Fictional clergymen and women: 10 questions

  1. Which author created the religious detective Father Brown?
  2. The title character in Father Ted lives on Craggy Island. But on which island does his perennial rival Dick Byrne live?
  3. What was the name of the legendary figure said to have ruled over a lost Christian community in the Orient? He was first thought to be in India, then China, while Portuguese explorers believed he had been active in Ethiopia.
  4. Franciscan friar William of Baskerville is a major figure in which world famous mystery novel centring on a series of murders in an Italian monastery in 1327, by which author?
  5. Who plays the priest Father Karras sent to deal with the case of possession in the film “The Exorcist”?
  6. What is the name of Robin Hood’s religious companion?
  7. In the Blackadder II episode “Money”, the bishop of which diocese terrorizes Blackadder over an unpaid debt?
  8. Deloris Wilson is the protagonist of which 1992 film set in a religious establishment?
  9. Who played the crime-fighting monk Cadfael in the tv series of the same name?
  10. What is the name of the Simpsons’ local vicar?

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  1. Which author created the religious detective Father Brown?
    A: GK Chesterton
  2. The title character in Father Ted lives on Craggy Island. But on which island does his perennial rival Dick Byrne live?
    A: Rugged Island
  3. What was the name of the legendary figure said to have ruled over a lost Christian community in the Orient? He was first thought to be in India, then China, while Portuguese explorers believed he had been active in Ethiopia.
    A: Prester John
  4. Franciscan friar William of Baskerville is a major figure in which world famous mystery novel centring on a series of murders in an Italian monastery in 1327, by which author?
    A: The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco
  5. Who plays the priest Father Karras sent to deal with the case of possession in the film “The Exorcist”?
    A: Max von Sydow
  6. What is the name of Robin Hood’s religious companion?
    A: Friar Tuck
  7. In the Blackadder II episode “Money”, the bishop of which diocese terrorizes Blackadder over an unpaid debt?
    A: Bath and Wells
  8. Deloris Wilson is the protagonist of which 1992 film set in a religious establishment?
    A: Sister Act
  9. Who played the crime-fighting monk Cadfael in the tv series of the same name?
    A: Derek Jacobi
  10. What is the name of the Simpsons’ local vicar?
    A: Reverend Lovejoy

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