Melkite Greek Catholic Church
 
Other Challenge Questions ~|~ Set 1 ~|~ Set 2 ~|~ Set 3 ~|~ Set 4

MELKITE CHALLENGE GRADES 3, 4, AND 5

1 What is our work in the Liturgy?
A. To praise and worship God
2 The external signs used in baptism are:
A. Water, a robe and a candle
3 What is our privilege as God's people?
A. We can call God ‘Our Father'
4 Name the New Testament book that tells about the first Christians?
A. The acts of the Apostles
5 What are the first three commandments?
A. "I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before Me."
"You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain."
"Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day"
6 Name the passage from scripture that begins: "The Lord is my shepherd"
A. Psalm 23
7 What do we remember in the Divine Liturgy?
A. We remember all that Jesus did for our salvation.
8 Which name for Mary, the mother of God means "All Holy"?
A. Panagia
9 How do we become members of the people of God?
A. Through Baptism
10 Who were the first disciples?
A. Peter and his brother Andrew
11 What happens when we are Chrismated?
A. We are sealed in our new life with the Holy Spirit and we receive life in the Church through the Holy Spirit., the giver of Life.
12 What do we call One God and three Divine Persons?
A. The Holy Trinity
13 What do we call the first part of the Bible that tells the history of the Hebrew people?
A. The Old Testament
14 What do we do in the nave of the church?
A. In the nave we worship during the service
15 What are the words of the priest before we listen to the Bible read in Church?
A. Let us attend – Let us be attentive (this means to pay attention)
16 In the parable of the loaves and fishes, how many loaves of bread and how many fishes did the boy have?
A. Five loaves and two fish
17 What does the word ‘Gospel' mean?'
A. The word Gospel means good news
18 Where is the Gospel in the Bible?
A. The Gospel is in the first four books of the New Testament
19 The name of the Prophet Elijah (Elias) means?
A. The name means "The Lord is my God"
20 On what feast day was the Trinity revealed?
A. The feast of Theophany
21 Name the prayer taught us by Jesus?
A. The Lord's Prayer
22 What happened on Mt. Sinai?
A. Moses received the stone tablet on which are written the Ten Commandments
23 What saint said: "God became man, so that man can become God.?"
A. St. Athanasius
23 Who said the "Church is like one body, which has many parts."?
A. St. Paul
24 What makes man different from animals?
A. The most important things is that man can speak while animals can not.
25 What do we sing after Holy Communion?
A. "We have seen the true light"

MELKITE CHALLENGE GRADES 6, 7 and 8

1. Who is known as the protomartyr or first martyr for Christ?
A. St. Stephen, one of the seven deacons ordained by the Apostles.
2. In the Eastern Catholic Church, which mysteries do we receive immediately after Baptism?
A. Chrismation and Holy Communion.
3. How does the name "Gospel" tell us of its meaning?
A. It is the Good News (Good Spel) of the coming of Christ our Savior.
4. What are the antiphons?
A. An antiphon is a short hymn made up of verses taken from the Old Testament Psalms. They are called antiphons because they are meant to be sung by two groups alternating in answer to one another.
5. The evening service, consisting of psalms hymns, biblical canticles and litanies is called?
A. Vespers.
6. What is the Greek word meaning conversion or repentance and the continual life of inner change and growth?
A. Metanoia.
7. What are the first five books of the Old Testament called?
A. The Pentateuch.
8. What are the names of the first five book of the Old Testament?
A. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
9. What does the word "Genesis" mean?
A. Genesis means "beginning."
10. Who was the last prophet?
A. John the Baptist
11. Who baptized Jesus?
A. John the Baptist.
12. What do we celebrate on Palm Sunday?
A. The entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem.
13. What great miracle is celebrated on the Saturday before Palm Sunday?
A. The raising of Lazarus —­ the miracle of the triumph over death and the symbol of our own resurrection.
14. The Church is one because?
A. As the body of Christ it cannot be divided. Jesus meant it to be one when He prayed of His Apostles: "I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one. . ." (St. John 17:20-22).
15. The Church is Holy because?
A. Her Founder is holy. The Church it continues Christ's work of sanctification with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
16. The Church is Apostolic because?
A. The Church continues to proclaim what was revealed by Christ to His apostles, and continues to evangelize in the same spirit that characterized the apostolic era.
17. Who makes and blesses once a year the Holy Myron for the Sacrament of Holy Chrism?
A. The Patriarch on Holy Thursday.
18. Why does the Priest cut the hair of the child after applying the Chrism?
A. The tonsure represents the child's first offering to God.
19. What are the mysteries of the Holy Church?
A. Baptism, Chrismation, the Holy Eucharist, Repentance, Holy Orders, Matrimony, and Holy Oil.
20. This Apostle kissed Christ in order to betray Him to those who were about to crucify Him.
A. Judas Iscariot
21. What do we call the words which the priest pronounces over the bread and the wine during the Divine Liturgy?
A. The Words of Institution.
22. Name the Gospel story read on the lst Sunday of Pre-Lent Season
A. The Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican.
23. Who was the first person to ask Christ to remember him when He came into His Kingdom?
A. The good thief, who was crucified next to Christ.
24. What is the unwritten teaching transmitted by the Church?
A. Holy tradition.
25. What is another name for the Last Supper?
A. The Mystical Supper.
26. Who are the spiritual descendants of the Apostles?
A. Bishops and priests.

