Quiz: Mary Magdalene... The Vamp Revamped


"The Da Vinci Code" has reignited debate about Mary Magdalene's role in Jesus' life. How much do you know about the woman from Magdala--in the gospels and in pop culture?

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Q1. Luke's gospel describes Mary Magdalene as:
1. A prostitute
2. A woman who handed out palm leaves to Jerusalem residents
3. A woman from whom seven demons were cast out
Q2. In the gospels, the "woman with the alabaster jar" who anoints Jesus is specified as being Mary Magdalene.
1. True
2. False
Q3. Which pop singer has called Mary Magdalene a "blueprint for women" whose message "was never carried over and passed down"?
1. Sarah McLachlan
2. Tori Amos
3. Madonna
Q4. At the crucifixion, Mary Magdalene was at the foot of the cross.
1. True
2. False
Q5. Which star played Mary Magdalene in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ"?
1. Penelope Cruz
2. Catherine Zeta-Jones
3. Monica Bellucci
Q6. Mary Magdalene is sometimes called the "apostle to the apostles" because:
1. She was the first witness to Jesus' resurrection, and told the other disciples he had risen
2. In Acts, she encouraged Paul to begin missionary work
3. She championed the conversion of the Gentiles
Q7. Which artist did not paint a portrait of Mary Magdalene?
1. Titian
2. El Greco
3. van Gogh
4. Georges de La Tour
Q8. In Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar," what song did Mary Magdalene sing?
1. "I Love Him, and Where He Goes I'll Follow"
2. "I Don't Know How to Love Him"
3. "I Love Him--I Honestly Love Him"


 

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