Grade 7 Questions

Grade 7

Chapters 1 to 3

  1. What is natural law? Give an example of how it could guide you.
  2. How is Jesus the greatest sign of God's love?
  3. Why is the New Commandment, announced by Jesus, more difficult to live by?
  4. How is a covenant a special kind of agreement? Give an example of a covenant.
  5. Why did Jesus want everyone to call God "Abba"? Why was that difficult for most Jews?
  6. How can wisdom, one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, help you in your everyday life?
  7. What did John mean when he called Jesus "the Word?"
  8. How are the Bible's two main sections divided into different numbers and kinds of books?
  9. Name the four Gospels. How are they similar? How are they different?
  10. Why is God's Word often compared to light?
  11. Tell about one mystery of the faith.
  12. What did God's promise to Abraham mean for the Chosen People?
  13. What is Divine Revelation?
  14. How is a prayer of adoration different from other prayer forms, such as praying the Rosary?
  15. What is meant by the attribute: "God is truth."


Chapters 4 to 6

  1. What is Sacred Tradition?
  2. Describe the Holy Spirit's role as the soul of the Church.
  3. How is the Holy Spirit a guide for prayer?
  4. How is the Holy Spirit a Comforter in difficult times?
  5. Why did God send the Holy Spirit to us?
  6. Choose one of the names or titles for Jesus and explain what it means to you.
  7. How could Saints Maria, Rosa, and Mary Zhao help you become a stronger Christian?
  8. How is Jesus our model of being authentic?
  9. How is Mary a model of trust and discipleship for you?
  10. How did the coming of Jesus change our relationship with God?
  11. Why do we begin the Mass with the Sign of the Cross?
  12. Explain how we can say that God takes the first step toward having a relationship with us.
  13. Why is belief in the Holy Trinity central to our Catholic faith?
  14. How can we know or understand anything about the deep and tremendous mystery of the Holy Trinity?
  15. What is God's plan for us?


Chapters 7 to 9

  1. How is God a God of second chances? What do we need to do to get a second chance?
  2. Why could only the Son of God (God-made-man) gain our salvation?
  3. God made us to be happy. Describe each of these types of happiness: Original Holiness, celebrating the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, and eternal life. Then compare how they are the same or different.
  4. When we experience and see hurt, pain, sickness, and sin in our world, what is important for us to remember?
  5. Our human nature is weakened by Original Sin. Does that mean we are powerless against temptation and personal sin? Explain your answer.
  6. What are some steps you can take to gain wisdom and apply it in your own life?
  7. What was the surprising element in the Parable of the Good Samaritan?
  8. The word beatitude means "happiness or blessedness." How do the teachings of Jesus in the Beatitudes show a way for you to achieve happiness or blessedness?
  9. How does not only listening to Jesus' words but also putting them into action help you build a strong foundation for your life?
  10. How did the way Jesus treated other people give us a model of wisdom?
  11. Pope Saint John Paul II called discipleship a "noble and authentic adventure." Why would discipleship be "noble" and an "adventure"?
  12. What does God consider important in life? What does God want most for us?
  13. The Gospels give us many examples of how we can be more like Jesus. State three examples and describe how you could follow them in your own life.
  14. How does following Jesus, the Way, help you trust in God?
  15. Tell how the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary remind us of the connection between the two natures of Jesus. Be sure to give examples.


Chapters 10 – 12

  1. What does it mean to say that the Church is "catholic?"
  2. How can the Church use social media to spread the Gospel?
  3. What is free will? How does it work in our lives?
  4. What happens if babies or young children die before they can receive Baptism?
  5. What is Baptism?
  6. What is meant by the Mystical Body of Christ?
  7. What is the hierarchy of the Church?
  8. Who was Saint John Bosco? How did he use his gifts for the Body of Christ?
  9. What does it mean to say that the Church is "one?"
  10. How did Saint Paul learn that Christians were part of the "Body of Christ?"
  11. What is the Church?
  12. What is prayer? What kind of prayer brings you closer to God?
  13. Why is the Church called "apostolic"?
  14. How was Saint Théodore Guérin a nineteenth-century disciple of Jesus?
  15. What is a disciple?


Chapters 13 to 15

  1. What are the four Cardinal Virtues? Which one would you most like to develop now? Explain.
  2. What virtues can be seen in the life of Saint Margaret Ward?
  3. Why is virtue called a "holy habit"?
  4. What are the Theological Virtues?
  5. How can seventh-graders show modesty?
  6. What is meant by human dignity?
  7. How does scandal hurt the Body of Christ?
  8. What is the "consistent ethic of life"?
  9. What is euthanasia?
  10. Why did Jesus say that anger and vengeance were also sins against the Fifth Commandment?
  11. What are vices? How do they develop in our lives?
  12. What is conscience? How does it work?
  13. What is the soul?
  14. How did Blessed Aloysius Stepinac show great virtues as an archbishop?
  15. What is mortal sin?


Chapters 16 to 18

  1. What is contrition? What does "imperfect contrition" mean?
  2. What are the two Sacraments of Healing? Who may receive them?
  3. How could you support a classmate or friend who became very ill?
  4. What is absolution?
  5. Why should we be comfortable confessing our sins to a priest?
  6. Why can the Eucharist be called "food for the journey"?
  7. What are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit? Which gift, do you think, will help you grow closer to Christ now?
  8. In the United States, at what age is the Sacrament of Confirmation celebrated?
  9. How does the RCIA prepare adults and older children to become members of the Church?
  10. What happens in the Sacrament of Baptism?
  11. What are the Seven Sacraments?
  12. What does the Real Presence mean?
  13. How did the celebration of the Lord's Day develop?
  14. What are the Sacraments of Initiation?
  15. How is Jesus himself a Sacrament?


Chapters 19 to 21

  1. What are the Works of Mercy?
  2. What is All Souls Day? Why has the Church established this day of remembrance?
  3. What are Particular Judgment and Last Judgment?
  4. How and why did Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead?
  5. What is Purgatory?
  6. How did Jesus treat everyone with justice?
  7. What is peace? Tell what it's like when there is peace in your family, class, or neighborhood.
  8. How can social media help the Church reach out to young people like you?
  9. Why did Jesus compare the Kingdom of Heaven to a mustard seed?
  10. What is solidarity?
  11. Tell how each layperson shares in Jesus' mission as priest, prophet, and king.
  12. What are the evangelical counsels?
  13. Who was Saint Anthony of Padua? What were his special gifts and vocation?
  14. What is the domestic Church?
  15. What is a vocation? What or who will help you know your vocation?