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MELKITE CHALLENGE GRADES 2, 3, 4 and 5

1. Who was the author of the first Gospel?
A. Matthew
2. Who was the author of the second Gospel?
A. Mark also called John
3. Who was the author of the 3rd gospel
A. St. Luke
4. Who wrote the 4th Gospel?
A. St. John
5. Who was the best loved disciple of Jesus Christ?
A. St. John who wrote the 4th gospel
6. When and where was John's gospel written?
A. John's gospel was written in Ephesus toward the end of the first century.
7. What are the first three gospels called?
A. Synoptic
8. In what language were all the Gospels written?
A. The gospels were written in Greek, not classical Greek, but the spoken Greek of the days of Jesus?
9. The story of the birth of Jesus Christ is told in two of the Gospels - which two?
A. St. Luke and St. Matthew
10. What is the first beatitude?
A. Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11. What is the second beatitude?
A. Blessed are those who mourn , for they shall be comforted.
12. What is the third beatitude?
A. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth
13. What is the fourth beatitude?
A. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied
14. Name for fifth beatitude?
A. Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy
15. What is the sixth beatitude?
A. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
16. What is the seventh beatitude?
A. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God
17. What is the eighth beatitude?
A. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
18. What is the ninth beatitude?
A. Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.
19. In John 1:12 complete the verse "But as many as received Him, . . . ."
A. To them He gave power to become the sons of God ." .
The word Exodus means?
A. Going out
20. The Word Genesis means?
A. Beginning
21. What do the four gospels tells us?
A. They tell us the story of the Life of Jesus
22. What does the Book of Acts tell us?
A. The Book o Acts tells us how Jesus ascended into Heaven after telling the Apostles to go and preach the Christian faith to all people.
23. In the New Testament, how many letters were written by the Apostle Paul?
A. Fourteen letters
25. In the story of the Healing of the Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-30) how many did not return?
A. nine

MELKITE CHALLENGE GRADES 6, 7 and 8

1 The word "Bible" means ?
A. book
2 Four records of the life of Jesus Christ called Gospels. are:
A. The Gospel according to St. Matthew
B. The Gospel according to St. Mark
C. The Gospel according to St. Luke
D. The Gospel according to St. John
3 What is the name of the record of the missionary work of the Apostles after the Ascension of Jesus Christ, written by Saint Luke?
A. The Acts of the Apostles
4. The name of the book of mysterious Prophecies describing the end of the world is called?
A. The book of revelations.
5. Where did Solomon build his temple?
A. Jerusalem
6. What was the most prominent city in Galilee?
A. Jerusalem
7. In Matthew 5:13 complete the verse "You are the salt of the earth;
A. But if the salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored?
8. In Matthew 5:17 complete the passage – "Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets;
A. I have come not to abolish them but to fulfilL them
9. What is a Prokimenon?
A. verse from psalms
10. A passage from the Old Testament read on Great Feast Days is?
A. Parameya
11. What is the name and date of the greatest of all the feasts of Mary, the Theotokos? Give the date
A. The Feast of the Annunciation - March 25
12. On what date does the Church year begin?
A. The church year begins on September 1
13. Name the mother and father of John the Baptist?
A. Zechariah and Elizabeth
14. Cite the book – chapter and verse of the story of Adam and Eve and their Fall?
A. Book of Genesis, Chapter 3, Verses 1-19
15. Cite the passage from scripture where Peter walks on Water?
A. Matthew 14-22-24
16. Who were the Hellenists?
A. Foreign Hebrews who lived abroad
17. Pagans and people who were not Hebrews were named?
A. Gentiles
18. What was the highest court made up of the Temple High Priest, former high priests, heads of tribes and Pharisees and Sadduces called?
A. Sanhedrin
19. Who were the Sadducees?
A. The Sadducees were usually wealthy landowners, who did not believe in life after death. They supported the Roman rulers.
20. A group or party of Hebrews who kept the law so strictly that they looked down on other people. They waited for the coming of the promised Messiah-the savior of Israel.
A. Pharisees
21. Meeting place for prayer and study of Holy Scriptures?
A. Synagogue
22. Collectors of taxes who had bought this right from the Romans
A. Publicans
23. Men in charge of the synagogue were called?
A. Elders
24. Who were the Essenes?
A. A religious community whose members gave up all property and lived together, spending their time in prayer , and study and copying the scripture.
25. Who were the descendants of Abraham who received through Moses God's law and lived in Palestine, the promised land?.
A. The Hebrews or Jews

MELKITE CHALLENGE (Grades 9-12)

1. What is the theme of the liturgical service of Vespers ?
A. Creation of the World
2. What is the theme of the Liturgical service of Matins?
A. Preparation for Christ
3. What is the theme of the liturgical service of the 1st hour?
A. Creation of the Light of Day
4. What is the liturgical theme of the liturgical service of the 3rd hour?
A. Descent of the Holy Spirit
5. What is the theme of the Liturgical Service for the 6th Hour?
A. Crucifixion of Christ
6. What is the theme of the Divine Liturgy?
A. The Mystical Supper
7. What is the theme of the Liturgical Service of the 9th Hour?
A. Death of Christ on the Cross
8. Where in the Bible is this passage: "And the evening and the morning were the first day . . ." ?
A. Old Testament (Genesis 1-5)
9. To which part of the Bible does The Gospel according to St. Mark belong?
A. The Gospel according to St. Mark is in the New Testament.
10. To which part of the Bible does the book of Exodus belong?
a. The Book of Exodus is in the Old Testament
11 To which part of the Bible does the Book of Psalms belong?
A. The Book of Psalms belong in the Old Testament
12. To which part of the Bible does the Acts of the Apostles belong?
A. The Acts of the Apostles is in the New Testament
13. To which part of the Bible is the Book of Kings?
A. The Book of Kings is in the Old Testament.
14. To which part of the Bible is the Gospel according to St. John?
A. New Testament
15. To which part of the Bible is the Epistles?
A. New Testament
16. To which part of the Bible is the Book of the prophet Isaiah?
A. Old Testament
17. To which part of the Bible is the Book of Revelation?
A. New Testament
18. How is every book of the bible divided?
A. The Bible is divided into chapters.
19. How are the chapters of the Bible divided?
A. The chapters are divided into verses
20. Name the first five books of the Bible
A. Genesis – Exodus – Leviticus – Numbers – Deuteronomy
21. Complete the verse from John 4:13-14 "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst;
A. The water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
22. At the wedding in Cana (John 2: 1-12 who asked Jesus to help the people?
A. Mary, His mother.
23. What did Jesus say to His disciples when there was a great tempest in the sea and the small ship was covered with water?
A. "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?" Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
24. In Matthew 14 the story of the Feeding of 5,000, what does this story tell us about Jesus?
A. Jesus ministered to the needs of the people.
It teaches us that Jesus had compassion for all those who are tired and hungry.It also teaches us that Jesus wants us to take part in His work with Him. He used the loaves and fishes the boy had given up to perform the miracle.
25 In the parable of the Paralytic of the Bethesda Pool (John 5:2-19) why were the Jews angry with Jesus for helping the paralyzed man?
A. Because He had done this on the Sabbath day
   

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