Test what you know about Easter with this quirky Easter trivia quiz.
Celebrated between March 22 and April 25 every year, this holiday has come to signify rebirth and fertility. It’s synonymous with Jesus Christ and his resurrection.
It’s also become a time of much chocolate egg eating.
This Easter trivia quiz challenges what you know, by mixing the many different sides of this holiday.
Here are your Easter trivia questions.
1. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After his crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead how many days later?
2. Psysanka is a traditional way of painting Easter Eggs. Which country does Pysanka originate?
3. Easter is known by different names, mainly from the word Passover. Which one of the following is not one of those names?
4. In the UK, each child is given, on average, how many Easter eggs each year?
5. In It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, a piece of music called ‘Menuet’ featured. Who was the composer?
a. Ludwig Van Beethoven
b. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
c. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
d. Johann Sebastian Bach
6. The idea of the Easter Bunny was originated in Germany in the 1700s – but it was not a rabbit at first. What was it?
a. A hare
b. A possum
c. A cat
d. A dove
7. Jellybeans are the second most popular candy at Easter. What’s the most popular color of bean?
8. The Easter Season begins on Easter Day and lasts for how many days?
9. Which of the following is not a Christian Easter song?
a. My God (Jeremy Camp)
b. Because He Lives (Bill & Gloria Gaither)
c. Happy Day (Tim Hughes)
d. I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin)
10. A traditional English Easter game, yet what the heck is pace-egging?
a. Smashing hard-boiled eggs together to find the toughest
b. An egg-and-spoon race, only with a spatula not a spoon
c. Rolling hard-boiled painted eggs down a hill
d. Blowing hard-boiled eggs along a table top
11. Which one of these egg-shaped candy is illegal in the US?
a. Cadbury’s Creme Egg
b. Kinder Surprise
c. Whoppers Robin Egg
d. Brach’s Fiesta Malted Milk Egg
12. What was the purpose the Easter Act of 1928 (in the British Parliament)?
a. To protect Easter from commercialism
b. To provide a fixed date for Easter
c. To shorten the Easter school holidays
d. To return Easter to its pagan roots
13. Which musician below has not recorded a song called Easter?
a. Bruce Springsteen
b. Jefferson Airplane
c. Patti Smith
14. Easter is the second largest candy-eating holiday in the US. Which is the first?
a. Independence Day
15. Pace-egging is one English Easter game, another is hop-egging. How do you play it?
a. Hop down a race course, holding an egg on a plate
b. Dance between eggs on the floor without breaking them
c. Pass an egg between players each standing on one leg
d. See who can hard boil an egg the fastest
16. 76% of people eat which part of an Easter Bunny first?
Easter trivia – the answers:
1. c. 3 / 2. c. Ukraine / 3. d. Pashes / 4. b. 8 / 5. d. Johann Sebastian Bach / 6. a. A hare / 7. c. Red / 8. d. 50 / 9. a. My God (Jeremy Camp) / 10. c. Rolling hard-boiled painted eggs down a hill / 11. b. Kinder Surprise / 12. b. To provide a fixed date for Easter (NB. Although it was passed, it has yet to be implemented) / 13. a. Bruce Springsteen / 14. c. Halloween / 15. b. Dance between eggs on the floor without breaking them / 16. d. Ears.