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History of The Catholic Church Quiz

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What is the title of the patriarch of the Catholic Church?
The Pope
The Bishop of Tours
The Arch-Abbot
The High Elder

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According to Catholic tradition, what apostle of Christ served as the first Pope?
Peter
Thomas
James
John

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For how long does an individual serve as the Pope?
10 Years
15 Years
30 Years
For life

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What city is the center of the Catholic Church and also where the Pope lives?
Nice
Venice
Paris
Vatican City

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Throughout the early life of the Church, what was the name of the meetings between religious officials to determine doctrine?
Conveniences
Synods
Epistoralles
Dogmas

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The Church sponsored the creation of the Holy Roman Empire by appointing what famous monarch as its first emperor?
Henry VIII
William Wallace
Frederick II
Charlemagne

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What Roman Emperor was the first to legalize the practices of the Catholic Church within the empire in 313?
Augustus Caesar
Julius Caesar
Constantine I
Theodorus II

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What was the name of Emperor Constantine's 313 decree which legalized the Church within Roman borders?
The Edict of Worms
The Edict of Byzantium
The Edict of Rome
The Edict of Milan

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The Great Schism of 1054 split the church into the Roman Catholic Church and what other faith?
The Methodist faith
The Church of England
The Eastern Orthodox Church
The Lutheran faith

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The Great Schism mainly occurred due to disputes over which of the following ideas?
Whether or not women could be priests
Whether or not Baptism was necessary for salvation
The universal authority of the pope.
Whether Jesus was the son of God

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Which of the following terms refers to the practice where the Church banishes a member from its ranks?
Excommunication
Altomeniation
Arbitration
Purgatorization

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What Roman Emperor made Catholicism the official religion of the Western Roman Empire?
Constantine II
Ferdinand I
Clayborne III
Theodosius I

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What is the name of the clash of ideology within the Church which temporarily resulted in the destruction of all religious images which were declared as idolatrous?
The Portraiclasm
The Venericlasm
The Symboliclasm
The Iconoclasm

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From 325 to 787 there was relative harmony within the Church represented by how many Ecumenical Councils to hammer out the details of their religion?
Three
Seven
Twelve
Fifteen

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What was the term for the religious theory that, rather than a single Pope, the Church should instead be ruled by the five most influential bishops?
The Council of Galilee
The Pentarchy
The Oligarchous Table
The Theben Model

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What is the name of the Eastern Roman Emperor who supported the pentarchy of church power with his policies?
Paracelsus I
Justinian I
Peter IV
Hirak II

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What 732 battle saw the forces organized around the Church halt the Moorish invasion of Europe?
The Battle of Tours
The Battle of Badon Flats
The Battle of Hastings
The Battle of Venice

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Up until 1967, the Catholic Church officially recorded their documents and performed services in what language?
Italian
Slavic
Aramaic
Latin

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What famous philosopher started a religion that broke off from the Catholic Church due to his belief in pre-destination of the soul among other concepts?
Oliver Cromwell
Thomas Aquinas
Erasmus
John Calvin

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What Pope officially called for the First Crusade?
John X
Gregory II
Urban II
Innocent IV

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What is the name of the 1095 meeting where the First Crusade was ordered?
The Council of Rome
The Diet of Worms
The Council of Clemont
The Council of Trent

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One of the main goals of the First Crusade was to aid what nation which the caliphate was invading?
Greece
England
The Holy Roman Empire
The Byzantine Empire

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What is the term for the immoral practice of the Church to force people to pay for the forgiveness of their sins?
Prismas
Sacramentalisms
Dogmas
Indulgences

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What is the name of the legendary philosopher of the Catholic Church who wrote Summa Theologica to apply Greek logic to the Catholic Church's teachings?
Thomas Aquinas
Augustine
Gregory I
Darwin of Tours

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What crusade taking place from 1202-1204 saw the crusading forces of the church simply sack Constantinople and then return home?
The Second Crusade
The Third Crusade
The Fourth Crusade
The Fifth Crusade

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What Pope revolutionized the modern Church by calling to order the Second Vatican Council?
Pious XX
Mark XIII
Stephen IV
John XXIII

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In 1521, what council did the Church call to order to determine their stance on Martin Luther?
The Diet of Worms
The Council of Trent
The Association of Leicester
The Diet of Austin

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What was the name of the period in Catholic history which saw the Church reform its dogma in response to the Reformation?
The Ecumenical Period
The Indulgence
The Reconquista
The Counter-Reformation

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What is the name of the grand convening of Catholic philosophers where they decided on the dogma changes in response to the Reformation?
The Diet of Worms
The Council of Trent
The Second Vatican Council
The Gregorian Parliament

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What contemporary Pope wrote the text Catechism of the Catholic Church to codify the faith?
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Michael V
Francis III
John Paul II
Peter X

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