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An Appetite for Lent
This brief quiz will test your culinary and liturgical patience.
In the first three centuries of the church, how long did Christians fast before the festival celebrating Christ’s resurrection?

In the Middle Ages, which of the following counted as “fish” (and therefore could be eaten) during Lent?

The rule against cooking with fat, milk, or eggs during Lent led to the invention of this now popular snack food:

The southwest tower of Rouen cathedral in France has an unusual name because it was financed by wealthy parishioners who gave donations to the church in exchange for being able to eat some kinds of food normally forbidden during Lent. What is the tower called?

The church’s rule against eating this common food during Lent meant Christians had an overabundance of them on Easter morning:


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