Quiz: Praying by the Book

by Rene Jamieson

If you’re an Anglican, this quiz is right up your alley. Even if you’re not an Anglican, you’ll probably be surprised by how much you know about the Book of Common Prayer. I hope you will enjoy this quiz regardless of your denominational affiliation. 

Question 1:

In which year did the Book of Common Prayer first come into use?

  • 1560
  • 1549
  • 1534
  • 1558

Question 2:

 Who compiled the Book of Common Prayer?
  • Thomas Cranmer
  • Henry VIII
  • Edward VI
  • A committee of bishops of the Church of England

Question 3:

How many liturgies for worship are there in the Book of Common Prayer?

  • 21
  • 16
  • 10
  •   9

Question 4:

On which text is much of the Book of Common Prayer based?

  • The Durham Prayer Book
  • The King James Bible
  • None of these
  • The Sarum Primer

Question 5:

When it was first introduced, was the Book of Common Prayer universally accepted throughout England?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 6:

Is it true that the Book of Common Prayer has never been revised since its introduction?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 7:

The original Book of Common Prayer required the writing of a new liturgy for use in the Church of England. Which one was it?

  • The Wedding Ceremony
  • Holy Communion
  • Compline
  • Morning Prayer

Question 8:

Has the Book of Common Prayer has been influential in the development of liturgies in other Christian denominations?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 9:

Do Anglicans throughout the world use the same Book of Common Prayer?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 10:

Are the readings and the psalms for use in worship found in the Book of Common Prayer taken from the King James Version of the Bible?

  • Yes
  • No

The answers will be provided when the third quiz in the series goes on line.