60 Good Friday Trivia Questions and Answers

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.

On this day in history, 1930 BBC News announced no news. Whereas in Germany, they prohibit dancing on this sacred holiday. Interesting facts, right?

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?

There was an earthquake


3. In German-speaking languages, the holy day is often called Karfreitag, which means what?

Mourning Friday


4. What do Hot Cross buns have to do with Good Friday?

Monks would traditionally hand these out to the poor on 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?

The Philippines


9. Good Friday marks what?

Marks the end of A 40-day period of fasting, recalls the days of penance Jesus spent in the desert and the end of renunciation.


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?

Michelangelo – “Pieta”


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?

Palm Sunday


15. What Lutheran pastor turned Catholic priest wrote “Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross”?

Richard John Neuhaus


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?”

George Herbert.


18. How many Peeps do Americans eat during each Easter season?

600 million


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?

Holy Thursday


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?

Hot cross buns


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”?

Jesus Paid It All


26. In eastern Christianity, the end of Lent is called what?

Lazarus Saturday


27. Which book in the bible has many parallels with Jesus’s crucifixion, did Jesus quote on the cross in both Matthew and Mark?

Psalm 22


28. The Bible says that the apostle who betrayed Jesus killed himself. Who was he and how did he commit suicide?

Judas; he hung himself


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?

With nails through his hands and feet.


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?

Cut off his right ear


35. Why is the Sunday before the resurrection called Palm Sunday?

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, people welcomed him by covering the road with their garments and palm fronds


36. Who made the statement, “Take ye him, and crucify him, for I find no fault in him.”?

Pontius Pilate


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?

By giving Him a kiss


40. Jesus’ body was placed in a sepulcher and rock was rolled to cover the opening. What is a sepulcher?

A cave-like tomb


41. The priests took the money that Judas had returned to them and did what with it?

Bought the potter’s field with the money, which is where strangers were buried


42. How many angels were guarding the sepulcher?

Two, one where the head of Jesus had been and one at the feet.


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?

To leave Jesus alone because He was a just man.


46. What animal did Jesus ride on when he entered Jerusalem the week before his death?

A donkey


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?

Alexander and Rufus


48. What happened in the Temple as a sign that the death of Jesus had made way for the individual believer to approach God?

The veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom


49. When Jesus died there was darkness in the land. How long did it last?

Three hours

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?

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus


51. Who was the first person to see the risen Christ?

Mary Magdalene


52. Direct evidence for a Christian festival of Pascha (Easter) begins to appear when?

In the mid-2nd century


53. What was the chief complaint?

That the Jewish communities sometimes erred in setting Passover to fall before the Northern Hemisphere spring equinox.


54. In Western Christianity, Easter is preceded by Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, which begins when?

On Ash Wednesday and lasts forty days (not counting Sundays).


55. What comes after the service of light?

A number of readings from the Old Testament.


54. Whether there are baptisms at this point or not, it is traditional for the congregation to do what?

Renew the vows of their baptismal faith.


55. What does the Easter Vigil conclude with?

The celebration of the Eucharist


56. In addition to fasting, almsgiving, and prayer, Orthodox Christians cut down on all what?

Entertainment and non-essential worldly activities.


57. Jehovah’s Witnesses maintain a similar view, observing a yearly commemorative service of what?

The Last Supper and the subsequent execution of Christ on the evening of Nisan 14.


58. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Quakers were persecuted for what?

The non-observance of Holy Days.


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?

The Protestant Reformation, as they were deemed “pagan” or “Popish”.


60. Traditionally, what are cracked together to celebrate the opening of the Tomb of Christ?

Easter eggs, hard-boiled eggs dyed bright red to symbolize the spilt Blood of Christ and the promise of eternal life.


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