Saints We Love

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Learn Your Faith - Exam from a Priest

“Give yourself this interactive test, which is not an advanced examination, but a very basic one. Any child preparing for Confirmation should be able to earn a grade of at least 80%. Take the exam. Take the exam honestly without looking up the answers, then take appropriate steps to advance in your faith.

“Basic Quiz: Level 1

1. Name the sacraments of initiation:
a. Holy Orders, Baptism, Anointing of sick
b. Baptism, Matrimony, Eucharist, Confirmation
c. Penance (Confession), Baptism, Matrimony, Confirmation
d. Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation

2. Name the sacraments of healing:
a. Eucharist, Holy Orders, Matrimony
b. Holy Orders, Baptism, Matrimony, Confirmation
c. Penance, Anointing of the sick
d. Matrimony, Holy Orders

3. Name the sacraments of service:
a. Eucharist, Holy Orders, Matrimony
b. Penance, Anointing of sick, Baptism
c. Matrimony, Holy Orders
d. Confirmation, Baptism, Holy Orders

4. What are the three elements that would determine if a sin is mortal, as opposed to venial?
a. If it involves hurting an actual person, whether we know the person or not, whether we like the person, or not.
b. The sin is grave or serious in itself, knowledge that it is grave or serious matter, full consent of the will in the light of that knowledge.
c. The action or sin has serious consequences, knowledge of the seriousness, no mitigating or lessening circumstances exist.
d. Serious intentions, serious circumstances, serious consequences.

5. What does the word angel mean?
a. a purely spiritual creature
b. messenger
c. flight attendant
d. master of man/servant of God

6. What are the 3 critical and essential elements of Divine Revelation?
a. God's will, Sacred Scripture, The Church
b. God's intent, The Church, The Trinity
c. Sacred Scripture, Divine intent, the College of Cardinals
d. Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, Magisterium

7. What is the Magisterium of the Church?
a. The College of Cardinals in their electoral capacity
b. The bishops united to the Pope as a teaching authority
c. The final court of appeals in Church law
d. The Pope's personal attendants

8. Which of the Ten Commandments specifically deal with truth and sins against truth?
a. The ninth and tenth Commandments
b. The first, second and third Commandments
c. The fifth Commandment
d. The eighth Commandment

9. Is it necessary to confess every single mortal/serious sin when you go to Confession, or can you omit those you feel are irrelevant, or personally too embarrassing to confess?
a. Yes, all serious sins must be confessed in kind and number.
b. Yes, all serious or mortal sins must be confessed unless the priest tells you not to.
c. No, only those you are comfortable confessing need be confessed.
d. No, only those sins that actually hurt a person directly must be confessed.

10. How many Gospels are there in the New Testament currently in use in the Catholic Church?
a. 6
b. 4
c. 3
d. 26

“You should be able to answer these questions easily and without research or a book A minimum grade of 80% would indicate that you're on the right track, but not there yet. 100% is what excellence is about. Make a commitment to learn your faith. Then live what you have learned with perfection. Then we'll be doing something to turn the tide of evil and make the world a better place.”