How Well Do You Know The Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church is one of the largest religious institutions in the world - but how well do you know it? Take our quiz to find out!
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For the first _____ years of Christianity, there was no other forms of Christianity, and therefore no Catholicism as we know it today.
1200
1500
2000
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What does "catholic" mean?
universal
acceptance
one with faith
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What event split Christianity and resulted in Catholicism as we know it today?
The Plague
The Renaissance
The Reformation
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Which of the following countries has a predominantly Catholic population?
Spain
Russia
United States
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Which of the following do NOT have to practice celibacy in the Catholic Church?
priests
nuns
deacons
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Which of the following countries has the largest total number of Roman Catholics?
Brazil
Spain
Germany
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What are the Pope's personal bodyguards called?
The Sentry Men
Roman Catholic Guard
Pontifical Swiss Guard
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What North American city is home to the largest collection of holy relics outside the Vatican?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts
Mexico City, Mexico
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According to the Vatican, what pope had the longest reign?
St. Peter
John Paul I
Pius III
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Which of Michelangelo’s famous works of art is housed at the Vatican?
"David"
"Pietà"
"The Doni Tondo"
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Where do the cardinal electors meet to choose the next Pope?
The Pauline Chapel
The Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
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In the Catholic Church, what color symbolized the triumph of life over death, and is used as sacred vestment during "ordinary times?"
green
purple
gold
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Well, we're not gonna beat you up too much over this one - maybe you're new to the intricacies and facts about the Catholic Church. With a little studying, we're sure you could be an expert on this age-old religion in no time!

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You might be an actual practicing member of the Catholic faith, or maybe you just know a heck of a lot about it. Either way, this is a pretty impressive score with the exception of the few harder ones you missed. Great work!

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Whether you're a practicing member of the Catholic Church or not, you sure know a whole lot about it! We're sure there are some pretty devout people who don't have the depths of knowledge you do on this particular religion, so great work!

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1
For the first _____ years of Christianity, there was no other forms of Christianity, and therefore no Catholicism as we know it today.
1200
1500
2000
2
What does "catholic" mean?
universal
acceptance
one with faith
3
What event split Christianity and resulted in Catholicism as we know it today?
The Plague
The Renaissance
The Reformation
4
Which of the following countries has a predominantly Catholic population?
Spain
Russia
United States
5
Which of the following do NOT have to practice celibacy in the Catholic Church?
priests
nuns
deacons
6
Which of the following countries has the largest total number of Roman Catholics?
Brazil
Spain
Germany
7
What are the Pope's personal bodyguards called?
The Sentry Men
Roman Catholic Guard
Pontifical Swiss Guard
8
What North American city is home to the largest collection of holy relics outside the Vatican?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts
Mexico City, Mexico
9
According to the Vatican, what pope had the longest reign?
St. Peter
John Paul I
Pius III
10
Which of Michelangelo’s famous works of art is housed at the Vatican?
"David"
"Pietà"
"The Doni Tondo"
11
Where do the cardinal electors meet to choose the next Pope?
The Pauline Chapel
The Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's Basilica
12
In the Catholic Church, what color symbolized the triumph of life over death, and is used as sacred vestment during "ordinary times?"
green
purple
gold