- Can you name the Muslim female World War 2 veteran who was awarded a George Cross for bravery?
- What was the name of the first mosque in Britain and who founded it?
- Where does the musical instrument the lute come from?
- When the Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation as a Prophet, who was the first to believe in him and support him?
- 2 women in particular are mentioned as eternal role models in Chapter 66 of the Quran. Can you name them?
- Who built the first pinhole camera around 1000 AD?
- What does Allahu Akbar mean?
- What chapter in the Quran is named after a much revered lady?
- What contribution did early Muslims make to modern surgery?
- Do you know what the words ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslim’ mean?
- The second largest holiday for eating candy is Easter. Which is the first?
- In which country did the idea of the Easter bunny start?
- What was the purpose of the Easter Act passed in the UK in 1928?
- True or false
A lamb is one of the symbols of Easter.
- What does the egg represent at Easter?
- What does “resurrection” actually mean?
- What is the name of the apostle who betrayed Jesus?
- Where was Jesus’s broken body laid to rest?
- Complete this quote:“He then began to teach them that the ___ __ ___ must suffer many things and be _______ by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after ____ days rise again.
- Why are Greek Easter eggs red?
The trip to the Synagogue was an amazing experience! It was very interesting because it linked perfectly to what Year 8 have been studying in their RS lessons. We got the opportunity to ask the experts lots of questions, which was definitely not wasted! We were shown around and taught about the main features of a Synagogue and what happen when Jewish People worship. I learnt a lot from this trip. For example, we were told that Jewish People have a prayer for the Royal family, which originated as a way of thanking the Royal Family for allowing the Jewish Population back into England after their previous expulsion. Also, the fact that we got to see the Torah, Jewish people’s holy scripture was very exciting!! To be honest, I expected the Synagogue to be architecturally similar to a church; old and traditional. But to my surprise, the Synagogue was very modern. Overall, this was an awesome trip and was very valuable in helping with my understanding in this particular topic about Judaism.
Written by Fatima, Year 8
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“the cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little lord Jesus ____ _____ _____ _____.”
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Our next ‘Did you know?’ quiz will be 10 Questions to debunk Christmas..
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Saint George, The Patron Saint of England, hailed from which countries?
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Our next ‘Did you know?’ quiz will be written by one of our own faith groups: Hindu society.