A Reformation Quiz

This Friday, if trains run on schedule, our family hopes to be attending the Ligonier Regional Conference in Lutherstadt Wittenberg ( This year celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Since we had fun with the last quiz, I have one on the Reformation. We’ll check our answers together again on Sunday.
This Sunday, we’ll be focusing on Acts 17 and considering:
-What are the world’s misperceptions of Christian faith?
-Can the Gospel be rationally defended?
-How did the early church preach the Gospel to an unbelieving culture?
-Are we where we are today because of a divine plan?
1. The 16th century revolt which divided Christians into Protestants and Catholics is known as the—?
a) The Religious Revolts
b) The revolt of the Popes
c) The Reformation
d) The Great schism
2. The leader of the German revolt was—?
a) Luther
b) Calvin
c) Hapsburg
d) Erasmus
3. Who wrote a list of 95 theses against indulgences and nailed them to the door of the church in Wittenberg?
a) Calvin
b) Spinoza
c) Luther
d) Martin Cane
4. The most important political treaty signed at the conclusion of the religious wars?
a) Treaty of Ghent
b) Treaty of Paris
c) Peace of Augsburg
d) The Treaty of the Agnostics
5. The French and Dutch drew their Protestantism chiefly from—?
a) Luther
b) Zwingli
c) Calvin
d) John Knox
6. The church practice of selling positions of leadership was called:
a) Patriarch
b) Heresy
c) Indulgences
d) Simony
e) Excommunication
7. Who was John Wycliffe of London, and what did he do?
a) He was a king who was fed up with the church’s power and influence in his kingdom.
b) He was a pope who changed church laws.
c) He was a mystic who founded the first Lutheran Church.
d) He was an early critic of the church’s corrupt practices. He disagreed with the selling of indulgences, simony, and the Bible being in Latin. Eventually he produces the first English translation of the Bible.
e) He was a priest who believed that women should be allowed to become priests.
8. What happens to Jan Hus, a Bohemian priest, at the Council of Constance in 1415, when he believes he is actually coming to debate his views and concerns about the abuses within the Catholic Church?
a) He is “canonized” as a saint by Pope Leo III in 1414.
b) Jan thinks he is going to openly debate his views; but instead, he is burned at the stake as a heretic for his views.
c) He is crowned as the 100th pope.
d) He is made the King of France and he starts his own religion.
e) He converts to Judaism and then to Islam.
Bonus question:What is the meaning of Sola Scriptura?
Sources: History Quiz and Quia


John Snyder

John I. Snyder is an international pastor, conference speaker, and author of the book "Resenting God: Escape the Downward Spiral of Blame" (ranked #1 on Christian Ethics in Theology on Amazon) from Abingdon Press. His highly acclaimed prayer guide "Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God" (ranked #1 on Meditations on Amazon books, #1 on Prayer on Amazon Kindle, #9 on Christian living on Amazon) from Thomas Nelson Publishers has transformed the lives of readers all over the world, taking them on a 100-day journey in prayer over a specific issue or circumstance in their lives. Pastor John received his Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and he received his Doctor of Theology degree magna cum laude in New Testament Studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland. John has been featured on Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, Fox News, Faith Radio Network, Cru, American Family Radio Network, In the Market with Janet Parshall, The Bottom Line with Roger Marsh, Miracle Channel, Bill Martinez Live, and many more. Pastor John is host of the podcast The Walk on Theology Mix. The Walk is about our faith walk, the way we live out our faith in our daily life. It brings conversations of faith from all aspects with writers, pastors, friends, musicians, entrepreneurs, and others

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