Introducing the Catholic Knowledge Quiz Game
Heritage History's Catholic Knowledge App is now available for Android, Apple, and Windows devices. It can be installed for FREE at the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, and the Microsoft Store for Windows PCs. This site provides additional information and printable Study Aids.
Catholic Knowledge is more than just a quiz game. It was designed to teach interesting facts about the doctrines, traditions, history, and cultural achievements of the Catholic Church, as well as to test players' existing knowledge. The program includes hundreds of study aids so students who are not already familiar with a particular subject will have easy access to reference material.
Catholic Knowledge includes thousands of questions and was designed to hold the interest of both novice and advanced players. Its question bank is organized into five program categories, then subdivided into forty distinct subjects. This division allows players to focus on topics of special interest.
This unique arrangement of questions makes the Catholic Knowledge Game suitable for directed study since it can be used to gain mastery in specific subjects. The game was designed for high school students and young adults but it can also be used for independent study or instructive entertainment. Anyone who wants an enjoyable way to educate themselves about the enormous influence of the Church on Western Civilization will find the Catholic Knowledge Game a valuable resource.
Two Ways to Learn as You Play
The Catholic Knowledge Game can be used as a quiz program in two ways. In either mode, the user is presented with twelve questions from a particular question bank. In Catholic Quest mode students answer questions from a whole program category (600+ questions) and win points based on speed and difficulty. Catholic Quest players start as 'Postulants' with easy questions and proceed through five levels of difficulty.
Users who would like to focus on a specific topic with a more restricted question bank (80+ questions) can answer questions related to one subcategory at a time and earn up to twelve Knowledge Medals proving mastery in a specific field.
Players can earn up to twelve medals in each category for answering questions correctly and medal points are based on the number and type of medals won.
Players who enjoy competition can post their Knowledge Medals and Catholic Quest scores to public Leaderboards. They can compete against all Catholic Knowledge users or define a unique Group Name and compete against members of their school or study group. Students who are working with an instructor can also use the Progress Report feature to send scores to their group leader.
Catholic Knowledge Categories
The Catholic Knowledge question bank is composed of over 3600 questions divided among five categories. Each division includes questions ranging in difficulty from novice to advanced but some categories are inherently more challenging than others.
In general, Truths of the Faith and Holy Scriptures are relatively easy, and those program dedicated to history, culture, and liturgy are more challenging. Click on title links for more detailed information.
|The Truths of the Faith program covers four essential areas of Catholic teaching: Fundamental Doctrine, the Sacraments, Moral Teaching, and Apologetics. Subjects are covered at a High School level and include some advanced concepts.
|The Holy Scriptures program includes both Old and New Testament histories, with units covering Genesis, Moses, the Kingdom of Israel, the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles. Epistles, Psalms and minor prophets are not covered.
|The Saints and Heroes program covers Church History from the Apostolic Age to the 18th century with an emphasis on Saints and Christian heroes. Some prior knowledge of European history is recommended.
|The Catholic Culture program investigates the influence of the Church on cultural aspects of Western Civilization. Topics include Architecture, Art, Music, Science, Education, Law, and Literature. Some knowledge of Medieval history is helpful.
|The Worship and Tradition program covers topics related to liturgy and worship, prayer, spirituality, signs and symbols, Marian devotions, and the clergy. The Ordinary Roman mass is covered and alternative rites such as the TLM and Byzantine rite are also featured.
Catholic Knowledge was created to help students advance their knowledge of Church history and traditions. It can be used for independent study, for friendly competition among peers, or as a group learning activity. Printable versions of selected questions and Study Aids are available on this website.
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