Thursday’s questions were:
1. Who said: “Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.”
2. What determines the date of Easter?
3. Who wrote the poem Easter 1916 which concludes:
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.
4. In which garden was Jesus when Judas pointed him out to the authorities?
5. Hot Cross buns and Easter eggs – a treat for this weekend, just another commercial opportunity or . . .?
Points for answers:
Deborah wins an electronic batch of hot cross buns with four right and a bonus for the poem, although I think it’s about Palm Sunday rather than Good Friday.
Rob also wins an electronic batch of hot cross buns for four right (Which was Mansfield’s poem and was it about Easter in general or Good Friday in particular?).
Willdwan also wins an electronic batch of buns with four right.
Andrei got four right too with a bonus for extra information, winning an electronic batch of hot cross buns.
Grant also got four right and wins an electronic batch of buns.
Answers follow the break:
1. W. H Auden.
2. The Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) set the date for Easter Sunday as the one following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the vernal (spring) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
3. W.B. Yeats.
4. The Garden of Gethsemane.