I came across this question from The Ultimate Catholic Quiz blog post on catholiceducation.org
The correct answer didn’t make sense to me and I was hoping if someone can elaborate.
Who committed the first sin, not counting the fallen angels?
a. Cain, when he murdered his brother Abel
b. Adam, from whom we inherit original sin
c. Eve, from whom we inherit original sin
d. Adam and Eve together, from whom we inherit original sin
e. none of the above
a. No, since Adam and Eve had sinned even before Cain and Abel were born.
b. No, because Eve sinned before Adam when she ate the forbidden fruit. His sin came immediately thereafter. See Genesis 3:6.
c. Although Eve sinned first and induced Adam to sin, we do not inherit original sin from her but from him, because he was the head of the human race.
d. No, since we don’t inherit original sin from Eve.
e. Each of the above answers is incorrect, making this one the right answer.