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True Cross: Quiz


Question 1: It was captured by Saladin during the ________ in 1187 and subsequently disappeared.
Battle of CressonKingdom of JerusalemBattle of HattinSiege of Jerusalem (1187)

Question 2: The ________ also claims to have the right wing of the true cross buried in the monastery of Gishen Mariam.
Armenian Apostolic ChurchEthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo ChurchOrthodox ChurchEritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Question 3: [20] The September date is often referred to in the West as ________; the May date was dropped from the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church by the Second Vatican Council in 1970.
Orthodox ChurchGreat LentFeast of the CrossEaster

Question 4: [11]Around the year 455, Juvenal Patriarch of Jerusalem sent to ________ a fragment of the "precious wood", according to the Letters of Pope Leo.
Catholic ChurchPope Gregory IPope ZosimusPope Leo I

Question 5: But after fourteen generations, the wood taken from the bridge became the Cross used at the ________ of Jesus.
CrucifixionTortureDecapitationCapital punishment

Question 6: It was at this time that she allegedly discovered the hiding place of three crosses used at the crucifixion of Jesus and the two thieves — ________ and Gestas — who were executed with him.
John the BaptistSaint StephenSaint DismasPontius Pilate

Question 7: The Orthodox also celebrate an additional Veneration of the Cross on the third Sunday of ________.
Good FridayGreat LentPentecostarionEaster

Question 8: The relic that Arnulf discovered was a small fragment of wood embedded in a golden cross, and it became the most sacred relic of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, with none of the controversy that had followed their discovery of the Holy Lance in ________.

Question 9: A traditional Orthodox icon depicts Lot, the nephew of ________, watering the trees.

Question 10: The silver reliquary that was left at the ________ in care of the bishop of Jerusalem was exhibited periodically to the faithful.
CalvaryCrusadesEasterChurch of the Holy Sepulchre


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