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Quiz about Wisconsin We Have Religion
Quiz about Wisconsin We Have Religion

Wisconsin: We Have Religion Trivia Quiz


Wisconsin has seen all sorts of religious activity over the last 400 years. See how much you know about Bibles and Badgers.

A multiple-choice quiz by parrotman2006. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
409,488
Updated
Jul 31 22
# Qns
10
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Question 1 of 10
1. The imported French chapel at Marquette University is dedicated to which Saint? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The first Baptist church in the state of Wisconsin was built in what community? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Father Jacques Marquette, one the early explorers of Wisconsin, was a member of what religious order? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. A plaque in which Wisconsin community notes the importance of Mormons in the city's founding? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Circuit rider John Clark was an evangelist for what denomination in 1830s' Wisconsin? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The Gates of Heaven Synagogue, built in 1863, is located in which Wisconsin community? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the surname of the noted architect designed the Unitarian Church in Madison and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa?

Answer: (One Word - surname only)
Question 8 of 10
8. Holy Hill National Shrine is located in what Wisconsin community? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The Supreme Court case of Wisconsin vs Yoder (1972) was about the religious freedom of what group? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Before he was named Archbishop of Saint Louis, which Wisconsin diocese had Raymond Burke led? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The imported French chapel at Marquette University is dedicated to which Saint?

Answer: Joan of Arc

The Joan of Arc chapel has been on the Marquette campus since 1965. It was built around 1420 in Chasse, France, where it stayed for 500 years. It was brought to the United States by Gertrude Hill Gavin in the 1920s, when she changed the name of the chapel to honor Joan of Arc.

Gavin sold the chapel to Wisconsin businessman Marc Rotjman, who donated it to Marquette. Workmen spent nine months assembling the chapel. It has been open for visitors since 1966. The chapel is located directly southwest of the library, north of the Wehr Physics building.

Joan of Arc is one of France's national heroines. She was divinely inspired to led the troops of Charles VII during the Hundred Years War. She was later arrested, tried for heresy and burned at the stake in 1431. It would take almost 500 years, until 1920, before the church admitted it was wrong and made Joan a saint.

Bernadette of Lourdes had visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858. Saint Genevieve (419-502) is the patron saint of Paris. And Saint Isabelle was the daughter of King Louis XIII; her brother, Louis IX, was also a saint.
2. The first Baptist church in the state of Wisconsin was built in what community?

Answer: Delavan

While the first Baptist congregation in Wisconsin was founded in Milwaukee in 1836, the first actual church building was built in Delavan in 1841. By 1843, there were 20 churches active in Wisconsin with over 800 members.

The church still stands, with an active congregation. It held the first anti-slavery meeting in Wisconsin in 1842. The current brick building was constructed in 1855. The church is located at 212 South Main Street in downtown Delavan, right next to Phoenix Park.
3. Father Jacques Marquette, one the early explorers of Wisconsin, was a member of what religious order?

Answer: Jesuit

Jacques Marquette, who explored much of Wisconsin with Louis Jolliet in 1673, was a Jesuit missionary. Marquette and Jolliet landed near Green Bay and traveled on the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers to near present day Prairie du Chien. They traveled as far south as Arkansas, before heading back.

Marquette is buried near Saint Ignace, Michigan, on the upper peninsula. The National Parks Service has a National Memorial to Marquette located in Straits State Park, which is in the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge.

Marquette is also remembered at the Milwaukee university, which is a Jesuit school. The Jesuits were founded in 1540 by Saint Ignatius Loyola, and the order is active in over 100 nations around the world.
4. A plaque in which Wisconsin community notes the importance of Mormons in the city's founding?

Answer: Burlington

The town of Burlington was created by Moses and Aaron Smith, who were devout Mormons. James Jesse Strang moved to Burlington in 1844 and was baptized as a Mormon by church founder Joseph Smith. Following Joseph Smith's murder in 1844, Strang claimed that he was named as Smith's successor as leader of the Mormon church.

While most Mormons followed Brigham Young to Utah, Strang set up a community called Voree near Burlington. Strang himself was murdered in 1856; his followers were rounded up, and the Strangite wing of the church largely disintegrated. However, there are a small number of people who believe in Strang's version of Mormonism.

