RS Quiz No 3

10 Questions to debunk Christmas Myths

 

  1. How many wise men are there?

     

  2. Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?

     

  3. What, in the traditional nativity story, may be a clue as to why this event could not have happened in wintertime?

     

  4. Where (what dwelling place) does the Bible say that Jesus was born?

     

  5. How many Gospels actually retell the birth of Jesus?

     

  6. Can you complete the end of this well-known carol?

    “the cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little lord Jesus ____ _____ _____ _____.”

     

  7. ChristingleWhat does a Christingle symbolise?

     

  8. Where does the Christingle originate?

     

  9. Why does Santa wear red?

     

  10. What is the traditional name of Boxing Day?

     

Bonus Question

What did people traditionally do on Boxing Day?

 

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RS Quiz No 2

Hindu society

Question 1

om_sacred_symbol_hinduismWhich Hindu festival is known as the ‘festival of light’?

Question 2

Who is celebrated in the festival of Navaratri?

Question 3

Which Hindu God is believed to have the head of an elephant?

Question 4

Which Hindu group can often be found in the streets of Manchester, chanting and handing out free Hindu literature?

Question 5

In which month is the festival of colour celebrated by Hindus?


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RS Quiz No 1

This quiz is about Islam

Question 1

How many Muslims fought with the Allies in the First World War?

Question 2

What language does the term ‘alkali’ come from?

Question 3

Who said, ‘What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful and to remove the sufferings of the injured.’

Question 4

Saint George, The Patron Saint of England, hailed from which countries?

Question 5

Where does the term ‘checkmate’ originate from?

Bonus question:

How many times is Mary, the mother of Jesus, mentioned in the Qur’an?


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RS Quiz No 3 – Answers

10 Questions to debunk Christmas Myths – Answers

  1. How many wise men are there?

    We do not know! We assume there are three, simply because of the three gifts that are given (Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh).

  2. Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?

    Contrary to popular belief, this is not Jesus’ birthday. From the 4th century, Christmas began to be celebrated in December to take attention away from the Winter Solstice, a pagan festival.

  3. What, in the traditional nativity story, may be a clue as to why this event could not have happened in wintertime?

    The shepherds – in Bethlehem winters, it is extremely cold. Temperatures regularly dropped below freezing in the dark, so they only kept watch during April-September.

    The census – this event commonly took place during harvest season as this was the best time for travel.

  4. Where (what dwelling place) does the Bible say that Jesus was born?

    Not a stable! This is never actually mentioned. Luke’s Gospel does say, “he was laid in a box where animals were fed.” 2:7. We may commonly assume this was a stable, but it is never actually mentioned.

  5. How many Gospels actually retell the birth of Jesus?

    Only 2 out of 4 – The Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

  6. Can you complete the end of this well-known carol?

    “the cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little lord Jesus ____ _____ _____ _____.”

    No crying he makes. However,…can we believe this? If Jesus is both fully human and fully divine, surely a baby would make some noise?!

  7. ChristingleWhat does a Christingle symbolise?

    Orange – the world

    Red ribbon – the blood that was shed,

    Cocktail sticks – the world’s axis

    Raisins – the fruits of the world

    Candle – Jesus as the light of the world.

  8. Where does the Christingle originate?

    Germany. The Moravian church – in 1747 Bishop Johannes De Watteville looked for a way to explain the happiness that had come to people through Jesus.

  9. Why does Santa wear red?

    Due to Coca Cola! They changed the traditional colour from green to red.

  10. What is the traditional name of Boxing Day?

    Saint Stephen’s day…

Bonus Question

What did people traditionally do on Boxing Day?

Servants would take the day off and receive food parcels from their local master.

RS Quiz No 1 – answers

Answers for Islam Quiz

Answer 1

Research indicates that 400 000 to 2.5 million Muslims fought in the trenches with the call to prayer being made, Halal meat being served and Imams, Priests and Rabbis learning one another’s burial rites for fallen soldiers.

