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History of Christianity in Asia Trivia

How much do you know about the ancient, medieval and modern history of Christianity in Asia?
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Last updated: June 28, 2022
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Hint (Antiquiy)
Answer
City where the term "Christian" was first coined
Antioch
Arab king of Edessa who according to legend wrote a letter to Jesus
Abgar V
The first nation to have converted to Christianity, in 301 AD
Armenia
Missionary responsible for converting the above nation to Christianity
Gregory the Illuminator
Island in the Indian Ocean reportedly evangelized by St. Thomas, which adhered to the Church of the East until it was conquered by Muslims in the 16th century
Socotra
Christian Arab Kingdom which allied with the Byzantines against the Sassanids
Ghassanids
Christian Arab Kingdom which allied with the Sassanids against the Byzantines
Lakhmids
Ethnic group associated with the Church of the East
Assyrian
City that was the seat of the Church of the East under Sassanian rule
Ctesiphon
City that was the seat of the Church of the East after the Muslim conquest
Baghdad
Region of Arabia home to a large number of Christians under the Ethiopian Empire
Najran
Iranian language responsible for much of the Gospel translation along the Silk Road
Sogdian
First Christian missionary to China, who arrived in the Tang Dynasty in 635 AD
Alopen
Central Asian city in modern Turkmenistan that was a center of Christian learning
Merv
Hint (Medieval to Early Modern Period)
Answer
Mongol tribe which converted to Christianity in the 11th century
Keraites
Mongol Empress who was a devout Christian from the previously mentioned tribe, mother of Kublai Khan
Sorghaghtani Beki
Chinese-born Turk who became the patriarch of the Church of the East
Yahballaha III / Rabban Markos
Term referring to the St. Thomas Christian community of southern India
Nasrani
Term referring to Lebanese Catholics
Maronite
Former Portuguese colony in India which became a center of Catholic missions in Asia
Goa
Jesuit saint known as the "Apostle of the Indies," "Apostle of the Far East" and "Apostle of Japan"
Francis Xavier
City and island known as the birthplace of Catholicism in the Philippines
Cebu
Confucian scholar who converted to Catholicism and was friends with Matteo Ricci
Xu Guangqi
Patron saint of the Philippines, who was martyred in Japan
Lorenzo Ruiz
Catholic peasant uprising against the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan
Shimabara Rebellion
The 16 year old leader of the previously mentioned uprising
Amakusa Shiro
Term for the Hidden Christians of Japan
Kakure Kirishitan
19th century Christian kingdom established in China following an uprising
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
Emperor of the previously mentioned kingdom and self-proclaimed younger brother of Jesus
Hong Xiuquan
Country where between 130,000 and 300,000 Christians were martyred between the 18th and 19th centuries
Vietnam
Hint (Modern Era)
Answer
City once known as the Jerusalem of the East, home to a 1907 Protestant Revival
Pyongyang
Newly independent nation that is 98% Catholic
Timor-Leste
Christian-majority region of Indonesia with an active independence movement
West Papua
Most spoken language among Christians in India
Malayalam
New religious movement which believes Jesus has returned as a Chinese woman
Eastern Lightning
Ethnic group in Yunnan which is the only majority Protestant ethnic group in China
Lisu
Sri Lankan city which is the center of Sinhalese Catholicism, and was targeted in the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks
Negombo
Coastal city that is 15-20% Christian and known as "China's Jerusalem"
Wenzhou
Muslim country believed to have the fastest growing Christian population in the 21st century
Iran
Country which sends out the second most missionaries in the world after the United States
South Korea
Most Christians in Pakistan speak this language
Punjabi
Indian state known as "the only predominantly Baptist state in the world"
Nagaland
Christian-majority state in Myanmar
Chin
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