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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the purpose of the sacraments?
(a) To assist the People of God into perceiving their relationship to God more clearly.
(b) To bring God to the people.
(c) To keep people from committing acts of sin.
(d) To please God.

2. What sacraments pertain most directly to Jesus, the Church and the worshiper of God?
(a) Marriage and the Holy Orders.
(b) Baptism and confirmation.
(c) Anointing the Sick and Penance.
(d) Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.

3. How many kinds of men were anointed by the Israelites?
(a) Six.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

4. What is meant by tradition?
(a) The living tradition of all the Church's operations and every other way that God directs the education of people through the Holy Spirit.
(b) The secular activities of the Church.
(c) The religious dogma created by religious leaders.
(d) The outward appearance of the Church.

5. To whom is a letter addressed that explains the background of the catechism?
(a) Religious leaders of other religions.
(b) Leaders of other denominations.
(c) Mainly professional clerics within the denomination.
(d) Critics of the Church.

6. Why are the activities of the liturgy a highpoint?
(a) It engages the People in transformation in acts of divinely guided and inspired love of one another.
(b) It gives the community a positive sense about the Church.
(c) It benefits the community at large.
(d) It encourages others to support the Church.

7. Why have a number of these people dedicated some of their time?
(a) To fulfill the request to create a new high quality edition of the catechism.
(b) They had nothing better to do.
(c) It had been demanded of them by the Pope.
(d) They received a sign from God.

8. Will there be resurrection of the bodies of the deceased?
(a) Maybe.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Probably.

9. What is the definition of ecclesia?
(a) A free assembly of people.
(b) Evangelize.
(c) A religious service.
(d) Spread the Good News.

10. The Roman Catholic Church believes that God provides different names for Himself as revelations of His true nature and to do what?
(a) God is not sure who He is.
(b) Facilitate intimacy as is found to be the case with the name of each individual.
(c) Confuse those in the Church.
(d) Show that it is possible that multiple gods and names of gods are actually the same God.

11. Jesus is a word that means what?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Our savior.
(c) God saves.
(d) Father.

12. According to the Church, people have the capacity to come to knowledge of God for how many reasons?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

13. What does the Catechism clearly state about the resurrection?
(a) This is believed by most people.
(b) This is the simplest of creeds.
(c) This is the most challenging part of the creeds.
(d) This is somewhat difficult to understand.

14. People are advised to have the view of _____________________.
(a) Teachers to children.
(b) Parents to children.
(c) Children to parents.
(d) Children to teachers.

15. The Church is meant to support what transformation of the world on Earth?
(a) Into a paradise for all.
(b) Into a peaceful place.
(c) Into a place of harmony and love for all.
(d) Into the Kingdom of God in Heaven and upon the Earth.

Short Answer Questions

1. For Catholics what is necessary for someone to be a Christian?

2. What about the creeds may inadvertently sow minor confusion?

3. What does the Catechism say about the answer to the question of evil?

4. The Catechism explains that people who are genuine Christians even if they are not members of the Roman Catholic Church naturally do what?

5. For whom is baptism?

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