Key Events in the Life of Jesus. The Paschal Mystery Course. Document # TX001340. Questions for Level 1: Easy. Q: Woman who says yes to God’s invitation to become the Mother of God A: Mary (of Nazareth) Feedback: Mary was a young woman, betrothed, but not yet married.
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The Paschal Mystery Course
Document # TX001340
Q: Woman who says yes to God’s invitation to become the Mother of God
A: Mary (of Nazareth)
Feedback: Mary was a young woman, betrothed, but not yet married.
Q: Heavenly beings who announce Jesus’ birth
Feedback: Jesus’ birth is announced to Mary, to Joseph in a dream, and to shepherds when he is born.
Q: Number of Apostles Jesus calls
Feedback: The Gospel of Luke says that these Twelve are chosen from among all of Jesus’ disciples.
Q: Job or work of the brothers first called by Jesus
Feedback: Andrew and Peter and James and John are fishing when Jesus calls them.
Q: Two items in the meal that feeds a crowd of five thousand men
A: bread and fish
Feedback: In another narrative, four thousand men are fed. These figures don’t include the women and children present.
Q: A skin disease Jesus healed; those with this condition were outcasts
Feedback: Jesus heals many other conditions, including blindness, lameness, and conditions that seem to be schizophrenia and epilepsy.
Q: Meal Jesus eats with his followers before his arrest; the title of many artworks
A: the Last Supper
Feedback: Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper is the most famous of many depictions of this Passover meal.
Q: The Apostle who betrays Jesus
A: Judas Iscariot
Feedback: Judas identifies Jesus to the guards with a kiss, the way a disciple would greet his teacher.
Q: The Roman leader who washes his hands of Jesus’ death
A: Pontius Pilate
Feedback: Pilate questions Jesus, but Jesus refuses to answer him.
Q: Roman method of death that Jesus suffers
Feedback: The Jewish religious leaders may have wanted Jesus dead, but it is the occupying Romans who execute him.
Q: Three gifts received by the baby Jesus
A: gold, frankincense, and myrrh
Feedback: These gifts from the Magi signify Jesus’ kingship, priesthood, and sacrificial death.
Q: The person who wants Jesus dead when he learns of his birth
A: King Herod (the Great)
Feedback: King Herod orders the death of all young children in Bethlehem, but Mary and Joseph escape to Egypt with Jesus.
Q: A voice proclaims Jesus to be God’s Son during this ritual performed by John.
Feedback: John’s Baptism signifies repentance, and he considers himself unworthy to baptize Jesus.
Q: Age at which Jesus is found conversing with the teachers in the Temple
Feedback: Mary and Joseph lose track of him on a trip to Jerusalem. They find him asking questions of the learned teachers in the Temple.
Q: Known as Jesus’ first miracle, it happens at a wedding
A: turning water into wine
Feedback: Jesus performs this miracle at the request of his mother.
Q: Body of water on which Jesus walks
A: Sea of Galilee, or Lake of Gennesaret
Feedback: The disciples were terrified when they saw Jesus walking toward them over the water.
Q: Friend of Jesus who is restored to life after being dead for three days
Feedback: Jesus weeps when he hears of his friend’s death.
Q: City Jesus enters triumphantly, where he cleanses the Temple
Feedback:Jesus is greeted with palm branches, as a king.
Q: The person who would normally wash the feet of guests
A: the servant or slave
Feedback: Before his death, Jesus washes the feet of his disciples to demonstrate that a leader should serve.
Q: The early morning message the women receive and are to pass on to the disciples
A: He is risen!
Feedback: It is the women who first discover the mystery of the empty tomb.
Q: One of the three temptations Jesus faces before beginning his ministry
A: Turning stones into bread, leaping from a high tower to be saved by angels, or receiving great riches for worshipping the Devil.
Feedback: Jesus refutes Satan with Scripture passages.
Q: First Apostle to proclaim Jesus Messiah
A: Simon Peter
Feedback: Jesus says Simon is Cephas, or Peter, the rock on which he will build his Church.
Q: Jesus’ childhood town, whose residents rejected him
Feedback: Jesus’ neighbors don’t acknowledge him as a prophet.
Q: Strictly observant religious group, whose members criticize Jesus
Feedback: The Pharisees especially disapprove of Jesus’ habit of associating with sinners.
Q: Friend of Jesus who criticizes her sister for sitting and listening to Jesus
A: Martha (of Bethany)
Feedback: Martha, busy preparing a meal, expects Jesus to reprimand her sister, but he says that Mary has chosen the better part.
Q: Public place where Jesus talks to a Samaritan woman; she then brings many to Jesus
A: the well
Feedback: The Samaritan woman proclaims Jesus the Messiah.
Q: Event when Moses and Elijah appear on the mountain with Jesus
A: the Transfiguration
Feedback: Only Peter, James, and John are present at this event, and Jesus asks them to tell no one.
Q: Garden where Jesus prays for hours before his arrest
A: Gethsemane, or the Mount of Olives
Feedback: Jesus begs to be spared a painful and humiliating death but finally puts his fate in God’s hands.
Q: Leader who orders Jesus to perform a miracle for him
A: Herod (Antipas, the Tetrarch)
Feedback: Herod Antipas rules in Galilee; he is a son of Herod the Great.
Q: Jesus’ fellow convicts, executed along with him
A: thieves, or revolutionaries
Feedback: One of the men expresses faith in Jesus, and Jesus promises him a place in Paradise.