Warm-up question #1: Who are the following people?            

St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Philip Neri, St. Vincent De Paul, St. Francis De Sales, St. Theresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Charles Borromeo

A.                 The Catholic Informers

B.                The Catholic Performers

C.               The Catholic Reformers


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Warm-up question #2: Truth or Myth: The first Christians did not use images of Christ or the saints.

A.     Truth

B.  Myth


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1. All of the following men were Catholic priests except for one. Which one was NOT a Catholic priest?

A.     St. Patrick (387-461 A.D)

B.    St. Augustine (354-450 A.D.)
C.  St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1286 A.D.)
D.  St. Thomas Aquinas
E.  St. Anselm (died 1109 A.D.)
F.  St. Irenaeus (125-202 A.D.).
G.  St. Ignatius (born 50 A.D.)
H. St. Athanasius (296-397 A.D.)
I.  St. Jerome (340-420 A.D.)
J.  St. Clement of Rome (died c. 100 A.D.)


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2.  According to St. Augustine, where do we commemorate the souls of dead believers?

A. we shouldn’t
B. at the altar of the Mass


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3.   St. Jerome said he would accept a man who was:

A. Joined to the chair of Peter
B. Joined to one wife


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4.   Which bishop was regarded as having primacy in the early Church?

A. The bishop of Carthage
B. The bishop of Rome
C. The bishop of Milan

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5.      According to St. Irenaeus, why should everybody agree with the Church in Rome?


A.     it preserves the tradition from the apostles

B.    it preserves human tradition


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6.    St. Cyprian of Carthage, a Bishop in the Early Church, wrote that there was only one what?

A. One altar 
B. One priesthood
C. One reformation


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7.   According to St. Cyprian of Carthage in 251 A.D., what must one do in order to be confident that one is in the Church?

1. be in union with the Chair of Peter (i.e. pope)
2. be in union with one’s Bible study leader


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8.   The apostles St. Peter and St. Paul organized the Church in Rome. Where did John Calvin set up his new religion in the 16th Century?

A. Geneva, Switzerland
B. Venice, Italy
C. Madrid, Spain


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9.   John Calvin has the distinction of being the first person ever to do what?

A. Leave the Catholic Church
B. Claim that a true Christian could not lose salvation


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10.       Martin Luther wrote that Mary was “_____________.”

A. “a common sinner”

B. “entirely without sin”


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11.      All of the following are true except one. Which is NOT true about St. Augustine?

A. He was a Catholic priest
B. He was a Catholic bishop
C. He was a Catholic monk
D. He founded a Catholic monastery
E. He helped manage a convent of nuns
F. His father died a pagan


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12.   Which of the following is TRUE about Anselm of Canterbury?

A. He was a Catholic priest
B. He was a Catholic monk
C. He was the Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury
D. He was a Catholic saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church
E. He fought schism (separation from the Catholic Church)
F. He testified to the supremacy of the Roman Pontiff
G. All of the above


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13.  After a difficult spiritual struggle, St. Augustine surrendered himself to Christ fully, and pledged what?

 a. Money to public television
 b. allegiance to the African flag
 c. chastity until death


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14. According to St. Augustine, what was religious life (life of nuns, monks, priests) based on?

a.      assurance

b.      imputation

c.       poverty

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15. What does St. Augustine ponder in his book Gift of Perseverance?

A.     The fact that some people lose their salvation

B.    The fact that some people become angels



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16. What was one thing condemned by the Council of Carthage in 252 A.D.?

A.                 the idea that newborns had to wait a week to get baptized

B.                forehead baptism



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17. Truth or Myth:  The Catholic Church burned Bibles to prevent believers from reading the Word of God.

A.     A. Truth

B.     B. Myth

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18. To what practice was St. Augustine referring when he declared: For the whole Church observes this practice which was handed down by the Fathers.

A.     Praying and giving alms for the dead

B.    Praying for the living


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19. According to St. Augustine, God does not need our cooperation to create us, but he DOES need our cooperation to do what?

A.     to justify us

B. to punish us


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20. St. Augustine said that all of the following things (except one) keep him in the Catholic Church. Which one should NOT be on the list?

A.  the Church’s authority
B.   the Church’s miracles
C.   the Church’s age
D.  the name “Catholic”
E.   the succession of priests, connecting back to Peter
F.   the five solas

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      21. Which of the following was believed by St. Augustine?

A.     each sin deserves an equal penance

B.    more wicked sins deserve harsher penances


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22.  According to St. Augustine, what has the Catholic Church always possessed?

A.                 the crown of beauty

B.                the crown of royalty

C.                the crown of teaching authority


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23. In the year 156 A.D., what did Christians of the Church of Smyrna say were more valuable than precious stones?

A.     the bones of the deceased bishop of Smyrna

B. the writings of the deceased bishop of Smyrna


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24. In 253 A.D., St. Cyprian of Carthage wrote that sinners may do _________ for a set time.

A.                 crossword puzzles

B.                 nothing in particular

C.                 penance


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25. Who developed a symbolic interpretation of the Eucharist?

A.     Mr. Zwingli (16th century Reformer)

B.     St. Augustine ( 4th-5th century Church Doctor)


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 26. How did the Early Church view the idea that all sins were equal?

A. Heresy of the Stoics

B. Heresy of Nestorians

C. Heresy of the Donatists


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