Eggsclusive Easter Quiz (That's the Only Egg Pun, Promise)
by Staff
How are Jesus and an egg-laying rabbit linked to the first Sunday after a full moon near Passover? There are as many roots and traditions attached to Easter as there are Peeps sold every year. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the modern and ancient history surrounding this sacred holiday -- and chocolate bunnies.

Why is Easter considered a moveable feast?

  • because people usually celebrate with a buffet
  • because the date changes every year
  • because sometimes it’s celebrated at your grandma’s and sometimes at your aunt’s

Which calendar do Orthodox Christians use to determine the date of their Easter celebration?

  • Google
  • Gregorian
  • Julian

What tasty treats do Easter and Passover have in common?

  • hardboiled eggs
  • Peeps
  • malted milk balls

How many days does Lent last?

  • 4
  • 40
  • 7

What does Maundy Thursday honor?

  • the end of Holy Week
  • the end of Lent
  • the last supper

What dish do Christians frequently serve for dinner on Good Friday?

  • brisket
  • fish
  • nothing at all

How did bunny rabbits and Easter eggs become a part of this holiday?

  • Jesus ate rabbit and eggs at the last supper.
  • bunnies are a symbol of fertility
  • Hallmark Cards started the tradition.

Which European people brought the legend of an egg-laying hare to the United States?

  • French
  • German
  • Swiss

At Christmas, some children leave out milk and cookies for Santa Claus. What do some leave for the Easter Bunny?

  • carrots
  • hay
  • jelly beans

When were the first colored Easter eggs exchanged?

  • during Druid times
  • in the 1200s
  • 1873

When was the first official Easter egg roll held at the White House?

  • 1867
  • 1878
  • 1903

During which holiday season is the most candy sold in the U.S.?

  • Halloween
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Easter

What egg-shaped candy became popular in 1930s?

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • chocolate robin’s eggs
  • jelly beans

Easter tradition has given birth to many famous confections. When did Just Born create Peeps?

  • the 1920s
  • the 1950s
  • the 1980s

Why are chocolate bunnies hollow?

  • to teach children a lesson about sacrifice and disappointment
  • they’re easier to eat and cheaper to make
  • the first chocolate molds were hollow

What percentage of people eat chocolate bunnies' ears first?

  • 97 percent
  • 76 percent
  • 62 percent

What popular film about Easter starred Fred Astaire and Judy Garland?

  • “Easter Parade”
  • “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”
  • “Jesus Christ Superstar”

How did the Easter parade tradition begin?

  • it was a Passover tradition adopted by Christians
  • ladies would take a stroll in their Easter finery after church
  • Macy’s started the first Easter parade to sell hats

Easter celebrations span the globe. Which country sports an annual egg fight?

  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Bulgaria

What color do the Greeks usually die their eggs?

  • red
  • purple
  • blue