1.What is Easter?
2.When is Easter?
3.Why does the date of Easter move?
4.Where does the name "Easter" come from?
5.What does Easter have to do with a bunny delivering painted eggs?
1.The answer lies in a hundred generations of rituals and customs。
2.Jesus Christ and his apostles.
apostles=（基督教的）使徒， the twelve apostles 十二门徒
3.Those of Jewish origin were the first to celebrate the resurrection, likely as a new facet of the Passover festival.
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1.Easter is celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead.
2.Passoveris the Jewish holy season that celebrates the Hebrews' release from slavery.
3.Originally Easter Sunday is the first Sunday to follow the full moon before the spring equinox.
Choice （more than one answer is possible）（30%）
1.What is the holiest day of the Christian calendar ?
2.Which of the following is NOT TRUE according to the gospels of the New Testament?
A.Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
B.Jesus was crucified on Holy Thursday.
C.Jesus was arrested before the Passover supper.
D.Jesus Christ and his apostles entered Jerusalem to observe Passover.
3.What day is Easter celebrated?
4.Where does the name Easter come from?
A.An Anglo-Saxon goddess called Eastre
B.A saint from the sixth century
C.An old word for East Star
5.Why do we have eggs at Easter?
A.Jesus liked eggs
B.They taste nice
C.They are a symbol of rebirth
D.The are a symbole of sadness as they look like a tear drop.
6.Which of the following is TRUE about Easter ?
A.Easter is a joyful day when Christians celebrate the resurrection
B.Easter is the time for families to gather and welcome spring, when new life emerges after the dead of winter.
C.Easter is a religious holiday, but some of its customs, such as Easter eggs, are likely linked topagan traditions.
D.Easter Bunny is the symbol of Easter.
Fill in the blanks（40%）
1.In fact, the actual word Easter may have come from Eostre, the goddess of s_____ and fertility, which brings us to the Easter egg.
2.Eggs have been a mythological symbol of b____ for thousands of years Christians adopted the egg as an Easter c____ sometime around the 13th century.
3.The yolk inside a shell r_____ Christ's emergence from the tomb. Eggs were p_____ red to represent the blood Christ shed on the cross.
4.The c_____ Easter egg soon hatched its own traditions. A popular one was egg r______.
5.In 1876, congress p______ kids from playing on the capitolgrounds.So president Rutherford B. Hayes opened the White House lawn to the little r______. After that, the White House Easter Egg Roll became a t_______.
Extra Points（English with accents）（20%）
So when did that Easter bunnyhop intothe scene ?
1.The fertile rabbit had long been a s_____ of new life in European pagan celebrations.
2.Beginning around the 16th century parents told children that if they b_____, on the eve of Easter, the "osterhase" would come and l_____ colorful eggs.
3.Children built nests in their homes to entice the rabbit to v____ and so began the c_____ ofthe Easter egg huntand the Easter basket.
4.To help fill out those baskets, 19th century European chocolatiers began making e______ chocolates.
5.The sweet trend quickly s_____ throughout the world.Today billions of dollars are spent each year on Easter c____.