A Lenten Quiz

Activity Objective

The young people will take a quiz about Lent.

Lesson Outcome

The young people will be able to describe the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.


  • Paper
  • Pens or pencils


  • Read aloud the following quiz questions. Have the young people write their answers on a sheet of paper and then check their answers.

1.How long does Lent last? (40 days)

2.When does it start? (Ash Wednesday)

3.What great feast does it lead to? (Easter)

4.What is its goal? (spiritual renewal in Christ)

5.For whom does the Church pray especially during Lent? (catechumens and people who have left the Church)

6.Which day of the week is not counted in the forty days of Lent? (Sunday)

7.Which word means "to give to those in need"? (almsgiving)

8.How many full meals may be eaten on a fast day? (one)

9.Name a fast day in Lent. (Ash Wednesday or Good Friday)

10.What must Catholics over age 14 do on Fridays during Lent? (abstain from eating meat)

Learning Styles

Self Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes