Easter Trivia

These free Easter Trivia questions will test your knowledge about all things to do with Easter.

Age: Adults and older children

No. of players: Any number

Equipment: A copy of the Easter Trivia questions plus enough answer sheets per person (see below); pens or pencils

Time: 10+ minutes

Aim: To answer as many trivia questions about Easter as possible.

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There are two trivia quizzes on this page relating to Easter. One is religious and one is secular. The religious quiz has to do with the events leading up to the death and resurrection on Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible. The secular quiz is more general and refers to symbols, traditions and movies, etc relating to the celebration of Easter.

Each Easter trivia quiz is also available in PDF format and includes multiple choice questions, a printable answer page for each player/group to record their answers, and a page with the correct answers.

Click here for a printable copy of the religious quiz
Click here for a printable copy of the secular quiz

Religious Easter Trivia Quiz

How well do you know the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus, as it is recorded in the Bible?


1. What famous event is celebrated on Good Friday?

    a) The birth of Jesus Christ
    b) The death of Jesus Christ
    c) The resurrection of Jesus Christ
    d) The ascension of Jesus Christ

2. What animal did Jesus ride on when he entered Jerusalem the week before his death?

    a) A horse
    b) A camel
    c) A donkey
    d) None. He walked instead

3. What did people wave as they welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem?

    a) Palm branches
    b) Swords and spears
    c) Their hands
    d) Money

4. What is another name for Holy Thursday?

    a) Good Thursday
    b) Easter Thursday
    c) Maundy Thursday
    d) Lenten Thursday

5. Which Jewish feast did Jesus celebrate just before his death?

    a) Day of Atonement
    b) Purim
    c) Hanukkah
    d) Passover

6. What is specifically remembered at this feast?

    a) The Jews remember their escape from Egypt
    b) The Jews remember when Queen Esther saved them
    c) The Jews remember their sins
    d) The Jews remember the divine restoration of the Temple

7. What sacrificial animal did Jesus describe himself as?

    a) A dove
    b) A goat
    c) A lamb
    d) A lion

8. Which disciple betrayed Jesus?

    a) Matthew
    b) Judas
    c) Peter
    d) John

9. How much money did he received for the betrayal?

    a) 10 copper coins
    b) 20 pieces of gold
    c) 30 pieces of silver
    d) 40 denarii

10. Which disciple denied Jesus before the rooster crowed?

    a) Matthew
    b) Judas
    c) Peter
    d) John

11. How many times did he deny Jesus?

    a) 1
    b) 2
    c) 3
    d) 4

12. How did those in the courtyard of the High Priest know that he was a disciple of Jesus?

    a) He told them
    b) His accent gave him away
    c) The other disciples dobbed him in
    d) His clothing gave him away

13. Who was the Roman governor at the time of Jesus' death?

    a) Pontius Pilate
    b) Quirinius
    c) Augustus
    d) Tiberius Alexander

14. Which prisoner was released instead of Jesus?

    a) Barnabus
    b) Barabbas
    c) Barnobulus
    d) Barabby

15. What colored robe did they place on Jesus in the Praetorium?

    a) White
    b) Yellow
    c) Scarlet
    d) Black

16. What did they place on his head?

    a) a crown of thorns
    b) a crown of flowers
    c) a hood
    d) a veil

17. What was the name of the hill where they crucified Jesus?

    a) Gethsemane
    b) Golgotha
    c) Gardenia
    d) Ararat

18. What does the name mean?

    a) Skull
    b) Garden
    c) Ark
    d) High place

19. What natural disaster occurred during the crucifixion?

    a) A volcano erupted
    b) A hurricane
    c) An earthquake
    d) A bushfire

20 Who was the first person to see Jesus alive?

    a) Peter, his disciple
    b) Mary, his mother
    c) Mary Magdalene
    d) John, his disciple

NOTE: The answers to these religious trivia quiz questions can be found in the Bible in Matthew chapters 26 to 28 or Mark chapters 14 to 16.

Click here for a printable copy of the religious quiz,
with written answer sheet and answers to the quiz.

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Secular Easter Trivia Quiz

Try this Easter Trivia quiz to test your knowledge of all things Easter!


1. What do eggs represent at Easter?

    a) The Easter bunny
    b) New life
    c) Baby chicks
    d) Chocolate

2. What season is Easter closely associated with?

    a) Spring
    b) Summer
    c) Autumn
    d) Winter

3. What is Easter called in European countries?

    a) Passover
    b) Hanukkah
    c) Pascha
    d) The Passion

4. What famous play about the Easter story is performed every ten years?

    a) The Alsfelder Passion Play
    b) The Oberammergau Passion Play
    c) The Frankfort Passion Play
    d) The Passion of the Christ

5. When and why did it start?

    a) 1962; To make a name for itself
    b) 1700; To prevent the rise of atheism
    c) 1849; Thanksgiving to God for eternal life
    d) 1633; Gratitude to God for ending the Black Death

6. What are rabbits associated with at Easter?

    a) Eggs
    b) Hunts
    c) Fertility
    d) Chocolate

7. Which of these movies is not about Easter?

    a) Winnie the Pooh - Springtime with Roo
    b) It's a Wonderful Life
    c) The Passion of the Christ
    d) Here Comes Peter Cottontail

8. What season does Easter fall in Australia?

    a) Spring
    b) Summer
    c) Autumn
    d) Winter

9. How is the date for Easter determined each year?

    a) It falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after March 21st
    b) It's always the first Sunday in April
    c) It's determined by the Jewish calendar
    d) It's the first Sunday after Daylight Savings finishes in the Southern Hemisphere

10. What are the 40 days before Easter known as?

    a) 40 Days of Fasting
    b) Passover
    c) Holy Week
    d) Lent

Click here for a printable copy of the secular quiz,
with written answer sheet and answers to the quiz.

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