Easter Trivia

90+ Easter Trivia Questions About The Holiday

Easter is an underrated holiday. It doesn’t matter whether you’re religious. You can still celebrate with your family and friends. Get together and remind them how much you care about them. In order to prepare for the holiday, here are some Easter trivia questions and answers:

According to the song Peter Cottontail, what is the bunny bringing for Tommy?

The Easter bunny is bringing jelly beans for Tommy.

Instead of Easter bunnies, Swedish kids dress up what?

Swedish kids dress up as Easter Wizards.

What do the marzipan balls on a simnel cake represent?

They represent the apostles (minus Judas).

The Romans, in an effort to mock Jesus Christ, gave him a “crown” of what?

They gave him a crown of thorns.

Households spend how much on average on Easter annually?

Households spend about 131 dollars on Easter.

The Easter Bunny originated in what country?

The Easter bunny originated in Germany.

What kind of bread is associated with Easter?

Hot cross buns are associated with the Easter holiday.

Easter always falls between which two dates?

Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.

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

The first Easter egg roll at the White House was in 1878.

What flower is considered an Easter symbol?

A lily is considered an Easter symbol.

Who introduced Easter bonnet into American popular culture in 1933?

Irving Berlin introduced the bonnet into popular culture.

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In the Bible, Judas traded Jesus in exchange for what?

Judas traded Jesus in exchange for 30 pieces of silver.

In the Bible, what prisoner was released instead of Jesus?

Barrabas was released instead of Jesus.

Easter celebrates the ________ of Jesus Christ.

Resurrection.

How long does it currently take to produce one marshmallow Peep?

It takes six minutes to produce a single marshmallow Peep.

What celebrity was made into a chocolate bunny for the first time in 2015?

Benedict Cumberbatch was made into a chocolate bunny.

After his crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead how many days later?

He rose from the dead three days later.

Which apostle doubted Jesus’ resurrection?

The Apostle Thomas doubted the resurrection.

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In Britain, the Easter Act of 1928 was an attempt to do what?

This was an attempt to establish a set annual date for Easter.

In England, when you dance between Easter eggs on a floor, it’s called what?

Dancing between Easter eggs is called hop-egging.

Which American Literature professor wrote the traditional Easter hymn “Up from the Grove He Arose”?

Robert Lowry wrote this traditional Easter hymn.

What bread-based snack is associated with Easter?

Pretzels are associated with Easter.

Why are pretzels considered an Easter food?

They are considered an Easter food because their design is said to look like praying arms and hands.

In which state did the Easter bunny first appear?

The Easter bunny first appeared in the state of Pennsylvania.

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What is Fat Tuesday?

Fat Tuesday is the day before Lent. It is a time of overindulgence before fasting.

Besides bunnies, what animal is considered an Easter symbol?

A lamb is considered an Easter symbol.

Easter Sunday is also called what?

Resurrection Day is another name for Easter Sunday.

In the Bible, what Jewish holiday was being celebrated the week of Jesus’ death and resurrection?

Passover was being celebrated during this week.

Which day of Holy Week is to honor the Last Supper?

Holy Thursday is meant to honor the Last Supper.

What two games are traditionally played with Easter eggs?

Easter egg hunts and Easter egg rolls are traditionally played with Easter eggs.

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In the Bible, who was the first person to enter Jesus’ tomb?

Peter was the first person to enter the tomb, according to the Bible.

The traditional Ukrainian way of painting Easter eggs is called what?

This tradition is known as Pysanka.

What color jellybean is most popular?

Red jellybeans are the most popular.

What’s the name of the Peanuts Easter special?

This holiday special is called It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.

Is more candy sold for Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Halloween?

The most amount of candy is sold for Halloween.

About how many chocolate bunnies are produced each year?

90 million chocolate bunnies are produced each year.

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Where is the largest Easter egg museum in the world?

Poland holds the largest Easter egg museum in the world.

How many eggs are in the Easter Egg Museum?

There are more than 1,500 eggs in this museum.

In the 13th century, the church prohibited eating what during Holy Week?

Eggs weren’t allowed to be eaten during Holy Week.

The world-record largest chocolate Easter egg was made in what city?

Tosca, Italy created the world’s largest chocolate Easter egg.

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While the Easter Bunny brings children eggs in the U.S., what sort of critter delivers the goods in Westphalia, Germany?

A fox delivers goods in Germany.

What’s the most popular Easter candy in America?

Marshmallow peeps are the most popular candy for Easter in America.

Three days before Easter is called what?

This period of time is called the Paschal Triduum or Easter Triduum.

When was Cadbury founded?

Cadbury was founded in 1824.

In countries including Greece, Mexico, and Spain, what is burned during Easter bonfires?

Effigies of Judas are burned during Easter bonfires.

When were Cadbury Creme Eggs introduced?

These famous eggs were introduced in 1963.

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Cadbury Creme Eggs were first called what?

These eggs were originally called Fry’s Creme Eggs.

From what is the filling in Cadbury Creme Eggs made?

Their filling is made from fondant.

What pagan goddess is associated with Easter?

Ostara is a pagan goddess associated with the holiday.

True or false: The word “Easter” appears in the Old Testament in the Bible.

This statement is false.

True or false: A lamb is one of the symbols of Easter, as it was a sacrificial animal in the Old Testament.

This statement is true.

True or false: The rabbit is an ancient symbol of fertility.

This statement is true.

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True or false: The egg represents “new life,” or the resurrection of Christ.

This statement is true.

True or false: The most popular American Easter candy is the chocolate bunny.

This statement is false.

Who wrote “Easter Parade?”

Irving Berlin wrote the Easter Parade.

In what season does Easter take place in Australia?

Easter takes place in Autumn in Australia.

In the Bible, what did Jesus and his apostles eat at the Last Supper?

They ate bread and wine during the Last Supper.

What holiday is celebrated on the last day before Lent begins?

Mardi Gras is celebrated before Lent begins. This is also known as Fat Tuesday.

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What state held the largest Easter egg hunt ever in the United States?

Florida held the largest Easter egg hunt in the United States.

How many jellybeans do Americans consume during Easter?

Americans consume more than 16 million jellybeans. That’s enough jelly beans to circle the globe not once, not twice, but three times.

How much did the world’s most expensive egg sell for?

The most expensive egg sold for 9.5 million US dollars. This was the winter egg designed by Faberge.

How much candy is sold during this religious celebration?

2.6 billion dollars worth of candy is sold in the United States alone.

What’s the name of the jeweler who decorated Easter eggs for royalty?

Peter Karl Faberge decorated Easter eggs for royalty.

What egg-shaped candy was illegal in the United States?

Kinder Surprise eggs were illegal in the United States.

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True or false: Most people prefer milk chocolate over dark chocolate.

This statement is true.

In Eastern Christianity, the end of Lent is called what?

This time period is called Lazarus Saturday.

In whose tomb was Jesus buried?

Jesus was buried in Joseph of Arimathea.

What garment was popularized by the song “Easter Parade?”

Easter bonnets were popularized because of this famous song.

Dyeing Easter eggs is a tradition that began in which country?

This tradition started in Ukraine.

Which president was the first to introduce an Easter bunny to the White House Easter egg roll?

Richard Nixon was the first to introduce a bunny at the Easter egg roll event.

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Before 1953, it took how many hours to produce a single marshmallow Peep?

It used to take 27 hours to create one marshmallow Peep.

How many Peeps do Americans eat during each Easter season?

600 million Peeps are consumed each Easter season.

Most Americans bite off what part of a chocolate bunny first?

Most bite off the ears first.

Easter’s date is determined by what?

The date is determined by the moon.

What is Maundy Thursday?

This is a Christian holiday to remember Christ’s Last Supper with His disciples.

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Each year, Easter is recognized on the first Sunday after what?

Easter takes place after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox.

In Switzerland, what animal delivers Easter eggs to kids?

The cuckoo delivers eggs to children.

Easter symbols like rabbits stem from what Anglo-Saxon festival?

This festival was called Eostre.

Buying what for Easter is said to bring good luck for the rest of the year?

New clothes will bring good luck for the rest of the year.

The original Easter bunny in Germany was actually what sort of animal?

An Easter Hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.”

What is the traditional Easter mascot in Australia?

Bilby is the mascot for Easter in Australia.

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The Sunday before Easter is called what?

This day is called Palm Sunday.

What is the 40-day period before Easter?

This period is referred to as Lent.

When Easter eggs were first dyed, it was to represent what?

The dye was meant to symbolize the blood of Jesus Christ.

How many states consider Good Friday a holiday?

12 states consider this a holiday.

Easter Island is part of which country?

Easter Island is part of Chile.

Which presidential administration hosted the first White House Easter egg roll?

Rutherford B. Hayes hosted the first Easter egg roll.

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In England, what is the name of the fruitcake with marzipan balls traditionally served at tea time on Easter?

This food is known as simnel.

How many marzipan balls are traditionally on a simnel cake?

11 marzipan balls are served on a simnel cake.

How much did the world’s largest chocolate Easter egg weigh?

This egg weighed 15,873 pounds, 4.48 ounces.

What was the circumference of the world’s largest chocolate Easter egg?

The circumference of this egg was 64 feet, 3.65 inches.

The Easter Season begins on Easter Day and lasts for how many days?

The season lasts for a total of 50 days.

Where is the most popular Easter parade held each year?

New York holds the most popular Easter parade each year.

The first Easter eggs were dyed which color?

The first eggs were dyed the color red.

When did Americans start making nests and leaving colored eggs for a mythical rabbit?

This started in the 1700s.

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