There is a Mormon church in Burlington at 4207 Mormon Road, on the west side of town just south of Chestnut.
5. Circuit rider John Clark was an evangelist for what denomination in 1830s' Wisconsin?

Answer: Methodist

The Reverend John Clark traveled quite extensively throughout Wisconsin in 1836, spreading the good word of Methodism to the Chippewa natives and early settlers of the Badger state. His travels included Lac Court Oreilles, the Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien and Lake Winnebago.

Methodism is a protestant denomination founded by John Wesley in the 1730s. The key moment was Wesley's epiphany at Aldersgate church in May 1738. Over the course of the next five decades, John and Charles Wesley would create the Methodist denomination. While the Methodist church is centered primarily in the United States and United Kingdom, it is worldwide with around 80 million members. Recent census numbers show over 6 million United Methodists in the United States.
6. The Gates of Heaven Synagogue, built in 1863, is located in which Wisconsin community?

Answer: Madison

The Gates of Heaven (Shaarei Shamayim) Synagogue is in Madison, in James Madison Park, at the corner of Gorham and Butler streets. The synagogue was built by German immigrants in 1863, and is the eighth oldest synagogue in the United States. It was designed by August Kutzbosch in a Romanesque style.

The original synagogue was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, which led to its restoration in 1971. A new Gates of Heaven congregation was created in 1989, and they meet at the First Unitarian Meeting House in Shorewood Hills.
7. What is the surname of the noted architect designed the Unitarian Church in Madison and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa?

Answer: Wright

Spring Green's Frank Lloyd Wright designed several notable churches during his career. The two in Wisconsin were personal. The First Unitarian congregation in Madison was founded by Wright's parents and he was a member of the church. It is notable for its prow shape. First Unitarian was built between 1949 and 1951.

The Annunciation Church in Wauwatosa was close to Wright because his wife was Greek Orthodox. The church resembles a space ship in many ways. It was designed by Wright in 1956 and is one of his last major commissions. The church was completed in 1961 after Wright's death.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is probably the world's most famous architect. He started off his career in Chicago working with Louis Sullivan, but soon became famous worldwide. Several of his buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Notable works include Falling Water, the Guggenheim Museum, Unity Temple and the Frederick Robie House.
8. Holy Hill National Shrine is located in what Wisconsin community?

Answer: Erin

Holy Hill Shrine is in the small town of Erin, in the southwestern corner of Washington County. The shrine is located on top of one of the higher elevations in southern Wisconsin (roughly 1350 feet).

The site was probably first consecrated by Jesuit missionaries in the 1670s. The first modern shrine at the site was built between 1870 and 1906. The current chapel was completed between 1926 and 1931. The shrine was named a minor basilica by Pope Benedict in 2006. It is located around 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, just south of Highway 167.
9. The Supreme Court case of Wisconsin vs Yoder (1972) was about the religious freedom of what group?

Answer: Amish

Wisconsin vs Yoder, 406 US 205 (1972), involved a group of Amish farmers challenging the state of Wisconsin's mandatory school attendance laws. They were prosecuted for violating the law, and challenged their prosecution, claiming the state had violated their religious rights, In a 7-0 decision, the Burger Court sided with the Amish parents and ruled that Wisconsin had exceeded its authority in mandating school attendance.

The Supreme Court has also upheld the religious freedom of Jehovah's Witnesses not to say the pledge of allegiance (West Virginia vs Barnette, 319 US 624), one of the landmark religious liberty decisions in US history and the right of Santeria members to sacrifice animals (Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, 508 US 520).
10. Before he was named Archbishop of Saint Louis, which Wisconsin diocese had Raymond Burke led?

Answer: LaCrosse

Raymond Leo Burke was the Bishop of LaCrosse from 1994 to 2003, when he was named Archbishop of Saint Louis. Burke was elevated to Cardinal by Pope Benedict in November 2010.

Burke is one of the leaders of the conservative wing of the Catholic Church in the United States (actually in Rome as well), and has gotten in trouble for some of his more extreme beliefs. Burke refused to offer communion to Catholic public officials who supported abortion rights. Burke has also been openly critical of Pope Francis, who is notably more liberal than his predecessor.

Burke was born in Richland Center in 1948. He attended seminary in LaCrosse from 1962 to 1968. Burke received his BA and MA from Catholic University in Washington DC. He was ordained as a priest in June 1975.
Source: Author parrotman2006

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