Christian festivals are often attached to the life of Jesus Christ. You may be wondering why is it called Good Friday if it’s associated with Jesus’ death. Well, it is because the eventual outcome was good.
Believers of the Catholic denomination are not allowed to consume meat on this day. It is considered the most somber day of the Christian year.
Good Friday Trivia Questions and Answers
If you enjoy baking, you can spend some time making hot cross buns which are part of the tradition and considered good luck. It is also believed that sharing these buns will help maintain friendships.
To learn more fascinating things about the festival, take up these Good Friday trivia questions and answers.
1. Good Friday is the commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus. However, there is no surviving reference to the crucifixion of Jesus outside the New Testament. True or false?
2. What does the Bible say happened right when Jesus died?
3. In German-speaking languages, the holy day is often called Karfreitag, which means what?
4. What do Hot Cross buns have to do with Good Friday?
5. Different Gospels record different sayings of Jesus on the cross. How many different “sayings” are there?
6. Good Friday comes before?
7. Who brought a hundred pounds of myrrh and aloe for Jesus after his death to place in the linen with the body in observance of Jewish burial customs?
8. In which country would you be most likely to see performances of the Senákulo (Passion play), public processions, and self-flagellation on Good Friday?
9. Good Friday marks what?
10. Which composer is traditionally thought to have composed “Parsifal” on the morning of Good Friday in April 1857?
11. Which artist is the only one to be properly matched with his Good Friday-themed artwork?
12. “On a hill far away stood an old ____ cross / The emblem of suffering and shame.” What kind of cross stands in this Good Friday hymn?
13. In the Bible, how many days passed between Jesus’ death and resurrection?
14. The Sunday after good Friday is called what?
15. What Lutheran pastor turned Catholic priest wrote “Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross”?
16. How many states consider Good Friday a holiday?
17. What 17th-century metaphysical poet wrote the Good Friday poem that begins, “O My chief good, / How shall I measure out thy blood? / How shall I count what thee befell, / And each grief tell?”
18. How many Peeps do Americans eat during each Easter season?
19. “When I survey the wondrous cross / On which the Prince of glory died / My richest gain I count but loss / And pour contempt on all my _____.” What word is missing from this Good Friday hymn?
20. Which day of Holy Week is to honor the Last Supper?
21. In what country do people celebrate Good Friday by flying kites and eating cod fish cakes?
22. In the Bible, who was the first person to enter Jesus’ tomb?
23. What food is traditionally toasted and eaten in Britain on Good Friday?
24. In the Bible, what prisoner was released instead of Jesus?
25. What traditional American Good Friday hymn, also titled “Fullness in Christ”, has a chorus that begins, “I hear my Savior say, thy strength indeed is small”?
26. In eastern Christianity, the end of Lent is called what?
27. Which book in the bible has many parallels with Jesus’s crucifixion, did Jesus quote on the cross in both Matthew and Mark?
29. The Romans, in an effort to mock Jesus, gave him a “crown” of what?
30. At the Last Supper, what food did Jesus liken to his body?
31. How was Jesus fastened to the cross?
32. Jesus prophesied that Peter would deny him how many times?
33. What was the Jewish feast which was being celebrated the week Christ was crucified?
34. When the soldiers came for Jesus, what wound did Peter inflict on the servant of the high priest?
35. Why is the Sunday before the resurrection called Palm Sunday?
36. Who made the statement, “Take ye him, and crucify him, for I find no fault in him.”?
37. How many pieces of silver did Judas trade the life of Jesus for?
38. What kind of cloth was used to wrap the body of Jesus?
39. How did Judas identify Jesus to the soldiers?
40. Jesus’ body was placed in a sepulcher and rock was rolled to cover the opening. What is a sepulcher?
41. The priests took the money that Judas had returned to them and did what with it?
42. How many angels were guarding the sepulcher?
43. Which disciple is not present when Jesus goes to see them after his resurrection?
44. What was the name of the hill where they crucified Jesus?
45. What did Pilate’s wife counsel him to do concerning Jesus?
46. What animal did Jesus ride on when he entered Jerusalem the week before his death?
47. A man named Simon was compelled to carry the cross of Jesus. In Mark 15 we are told the names of Simon’s two sons. What were their names?
48. What happened in the Temple as a sign that the death of Jesus had made way for the individual believer to approach God?
49. When Jesus died there was darkness in the land. How long did it last?
50. In John 19 two men helped prepare the body of Christ for burial. One is said to have been a secret disciple and another secretly came to Jesus early in His ministry to ask questions. Who were these men?
51. Who was the first person to see the risen Christ?
52. Direct evidence for a Christian festival of Pascha (Easter) begins to appear when?
53. What was the chief complaint?
54. In Western Christianity, Easter is preceded by Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, which begins when?
55. What comes after the service of light?
54. Whether there are baptisms at this point or not, it is traditional for the congregation to do what?
55. What does the Easter Vigil conclude with?
56. In addition to fasting, almsgiving, and prayer, Orthodox Christians cut down on all what?
57. Jehovah’s Witnesses maintain a similar view, observing a yearly commemorative service of what?
58. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Quakers were persecuted for what?
59. Along with the celebration of Christmas and Advent, many Lenten and Easter traditions were altered or even abandoned altogether by various offshoots of the what?
60. Traditionally, what are cracked together to celebrate the opening of the Tomb of Christ?