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Protestant Reformation Quiz

A short quiz about the 16th century Reformation 8 Questions.

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The 16th century Reformation occured in which religion?

  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Buddhism

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What is the name of the German monk and professor who is considered the father of the Protestant Reformation?

  • John Calvin
  • Erasmus
  • John Wycliffe
  • Martin Luther

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What Roman Catholic practice did Martin Luther criticise when he nailed his 95 theses to a church door in 1517?

  • Infant baptism
  • Selling of indulgences
  • Praying to the Virgin Mary
  • Transubstansiation

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What nationality was John Calvin who was a principal figure in the development of Protestant Christian theology?

  • British
  • French
  • Swiss
  • German

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Henry VIII declared himself the supreme head of the Church in England after the Pope denied him a divorce from which wife?

  • Ann Boleyn
  • Catherine Parr
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Jane Seymour


How did Protestants believe that salvation could be obtained; a belief which differed from the Roman Catholic Church?

  • By good works
  • By baptism
  • By faith alone
  • By the taking of the sacraments

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Who was Archbishop of Canterbury during the English Reformation and the separation of the English church from Rome?

  • Thomas Cranmer
  • William Tyndale
  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Thomas More


Put these events of the Protestant Reformation in order - earliest first.

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  • Henry VIII becomes head of the English church
  • Thomas More is executed by Henry VIII
  • Luther nails his 95 theses to the church door
  • Tyndale publishes an English New Testament