The Anointing of the Sick: Definition, History & Symbols

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What is the essential rite of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick?

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1. Who can receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, according to Catholic belief?

2. Which of the following are the effects of the Anointing of the Sick according to Catholic doctrine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of the uses and history of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Some topics you will be quizzed on include the essential rite of the sacrament, as well as who can receive the sacrament and its effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to recall:

  • Which council refocused the sacrament as 'the sacrament of the sick'
  • The essential rite of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Symbolism of oil used in the Anointing of the Sick
  • Who can receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Effects of the Anointing of the Sick according to Catholic doctrine

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the sacrament's effects from the related lesson on the Catholic sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history and roots of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick to answer questions about symbols in the sacrament

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Anointing of the Sick, check out the accompanying lesson on The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Describes the essential rite of the sacrament
  • Details who can receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Explains how the sacrament affects a sick person
  • Identifies symbols associated with the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Explains the history behind the Anointing of the Sick
  • Explores how the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is used today
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