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Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki: Quiz


Question 1: His feast day is 26 October for Christians following the ________ and 8 November for Christians following the Julian calendar.
TimeIslamic calendarGregorian calendarByzantine calendar

Question 2: He is known in ________ as Mar Dimitri or Mitri for short, which is a common name among Christian Lebanese.

Question 3: In the ________, the Saturday before the Feast of St.
Bulgarian Orthodox ChurchArmenian Apostolic ChurchGeorgian Orthodox ChurchRussian Orthodox Church

Question 4: Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki (Greek: Άγιος Δημήτριος της Θεσσαλονίκης) was a ________ martyr, who lived in the early 4th century.
ChristianityChristian denominationEcumenismBaptist

Question 5: In Russian, he is called Димитрий Солунский ([dimitri solunski] 'Dimitri of Saloniki') and was a patron saint of the ruling ________ family from the late 11th century on.
Hohenzollern-SigmaringenJagiellon dynastyRurik DynastyGediminids

Question 6: One theory is that his veneration was transferred from ________ when Thessaloniki replaced it as the main military base in the area in 441/442 AD.
GratianSirmiumDiocletianSremska Mitrovica

Question 7: Another Sinai icon, of the ________ period and painted by a French artist working in the Holy Land in the second half of the 12th century, shows what then became the most common depiction.
East–West SchismCounter-ReformationFirst seven Ecumenical CouncilsCrusades

Question 8: The earliest written accounts of his life were compiled in the 9th century, although there are earlier images of him, and accounts from the ________ of his miracles.
6th century7th century11th century8th century

Question 9: During the Middle Ages, he came to be revered as one of the most important Orthodox military saints, often paired with ________.
Saint George and the DragonOrthodox ChurchSaint BarbaraSaint George

Question 10: The spelling "Demetrius" is a romanization of the ancient Greek pronunciation; the ________ and Modern Greek pronunciation is romanized as Dimitrios.
Western Roman EmpireByzantine EmpireByzantine IconoclasmRoman Empire


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