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10/02/2016 07:49 GMT | Updated 10/02/2016 07:59 GMT

Ash Wednesday Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of The Christian Ceremony Commencing Lent

The tradition of Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Christian period of Lent, a time of reflection, fasting, and prayer lasting 40 days.

During Ash Wednesday ceremonies, ash is placed on the heads of worshippers, often marked with a visible cross.

Words uttered to mark the occasion are based on Genesis 3:19: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

But how much do you know about Ash Wednesday? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz...

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