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Martin Luther Quiz

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How many theses is Martin Luther famous for allegedly posting to the door of a church in protest of what he viewed as abuses of power?
100
95
90
85

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What religion did the 95 Theses of Martin Luther protest?
The Methodist Church
The Catholic Church
The Church of the Latter-Day Saints
The Calvinist Church

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What is the name of the religious revolution Luther and his philosophy started throughout Europe?
The Reconquista
The Renaissance
The Protestant Reformation
The Spanish Inquisition

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Martin Luther was a German. In his day, however, the nation of Germany was known as which of the following?
The Byzantine Empire
The Holy Roman Empire
Hungary
Serbia

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According to the legend, Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of a church in what German city?
Wittenburg
Hamburg
Munich
Dusseldorf

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One of Luther's main complaints against the Catholic Church was its practice of selling people forgiveness from their sins. What is the term for this practice?
Rheineruit
Syntax
Penitence
Indulgences

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For his controversial teachings, Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church by which Pope?
John VIII
Leo X
Innocent IV
Sixtus VI

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Luther preached a theology that stated what alone could lead to salvation in the eyes of God?
Faith
Patience
Courage
Actions

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What 1521 congregation was held by Church and German officials to decide their official stance on Luther's ideas?
The Council of Yedenburg
The Diet of Calicot
The Diet of Worms
The Council of Trent

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What was the official title of the work known as Luther's 95 Theses?
A Report on the Theological Practices of the Modern Church
An Argument for the Abolition of God's Children
An Elaborate Thesis on the Misuse of Clerical Authority
Disputation on the Power of Indulgences

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The Protestant stance on clerical marriage was defined by Luther's own marriage to what woman?
Hildegard von Bingen
Katarina von Bora
Nina von Ghent
Katherine of Aragon

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In what year did a massive peasant uprising burn through the Holy Roman Empire inspired by the teachings of Luther even though he would go on to condemn their rebellion?
1505
1510
1525
1540

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While he was on the run from the Church, Luther sought asylum hiding in what castle where he wrote one of the first vernacular Bibles in Germany?
Wartburg Castle
Celadon Castle
Mainefurt Castle
Symtessun Castle

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