2016-08-05
Do you know what happened on the Day of Pentecost? Do you know how Christians around the world remember and revere the day? Test your knowledge in this quiz.
1

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

See Acts 2:2.
2

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

3

What is the traditional liturgical color for Pentecost?

4

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?

See Acts 2:13.
5

Which of these nationalities is not represented in the biblical account of Pentecost?

See Acts 2:8–11.
6

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

7

In some English-speaking countries Pentecost is known by this name.

8

Pentecost always falls on what day?

9

In what city did the first Christian Pentecost celebration take place?

10

Pentecost is called "Pentecost" because...

11

Historically, Pentecost is related to what Jewish holiday?

12

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

13

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 Pentecost as quickly as it will, Some five-and-twenty years, and then we mask'd.

14

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

See Acts 2:41.
15

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

See Acts 2:16–21.
16

Glossolalia is the name for what Pentecost-related activity?

17

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

18

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

19

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

20

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

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