[quote="SonCatcher, post:5, topic:307965"]
In my catechism class on Advent just last week, the material explicitly stated there are four candles. Three are purple and one is rose.
Some wreaths have a fifth candle but the fifth is not required.
We use Sadlier's We Believe series.
Also, note EWTN's article about the Advent Wreath, which also states there are four candles.
Interestingly, this is the same series that we use.
Thanks for all your back up! I'm going to shoot the teacher an email and ask her to change the grade. The quiz only had 9 questions, so one incorrect answer made a big difference in the grade!