Bible Quiz-Dei Verbum

Bible Quiz at Diocesan Level

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To greatly improve the knowledge and understanding of the Holy Bible, the department of Faith Formation is introducing a Bible quiz program “Dei Verbum” (Word of God) as part of the CCD curriculum. Bible quiz will be a diocesan program of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago, USAand will be conducted every year. There are threelevels for this program:

  1. Parish level
  2. Regional level
  3. Diocese level (Final on-stage)


The diocesan quiz program will be led by a team designated by and under the guidance of Eparchial Catechetical Council. This team will closely work with Regional level or Forane level leaders, vicars and CCD principals to co-ordinate all activities and communications for the success of this program. Few key responsibilities of this team are: question preparation, regional level written test evaluation, onstage judgement, onstage quiz master role, communication, preparation of rules and guidance, administrative functions, and budget.


Registered CCD students (grade four to twelve), youth and adult members of Syro-Malabar parishes are eligible to participate in this Bible quiz. We encourage all the parishes and missions to actively participate in this new program. A nominal fee of $10.00 is tobe collected from each participant to cover the cost such as administration cost, certificates, trophies and grand prizes. Since Bible Quiz is part of the student’s annual CCD academic award, all students from fourth to twelfth grade are encouraged to participate in this program.


For the purpose of this program, the parishes and missions under our diocese are split into five regions/zones. Each parish/region will compete in 4 groups as shown below:





Participant Group


CCD Grade in the new academic year


Sub Junior

4 to 6



7 and 8



9 to 12


Youth and Adults

Above grade 12 and all adults


Bible Books/Quiz Dates

Parish Level (Sunday, Dec 2nd,2023)

Grades 4-12  -   Gospel of Matthew 1-18

Adult             -   Gospel of Matthew


Semi Final (Saturday, Feb 17th ,2024)

Grades 4-12   -   Gospel of Matthew

Adults            -   Gospel of Matthew + Second Corinthians


Final (Saturday, May 11th, 2024)

Grades 4-12  -   Gospel of Matthew + Second Corinthians

Adults           -   Gospel of Matthew + Second Corinthians + The Book of Isaiah Ch 40-66


·       Winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize) from each group will receive cash awards*, certificates, and trophies.

1st Prize          $1000

2nd Prize        $750

3rd Prize         $500

·       All candidates who receive 90% or above in the Final Quiz will be issued a Certificate of Excellence award.

            ·       All participants appearing in the final quiz competition will receive a certificate from the Diocese.


*Cash awards will be divided/recalculated proportionately if there are more winners in the same group.

 Detailed guidelines will be sent later.


Blessings and Prayers,


Fr. George Danavelil


Department of Faith Formation


Quiz Team 

Fr. Jacob Christy Paramukattil



Francis Thomas, Nixon Philip



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