Answer 2

The Arabic word al-Qaliy.

Answer 3

Muhammad (pbuh).

Answer 4

He was half Turkish and half Palestinian.

Answer 5

The Arabic ‘Sheikh Maat which means the king has died.

Bonus answer:

Mary is mentioned with much respect and tenderness in the Quran. Do you know how many times she is mentioned?
34 times

RS Quiz No 6 – Answers

  1. Can you name the Muslim female World War 2 veteran who was awarded a George Cross for bravery?
    She also went by the name Nora Baker and was a published author of Indian and American descent who was posthumously awarded the George Cross for her service in the Special Operations Executive, the highest civilian decoration in the UK. As an SOE agent she became the first female wireless operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance during World War II, and was Britain’s first Muslim war heroine.
  2. What was the name of the first mosque in Britain and who founded it?
    The earliest recorded mosque in Britain was founded in a Liverpool terrace house in 1889. The Muslim Institute was established by a group of 20 British converts to Islam, led by Sheikh Abdullah William Henry Quilliam (1856-1932). A local solicitor raised in a Methodist family, Quilliam had converted to Islam during his travels in Morocco.
  3. Where does the musical instrument the lute come from?
    The lute derives its name, as well as its distinctive shape, from the Arabic ‘ud, an instrument which is very much at the heart of Arabic musical life to this day. ‘Al ‘ud’ means ‘the wooden one.’ It came to Europe in the Middle Ages from Muslims in Moorish Spain.
  4. When the  Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation as a Prophet, who was the first to believe in him and support him?
    Khadijah, his wife. She was older than him and proposed in marriage to him before becoming the first to embrace Islam. She was a successful businesswoman in Mecca.
  5. 2 women in particular are mentioned as eternal role models in Chapter 66 of the Quran. Can you name them?
    Mary or Maryam, mother of Jesus and Aasiya, wife of Pharoah.
  6. Who built the first pinhole camera around 1000 AD?
    Ibn al Haytham also called Father of Modern Optics. He hailed from Iraq. His most famous work is the 7 volume book Kitab ul Manazir or Book of Optics. By using a dark room with a pinhole on one side and a white sheet on the other, he projected an inverted image of the objects outside the room on the sheet opposite. He called this the “qamara”. It was the world’s first camera obscura.
  7. What does Allahu Akbar mean?
    God is Great. It is also said by Arabic speaking Jews and Christians, amongst others. It is also used in the call to prayer.
  8. What chapter in the Quran is named after a much revered lady?
    Maryam or Mary
  9. What contribution did early Muslims make to modern surgery?
    Many modern surgical instruments are of exactly the same design as those devised in the 10th century by a Muslim surgeon called al-Zahrawi. His scalpels, bone saws, forceps, fine scissors for eye surgery and many of the 200 instruments he devised are recognisable to a modern surgeon. It was he who discovered that catgut used for internal stitches dissolves away naturally.
  10. Do you know what the words ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslim’ mean?
    Islam and Muslim derive from the root Arabic word ‘slm’ which means submission to God. Muslims believe that though submission to God, peace is attained.

RS Quiz no 5 – Answers

  1. The second largest holiday for eating candy is Easter. Which is the first?
    Halloween
  2. In which country did the idea of the Easter bunny start?
    Germany
  3. What was the purpose of the Easter Act passed in the UK in 1928?
    Establish a date for Easter
  4. True or false
    A lamb is one of the symbols of Easter.
    True
  5. What does the egg represent at Easter?
    New life
  6. What does “resurrection” actually mean?
    The rising of the dead
  7. What is the name of the apostle who betrayed Jesus?
    Judas Iscariot
  8. Where was Jesus’s broken body laid to rest?
    A tomb, just outside of Jerusalem city walls
  9. Complete this quote:
    He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.”
    Matthew 8:31
  10. Why are Greek Easter eggs red?
    To represent the blood of Jesus/his sacrifice.