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EASTER TRIVIA II

11) In It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, Snoopy delivers Easter eggs to everyone except _______.


Snoopy runs out of eggs by the time he gets to Charlie Brown and gives his friend the now empty basket.

12) 76% of people eat which part of an Easter bunny first?


According to a recent survey, most people start with the ears.

13) What was written above Jesus' head on the cross?


Matthew 27:37 tells us "Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS: KING OF THE JEWS".

14) What pastry marks the end of Lent in many countries including the British Isles, Australia, and New Zealand?


A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

15) What pagan goddess is sometimes associated with Easter?


Anglo-Saxons once held feasts in honor of Ostara (or Eostre), the goddess of fertility, but this tradition eventually died out and was replaced by the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.

16) What is the Friday before Easter usually called?


Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.

17) Pysanka is a traditional way of painting Easter Eggs. In which country does this method originate?


A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

18) Who did Pilate release instead of Jesus?


There was a prevailing Passover custom in Jerusalem that allowed Pilate, the praefectus or governor of Judea, to commute one prisoner's death sentence by popular acclaim. According to accounts in all four gospels, the crowd chose Barabbas to be released and Jesus of Nazareth to be crucified.

19) What was the purpose of the Easter Act of 1928?

20) In It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, who is the only member of the Peanuts Gang who believes Linus when he tells them that the Easter Beagle will take care of everything?


Only Sally believes him, though she still has some doubts after their Halloween failure to find The Great Pumpkin.

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