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CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY
present
the Exam for the Bible Course,
"THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
OF ADULTS"


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Enter your choice of answer on the line _____, either a, b or c.

1. What does R.C.I.A. stand for? _____

a. Roman Catholic Initiation of Adults.
b. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
c. Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults.

2. What is the name of the Catholic initiation program of children? _____

a. Roman Catholic Initiation of Children.
b. Rite of Christian Initation of Children.
c. Rite of Catholic Initiation of Children.

3. What does "Catechesis" mean? _____

a. A person who instructs others in the Catholic Faith.
b. A book of Catholic teachings.
c. Instruction in the Catholic Faith.

4. What does "Catechist" mean? _____

a. A person who instructs others in the Catholic Faith.
b. A book of Catholic teachings.
c. Instruction in the Catholic Faith.

5. Which of the following is correct? _____

a. During the catechumenate process, a non-baptized person is called a catechumen.
b. During the catechumen process, a non-baptized person is called a catechumenate.
c. During the catechumenate process, a non-baptized person is called a catechumenate.

6. Which of the following is correct? _____

a. The Christian initiation of adults has its origin in the first century.
b. The Christian initiation of adults has its origin between the First and Second Vatican.
c. The Christian initiation of adults has its origin after the Second Vatican.

7. There are how many Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church? _____

a. One - the Sacrament of Baptism.
b. Two - the Sacraments of Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.
c. Three - the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.

8. What statement is true? _____

a. In the Eastern rites, the Christian initiation of infants begins with Baptism, followed immediately by Confirmation and the Eucharist.
b. In the Eastern rites, the Christian initiation of infants begins with Baptism, the other two Sacraments being received after age 7.
c. In the Eastern rites, the Christian initiation of infants begins with Baptism, followed by the Sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist when they become adults.

9. What statement is accurate? _____

a. The RCIA is only for those who want to become Catholic, baptized or not.
b. The RCIA is not for those who just want to learn about the Catholic faith.
c. Both "a" and "b" are wrong.

10. The members of the RCIA committee should shine in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. What are these called? _____

a. The gifts of the Holy Spirit.
b. The fruit of the Holy Spirit.
c. The virtues of the Holy Spirit.

11. Who gave the great commission to "Goo therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that he commanded? _____

a. Saint Paul
b. Jesus
c. Saint Peter

12. To evangelize as a Catholic means what? Give the best answer. _____

a. To preach at home, at work, during leisure, all the time.
b. To witness by indicating why one has become a Catholic.
c. To be a living example by sharing and witnessing to others regarding one's faith in Jesus.

13. What Sacrament of Initiation obliges the Catholic faithful to spread and defend their faith in Christ? _____

a. Baptism.
b. Confirmation.
c. Eucharist.

14. Does evangelization require on to know the Catholif Faith? _____

a. Yes.
b. No.
c. Sometimes.

15. What Sacraments are celebrated at the Easter Vigil? _____

a. Baptism and Confirmation.
b. Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.
c. Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.

16. Around when does the RCIA process begin? _____

a. Around Trinity Sunday.
b. Around Lent.
c. Around Christmas.

17. Around when does the RCIA process end? _____

a. On the Easter Vigil.
b. On Easter Sunday.
c. On Pentecost Sunday.

18. There are how many distinct phases in the RCIA process? _____

a. Two.
b. Four.
c. Six.

19. The "Rite of Acceptance" happens in what phase? _____

a. Between the first and the second.
b. Between the second and the third.
c. Between the third and the fourth.

20. The second phase is called _____. _____

a. The Inquiry Phase.
b. The Catechumenate.
c. The Rite of Election.

21. During what phase are the catechumens and candidates assigned a sponsor? _____

a. In the first phase.
b. In the second phase.
c. On the day of their baptism.

22. During the second phase, the catechumens and candidates only participate in _____ during the mass. _____

a. The Liturgy of the Word.
b. The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
c. Both "a" and "b".

23. During the Lenten Season, the focus of the RCIA changes. Which is correct? _____

a. Emphasis on conversion is replaced with an emphasis on instruction into the Catholic Faith.
b. Emphasis on instruction into the Catholic Faith is replaced with an emphasis on conversion.
c. Neither "a" or "b" are correct.

24. Ephphatha means _____. _____

a. To be baptized.
b. To be opened.
c. To have light.

25. What Sacrament completes the Christian initiation? _____

a. Baptism.
b. Confirmation.
c. Holy Eucharist.

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