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Dormition of the Theotokos: Quiz


Question 1: The Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated on August 15 (August 28, N.S. for those following the Julian Calendar), the same calendar day as the Roman Catholic Feast of the ________.
Roman Catholic MariologyBlessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)Assumption of MaryImmaculate Conception

Question 2: The Dormition Fast is a stricter fast than either the ________ (Advent) or the Apostles' Fast, with only wine and oil (but no fish) allowed on weekends.
Great LentNativity FastEpiphany (holiday)Easter

Question 3: The Dormition tradition is associated with various places, most notably with Jerusalem, which contains Mary's Tomb and the Basilica of the Dormition, and Ephesus, which contains the House of the Virgin Mary, and also with ________[citation needed].
Byzantine EmpireHagia SophiaConstantinopleByzantine navy

Question 4: The feast is framed and accentuated by three feasts in honour of ________, known as the "Three Feasts of the Saviour in August".
GospelNew Testament view on Jesus' lifeJesusNew Testament

Question 5: This practice began in ________, and from there it was carried to Russia, where it was followed in various Dormition Cathedrals, in particular that of Moscow.

Question 6: The Dormition is known as the Death of the Virgin in Catholic art, where it is a reasonably common subject, mostly drawing on Byzantine models, until the end of the ________.
High Middle AgesMiddle AgesLate Middle AgesEarly Middle Ages

Question 7: It is celebrated on August 15 (August 28, N.S. for those following the ________) as the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.
Gregorian calendarChronologyIslamic calendarJulian calendar

Question 8: The Feast of the Dormition is preceded by a two-week ________, referred to as the Dormition Fast.
Liturgical yearEasterFastingJesus

Question 9: ________, New York: Oxford University Press.
SouthamptonOxfordBrighton and HovePortsmouth

Question 10: The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary Orthodox ________ and synaxarion
Byzantine EmpireHagia SophiaIconByzantine Iconoclasm


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