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Quiz about Holy Week Maundy Thursday
Quiz about Holy Week Maundy Thursday

Holy Week: Maundy Thursday Trivia Quiz


Test your knowledge of this Lenten holy day.

A multiple-choice quiz by skylarb. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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skylarb
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4 mins
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Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper. Which of these events did NOT occur at the Last Supper? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In the account of the Last Supper found in the Gospel of John, Jesus told his disciples, "a new command I give you." What is Christ's "new command" to his disciples? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In which church is Maundy Thursday called the "Thursday of Mysteries"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Maundy Thursday has sometimes been known by what name, originating from a word that means "clean" or "bright"? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The ritual of foot washing is practiced in many liturgical churches on Maundy Thursday, but what church routinely practices it before communion, which it traditionally holds four times a year? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In the Eastern Orthodox church, during the holy foot washing ceremony on Great and Holy Thursday, who washes whose feet? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Some theorize that in English usage, the term "maundy" arises from the Latin for "commandment." Others argue it arises from the French "mendier" or the Latin "mendicare" meaning what? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In Germany, this day is sometimes called "Gründonnerstag," which means what? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Eat this Bread" is a popular modern hymn for Maundy Thursday. Composed by Jacques Berthier, the song (in English) begins, "Eat this Bread, drink this Cup. / Come to Me and never be ____" what? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Last Supper is a common theme in Christian art. Which of the following painters is NOT known for depicting the Last Supper? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper. Which of these events did NOT occur at the Last Supper?

Answer: Jesus predicted Thomas would doubt his resurrection

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, the final meal that Jesus shared with his disciples during Passover. At this meal, he instituted the practice of communion, washed his disciples' feet, predicted Judas would betray him, and predicted Peter would deny him three times.

The story of the Last Supper is told in all four canonical gospels, though John's account does not include the institution of communion (it does include the foot washing). The story may be found in Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-39, and John 13:1-17:26.

In addition to the three synoptic gospels, Jesus's institution of the Lord's Supper is also recorded in Paul's letter to the Corinthians, which was written before the gospels:

"That the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes" (1 Corinthians 11: 22-26).
2. In the account of the Last Supper found in the Gospel of John, Jesus told his disciples, "a new command I give you." What is Christ's "new command" to his disciples?

Answer: Love one another.

After telling his disciples that he will be with them "only a little longer" and that "where I am going, you cannot come," Jesus says, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:33-34).

It is only after his resurrection that Jesus tells his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, "baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV).
3. In which church is Maundy Thursday called the "Thursday of Mysteries"?

Answer: Syriac Orthodox

This is also the term used by the Marionite Church (an Eastern Catholic church). The Syriac Orthodox Church in India is informally known as the Jacobite church. It's an autonomous Oriental Orthodox church that branched off from the Church of Antioch.

This day is called "Maundy Thursday" by many denominations. Catholics and Methodist might also call it "Holy Thursday," but Anglicans use that term for Ascension Day. The Coptic Orthodox Church calls it "Covenant Thursday." In the Eastern Orthodox Church, this day is called "Great and Holy Thursday."
4. Maundy Thursday has sometimes been known by what name, originating from a word that means "clean" or "bright"?

Answer: Shere Thursday

Shere is also sometimes spelled sheer. The origin of the term is unknown, but several theories have been posited. It comes perhaps from the washing of feet that occurs on this day ("clean"), or the change in liturgical colors that happens in some churches (from dark to bright), or from the custom of shearing the beard on this day.
5. The ritual of foot washing is practiced in many liturgical churches on Maundy Thursday, but what church routinely practices it before communion, which it traditionally holds four times a year?

Answer: Seventh-Day Adventist

Adventists traditionally take communion four times a year. This foot washing part of the service is called "the ordinance of humility" in the Adventist church and occurs before communion. In John 13:13-15, Christ sets the example:

"You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you" (NIV).

Although not always practiced routinely before communion throughout the year, foot washing is a common practice in many churches on Maundy Thursday. The foot washing rite may be called the Pedelavium, or "the Maundy," or simply "The Washing of Feet," depending on the church.
6. In the Eastern Orthodox church, during the holy foot washing ceremony on Great and Holy Thursday, who washes whose feet?

Answer: A bishop washes the feet of twelve priests

Traditionally, a metropolitan bishop washes the feet of twelve priests, just as Jesus washed the feet of his twelve disciples. In a monastery, the abbot will perform the foot washing on twelve of his brothers. In other Christian traditions, parishioners may wash each other's feet on this day, or the priest may wash the feet of the parishioners.
7. Some theorize that in English usage, the term "maundy" arises from the Latin for "commandment." Others argue it arises from the French "mendier" or the Latin "mendicare" meaning what?

Answer: To beg

The term "maundy" is thought by some to come from the Latin word mandatum, or "commandment" and to allude to Jesus's words: "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another" (John 13:34, KJV).

There is another theory, however. The English language was deeply influenced by French due to the Norman Conquest. Some speculate that "mendier" (French for "to beg") is the source for the term "maund," a small basket held out by beggars in hopes of receiving money. On Maundy Thursday, "maundsor baskets" were traditionally given to the poor by the monarch. This tradition dates back to King Edward I.
8. In Germany, this day is sometimes called "Gründonnerstag," which means what?

Answer: Green Thursday

"Grün" is German for "green" and "Donnerstag" is German for Thursday. While the origin of the term is not firmly known, according to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, there was a custom of eating green salad on this day, which has been posited as the source of the name. Alternatively, it may allude to the green vestments worn in some parts of Germany on Maundy Thursday.
9. "Eat this Bread" is a popular modern hymn for Maundy Thursday. Composed by Jacques Berthier, the song (in English) begins, "Eat this Bread, drink this Cup. / Come to Me and never be ____" what?

Answer: hungry

The song continues:

"Eat this Bread, drink this Cup.
Trust in Me and you will not thirst.
I am the Bread of Life,
the true Bread sent from the Father."

Jacques Berthier was a French composer who wrote this song and many others used in the Taizé Community, an ecumenical Christian monastic community in Burgundy, France. The song, which was composed in 1983, has become popular in churches of many different denominations.
10. The Last Supper is a common theme in Christian art. Which of the following painters is NOT known for depicting the Last Supper?

Answer: Claude Monet

James Tissot painted his "Last Supper" sometimes between 1886 and 1894. His painting depicts the disciples reclining on couches as they eat their meal.

Dagnan-Bouveret's 1896 "Last Supper" shows Jesus standing at the center of the table, illuminated and holding the cup.

The most famous depiction of the Last Supper is Leonardo da Vinci's late 15th century mural painting in Milan.

Some have speculated that Vincent Van Gogh even hid a depiction of the Last Supper in his painting "Café Terrace at Night."
Source: Author skylarb

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