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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What makes Luther's stand on infant baptism difficult to explain?
(a) that he saw children as born totally depraved
(b) that the efficacy of a sacrament depends on the faith of the recipient
(c) that he had a particular disdain for children of all ages
(d) that he actually agreed with the position of the Church

2. What is often characteristic of Luther's emotional stability?
(a) dogged determination
(b) insecurity
(c) lacking self-confidence
(d) mood swings

3. What drives Luther to make extra long confessions?
(a) to let the confessor see how religious he is
(b) to be sure that he remembers and confesses every one of his sins
(c) to earn extra indulgences to shorten his time in purgatory
(d) to get out of doing boring work

4. What does Luther say that outrages the Catholic hierarchy?
(a) God is dead.
(b) Man can only be saved through philosophy.
(c) The Pope can err and a council can err.
(d) The church is based on lies.

5. What label does Humanism place on the indulgences?
(a) forward thinking
(b) silliness and superstition
(c) a religious right
(d) clever fund raising

6. What is it that Luther seeks in the monastery?
(a) strict discipline
(b) choir lessons
(c) good libraries
(d) monetary suppert

7. Under what condition does Luther refuse to come to an examination by the Diet?
(a) if there is no guarantee against assassination
(b) if the only purpose is for him to recant
(c) if the Pope does not agree to the examination
(d) if he cannot bring along his lawyers

8. How does Luther differ with the Catholic Church on the Eucharist?
(a) He does not believe it slhould be limited to bread and wine.
(b) He does not believe it is necessary in worship.
(c) He believes it should only be taken on Saturday.
(d) He does not believe that the bread and wine transform into the body and blood of God.

9. Where does Luther believe the answers for living a Christian life can be found?
(a) in the practice of good living
(b) in the edicts of the Pope
(c) in the Bible
(d) in the stars

10. What is happening in Wittenberg during Luther's absence?
(a) a reformation
(b) a regulation
(c) a revolution
(d) a restitution

11. What is Hans Luther's occupation?
(a) He is a green grocer.
(b) He works in the mines and owns six foundries.
(c) He butchers sheep and pigs.
(d) He is a teacher.

12. What happens in the Piazza Narona?
(a) Luther's books are burned.
(b) Luther's books are distributed widely.
(c) Luther recants his position.
(d) Luther is burned at the stake.

13. Which of the works raises the most opposition?
(a) The Address to the German Nobility
(b) The Sermon on Good Works
(c) The Freedom of the Christian Man
(d) The Babylonian Captivity

14. When are the debate notes to be published?
(a) immediately after the debate
(b) ten years after the debate
(c) after the judges submit their verdict
(d) after review by the Vatican

15. What does The Babylonian Captivity assert?
(a) that the Pope is Nebuchadnezar
(b) that people are enslaved by indulgences
(c) that the Church is enslaved by sacraments
(d) that the Church has become a prison

Short Answer Questions

1. From what is it that Luther insists no man can separate another?

2. What do arguments arise over before the debate?

3. Why is the issuance of indulgences popular with the Pope?

4. How does Luther react to the canonists who burn his books?

5. What is the commonly accepted belief about gaining the hereafter in Luther's Germany?

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