50 Pentecost Trivia Questions and Answers

Pentecost is a significant festival in the Christian church. This religious holiday has rich history and tradition and thus is celebrated in different ways across the world. The key emphasis has always been on faith and joy. So what is Pentecost all about?

For Christians, Pentecost marks the time the holy spirit descended upon the apostles and followers of Christ. If you are a firm believer and are keen on Christian festivities, you may be aware that this holiday comes after the Easter festival and maintains certain traditions e.g use of rose petals in church.

Pentecost Trivia Questions and Answers

This trivia will educate you on everything about Pentecost. You will learn how countries like Poland and France mark the religious festival and also find out its name in most English-speaking countries.

The following set of Pentecost trivia questions and answers will expand your know-how. Also, check out our amazing facts about Ascension Day!


1. Pentecost shows?

The coming of the Holy Spirit


2. What Christian holiday does the holiday of Pentecost follow?



3. After Jesus’ death, the Apostle Paul still kept Pentecost. Fill in the following scripture (Acts 20:16): “For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at __________, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost.”



4. According to the Book of Acts, how many days after Jesus ascended into Heaven did the disciples celebrate Pentecost?



5. The term Pentecost is a Greek term meaning…



6. While everyone was gathered together in a room celebrating the feast, what sound was heard all around them, as described in Acts?

Rushing wind


7. The Feast of the Firstfruits is also another name for Pentecost. In Revelation 14:4, “These are the ones who ______ the Lamb wherever He goes.”



8. How does the Bible describe what happened to the disciples when the Holy Spirit entered them?

They could speak in different languages.


9. Continuing in Revelation 14:5, “These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to ________ and to the Lamb.”



10. Acts describes which one of Jesus’ disciples took the opportunity to stand up and speak to the crowd of people?



11. The Feast of Pentecost comes after which Holy Day?

The Days of Unleavened Bread


12. When Peter was speaking to the crowd, what does the Book of Acts state he said would happen to the old men in the city?



13. Peter had said, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin; and you shall receive the gift of the _____ (Acts 2:38).”

Holy Spirit


14. In Acts 2:21, what did Peter say to happen to those that call upon the Lord?

They shall be saved


15. In Romans 5:5, “Now hope does ______, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Not disappoint


16. Who did Peter describe in Acts 2:25 as sitting at the right hand of God?



17. True or False? After the death of Christ, the apostles gathered together on that date. And at a precise time on that date, the Holy Spirit was poured out to provide Christians access to God as a kind of firstfruits.



18. According to Peter in Acts 2, what did God tell David would happen to his enemies?

They would become David’s footstools.


19. In what city did this first Pentecostal celebration described in Acts take place?



20. In the UK, it is called Whitsun, or Whit Sunday. Elsewhere in the English-speaking world it is called the Pentecost. From which language does the word ‘Pentecost’ originate and what did it mean?

Ancient Greek: ‘pentekostē’, which means the ‘fiftieth day’


21. When the first Christians were gathered on Pentecost, there came from heaven a sound like what?

The rush of a violent wind’


22. So why is the day called ‘Whitsun’ in English in the UK?

Stems from the old English word for White Sunday, named due to the white robes worn on that day.


23. Pentecost is on the tenth day after what other liturgical celebration?

Ascension Thursday


24. Where are the Whitsunday Islands?



25. What is the traditional liturgical color for Pentecost?



26. In which ocean can one find Pentecost Island?

(South) Pacific


27. When the Holy Spirit empowered the apostles to preach to a crowd of Jewish people from throughout the Roman world so that every person could hear the message in his or her own language, some witnesses accused the apostles of what?

Being drunk on wine


28. In which country is the Pentecost called “the Green Holiday” – a day when people decorate their houses with green branches, which – according to tradition – are said to bring God’s blessing upon the home and the people living in it?



29. The name of which influential 1970s Christian music group was inspired by the Pentecost story in the New Testament?

Second Chapter of Acts


30. In which country was it customary to blow trumpets during the church service, to recall ‘the sound of the mighty wind which accompanied the Descent of the Holy Spirit?



31. Historically, Pentecost is related to what Jewish holiday?



32. Shavuot, which Jesus’ disciples were celebrating when the Holy Spirit descended on them, is the Jewish festival commemorating what event?


33. Why do we decorate the church with flowers and hold flowers during the service?

Flowers and greenery denote life and as we say and sing in the Creed.


34. Name the Shakespeare play that mentions Pentecost with the following lines:’Tis not so much, ’tis not so much! ‘Tis since the nuptial of Lucentio, Come to Pentecost as quickly as it will, Some five-and-twenty years, and then we mask’d.

Romeo and Juliet


35. On the day of Pentecost, it is written that the apostles spoke in tongues. Why do we not see this today in the Orthodox Church?

Because we are not the apostles.


36. According to Acts, about how many people were baptized on the first Christian Pentecost?

Three thousand


37. What were all the disciples speaking about?

The wonderful works of God


38. While addressing the crowd gathered in Jerusalem on Pentecost, Peter quoted which Old Testament prophet?



39. To whom was the Book of Acts written?



40. In many Christian traditions, what is the name of the liturgical season following Pentecost?

Ordinary Time


41. What words describe the unity of purpose that the disciples had while waiting for the Holy Ghost?

With one accord


42. Each year on Pentecost, what items, represent the tongues of fire of the Holy Spirit, fall through the oculus atop the Pantheon in Rome?

Rose petals


43. At what time of the day did the Holy Ghost fall on the day of Pentecost?

Third Hour


44. In the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, and Methodist traditions, the first Sunday after Pentecost is what special day?

Trinity Sunday


45. How did Peter reply to the question “what shall we do?”

Repent, and … be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.


46. Pentecost is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. How many Great Feasts does the Orthodox Church celebrate?



47. What is the work of the Holy Spirit?

The work of the Holy Spirit stretches from creation to consummation.


48. Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is God.


49. What is the purpose of baptism with the Holy Spirit?

Following Jesus’ words: “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”


50. What are the gifts of the holy spirit?

Prophecy, healing, working miracles, speaking in toungues, discerning of spitits, knowledge and wisdom.



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