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Q1:   59% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 59 points
What is the origin of the word "Easter"?
Recognition that the sun rises in the "East" for a new beginning
The House of Esterhazy, the Russian Imperial Family
The Old French meaning a change in the air, "est-ce l'aire"
"Esturiam", a wildflower widely found in Holland, Belgium and France
"Eostre", the ancient Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn

Q2:   63% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 63 points
Easter is a combination of religious and pagan rituals. Religiously, it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What is its pagan significance?
The celebration of the vernal equinox
To celebrate the season's first harvest
The celebration of Spring
To honor Ostra, the Scandinavian goddess of fertility
To honor Llumen Oeuster, the Teutonic god of light

Q3:   46% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 46 points
At Easter, rabbits are used to symbolize what?
Spring
Speed (how quickly the seasons change)
Jesus Christ (an innocent slaughtered)
Fertility
All mankind

Q4:   83% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 83 points
The visit of the Easter bunny is based on what?
The visit of the god of fertility offering 'incentives' (eggs)
A German fable about coloring eggs so they could be identified in case of famine
To remind all of the Spring harvest
To renew and expand life by bringing to all the symbol of life (the egg)
The innocent (Christ) feeding the multitudes

Q5:   52% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 52 points
Why are white flowers predominant at Easter?
White hyacinths and tulips symbolize sorrow
White chrysanthemums symbolize forgiveness
White azalea symbolize rebirth and renewal
White is the color Christ wore after the Resurrection
White symbolizes Christ (purity, majesty)

Q6:   81% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 81 points
What is the connection between Easter and Passover?
Passover in Hebrew is "Pesach"; in Europe Easter is also called "Pesach"
Passover and Easter are celebrated for the same number of days
Both celebrate the freeing of the soul from oppression
Both have the same pagan origin
Both are celebrated with a ritual meal (seder and Communion)

Q7:   46% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 46 points
Easter begins with Lent, a period of penitence, which lasts for how many days?
4
8
12
26
46

Q8:   69% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 69 points
In what country would you find an ancient Easter tradition called "Smingus-Dyngus" -- a custom of people pouring or splashing water on each other?
Poland
Ireland
Scotland
England
Wales

Q9:   58% of 39435 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 58 points
Why was Easter Island called "Easter Island"?
The first European to discover it was Capt. Jacob Easter
It is one of a pair of islands, and is the "easter" one (the other one is "Wester Island")
Europeans first discovered it on Easter Sunday, 1772
It was named by Pope Pius VI (1775-1799)
Napoleon named it -- he just liked that name

Q10:   73% of 39433 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 73 points
What country had an armed uprising called the "Easter Rebellion" which started on Easter in 1916?
Russia
Hungary
Spain
Rhodesia
Ireland

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