. Clare of Assisi 81. What does the ‘ICXC NIKA’ symbol mean? Reveal Answer Jesus Christ Conquers 82. What is the difference between a cathedral and a basilica? Reveal Answer A cathedral is the bishop’s church, a basilica has been given special privileges by the Pope 83. What is the name of the Pope’s summer residence? Reveal Answer Castel Gandolfo 84. What is the significance of the white smoke during a Papal Conclave? Reveal Answer A new Pope has been elected 85. What is the name for the practice of quiet, reflective prayer? Reveal Answer Contemplation 86. Who is the patron saint of soldiers? Reveal Answer St. Michael the Archangel 87. What is the name of the hat worn by bishops and cardinals? Reveal Answer Mitre 88. What is the symbolism of the Keys of Heaven? Reveal Answer Authority of the Papacy 89. What is the name for the seat of a bishop in his cathedral? Reveal Answer Cathedra 90. Who is the patron saint of the internet? Reveal Answer St. Isidore of Seville 91. What is the term for the Friday before Easter Sunday? Reveal Answer Good Friday 92. What is the term for a priest’s sermon? Reveal Answer Homily 93. What is the significance of the ‘Chi-Rho’ symbol? Reveal Answer It represents Christ 94. Who is the patron saint of children? Reveal Answer St. Nicholas 95. What are the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Reveal Answer Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the Pillar, Crowning with Thorns, Carrying of the Cross, Crucifixion and Death 96. Who is the patron saint of cooks? Reveal Answer St. Lawrence 97. What is the Catholic term for the ritual washing of the altar? Reveal Answer Aspersion 98. Who is the patron saint of cancer patients? Reveal Answer St. Peregrine Laziosi