MELKITE CHALLENGE (Grades 9-12)

1. In the Eastern Catholic Church, the baptismal service consists of what three mysteries?
A. Baptism, Chrismation and Holy Communion
2. What are the antiphons?
A. An antiphon is a short hymn made up of verses taken from the Old Testament psalms. They are meant to be sung by two groups alternating in answer to one another.
3. Who baptized Jesus?
A. John the Baptist
4. The evening service consisting of psalms, hymns, biblical canticles and litanies is called?
A. Vespers
5. What is the first book of the Pentateuch called?
A. Genesis meaning "beginning"
6. The word Kyrie Eleison, properly understood, should be rendered as?
A. Lord have mercy on us
7. How does the name "Gospel" tell us of its meaning?
A. It is the Good News of the coming of Christ our Savior
8. Who were the parents of the Theotokos?
A. St. Joachim and St. Anne
9. Who was the last prophet?
A. St. John the Baptist
10. What do we celebrate on Palm Sunday?
A. The entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem
11. What great miracle is celebrated on the Saturday of the 6th week of Great Lent?
A. The raising of Lazarus – the miracle of the triumph over death
12. The Church is one because?
A. As the body of Christ it cannot be divided
13. Who makes and blesses once a year the Holy Myron for the Mystery of Holy Christ?
A. The Patriarch on Holy Thursday
14. What passage from scripture refers to the purpose of our Christian life?
A. 2 Peter 1:4 "Partaker's of the Divine Nature
15. What do we mean by Christ's Incarnation?
A. By Christ's incarnation, we mean His taking on human form.
16. What is the meaning of the word epistle?
A. Epistle means letter
17. The official version of the Greek Old Testament is called?
A. The Septuagint Greek version
18. The two sources from which Christianity draws its truths are?
A. Holy tradition and Holy Scripture
19. What does the sponsor at Baptism renounce?
A. The sponsor renounces Satan
20. What is the visible sign of the Holy Unction service?
A. The visible sign consist of the oil and small amount of wine which are blessed by the Priest and used for the anointing; they also include the words-prayers, hymns and scripture readings.
21. His brother was Esau. What was his name?
A. Jacob
22. What does it mean to blaspheme?
A. Speaking irreverently or cursing sacred things
23. God promised him the land of milk and honey. What is his name?
A. Abraham
24. What did God command Noah to do?
A. Build an Ark
25. Ten weeks before Easter are called?
A. Triodion
   

Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty
Visit the shop

Questions? © 1995-2016 Melkite Eparchy of Newton  ·  All Rights Reserved RSS Feed