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Reformation Quiz

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Most of the religions that were born out of the Reformation are called what kind of religions?
Schismian Religions
Protestant Religions
Volstian Religions
Barmelin Religions

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Many historians credit the beginning of the Reformation being in 1517 when what German monk directly challenged Catholic doctrine and gained massive support by doing so?
John Hobbes
Martin Luther
Adam Smith
Karl Marx

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Luther aired his grievances with the church by nailing how many of these against the door of a cathedral in Germany?
95
87
71
62

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What is the name of the period in the history of the Catholic Church in response to the Reformation where members of the church began to revise doctrine in response to many of the criticisms brought up against them?
The Anti-Reformation
The Invictus Period
The Fourth Vatican Era
The Counter Reformation

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What is the name of the practice by the Catholic Church which many Protestants protested that allowed individuals to pay money for the forgiveness of their sins?
Indulgences
Contissiors
Elfeitiors
Prodigens

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What is the name of the 1521 council meeting where Martin Luther was officially decried as a heretic by the Catholic Church?
The Second Vatican Council
The Diet of Wynanpole
The Edenburg March
The Edict of Worms

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The Edict of Worms specifically forbade citizens of what European power from expressing sympathy with Luther's ideas?
The Holy Roman Empire
France
Spain
Great Britain

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In the time of the Reformation (and still to this to an extent), what part of Germany predominantly sided with Luther in his philosophies?
The South
The North
The West
The East

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Among the philosophy of Luther and many other Protestant leaders was the questioning of the Catholic belief in what stage of the afterlife which prepared unclean souls to enter Heaven?
Helheim
Purgatory
Castor
Embul

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What is the name of the war that raged for much of the Reformation which started as a conflict between the Catholic and Lutheran states of Germany but then saw other European powers swoop in to prolong the conflict?
The Ten Years' War
The Thirty Years' War
The Seven Years' War
The Fifty Years' War

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What ruler is credited with tarting the Thirty Years' War when he became Holy Roman Emperor because of his efforts to subdue Protestantism's spread?
Ferdinand II
Albert I
Eustice II
Peter I

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The Defenestration of Prague is another event believed to have kicked off the Thirty Years' War. In this event, Bohemian Protestants performed what disrespect against officials from the empire?
They presented offensive caricature paintings as gifts to the officials.
They tarred and feathered the officials.
They stripped the officials naked and sent them away.
They pushed the officials out of a window.

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What event in 1648 featuring multiple signed peace treaties officially ended the Thirty Years' War?
The Peace of Westphalia
The Peace of Ettsburgh
The Peace of Martel
The Peace of Berlin

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Among almost all Protestant religions was which of the following beliefs about papal authority?
The Pope should have the ability to create additional commandments.
The Pope should move the Vatican to France.
The Pope should be elected by the people.
The Pope should have no authority over the church or its people.

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What is the name of this Reformation figure famous for gathering followers with his concept of pre-destination in the afterlife?
Horatio Thomlin
Peter Curtis
John Calvin
Modhe Ulmer

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Huldrych Zwingli is famous for his leadership of the Reformation in what European country?
Portugal
Great Britain
France
Switzerland

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Zwingli's followers evolved into which of the following religious groups?
The Anapbaptists
The Franciscans
The Cheriottes
The Church of England

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One of the major advantages that aided the Protestants was their ability to print thousands of pamphlets explaining their positions to the common folk. This was made possible because what man had invented the printing press in the 15 Century?
Samuel Morse
Johann Gutenberg
Elijah Trumbull
Pierre de Nice

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Luther's Smaller Catechism was meant to teach individuals of what group his religious philosophies?
Children
The illiterate
The French
Atheists

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What is the term for the Protestant belief that faith alone is enough to save one in the eyes of God and that good works are not necessary?
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Sola Fide
Mono Imnos
Tixus Plea
Proto Comnim

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What is the name of this man who was the Elector of Saxony who shielded Martin Luther from the forces that sought him for years?
Samuel the Courageous
Nicholas the Prudent
Ashton the Pious
Frederick the Wise

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Decet Romanum Pontificem is the name of an official decree from the Church that did which of the following?
It disbanded the Holy Roman Empire.
It officially recognized Protestant religions as legitimate faiths.
It banned the practice of indulgences.
It excommunicated Martin Luther.

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What is the name of this famous knight whose Black Company helped lead the peasants of Germany in the German Peasants' War of 1524-1525 because of his sympathy fro Protestant ideals?
Matthis Leppon
Lundselyn of Dubrun
Hundel Roark
Florian Geier

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Martin Luther directly condemned the peasants of the German Peasants War even though they fought for his ideals. What was the name of his written work where he condemned their actions directly?
Don't Besmirch My Name, You Rabble
Peasants: Why They Need to Get Back to Work
Against the Murderous Thieving Hordes of Peasants
The Peasants Are Awful and I Have No Sympathy for Them

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Germany was the center of the Reformation for decades. What was the first German state to adopt a Protestant religion as its official state religion?
Lichtenburg
Prussia
Bohemia
Persia

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What city in Switzerland became a haven for Protestants after John Calvin helped to restructure its religious organization?
Zurich
Geneva
Basel
Lugano

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The many emerging Protestant religions of the Reformation were often n conflict with one another. What meeting in 1529 sought to have Zwingli and Luther discuss a union of their faiths only for it to fail miserably?
The Edict of Nantes
The Marburg Colloquy
The Diet of Worms
The Fielding of Barcelona

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What English king started the Church of England during the Reformation?
Henry VIII
Wendell IV
Marcus II
Paul VI

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What is the name of this legendary English martyr who died for refusing to join the Church of England and also wrote Utopia?
Francis Roubert
Desmond Clithe
Thomas More
Robin Burke

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An infamous massacre where French Catholics attacked and killed a mass of Protestant Huguenots occurred on what saint's feast day in 1572?
Saint Sebastian
Saint Michael
Saint Lucia
Saint Bartholomew

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