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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Luther contend makes a sacrament useless?
(a) a lack of faith
(b) a lack of love
(c) a lack of opportunity
(d) a lack of understanding

2. Why does Luther preach against indulgences?
(a) to warn his parishioners against spiritual pitfalls
(b) to offer a better way of making money
(c) to see if anyone is listening to him
(d) to make a name for himself

3. How can many of Luther's supporters be classified?
(a) as weak and insignificant
(b) as afraid for their lives
(c) as powerful and vocal
(d) as the lunatic fringe

4. What unusual thing happens to Martin Luther in 1505?
(a) He inherits a fortune.
(b) He is struck by lightning.
(c) He has a vision of St. Anne.
(d) He recovers his sight.

5. When was Luther allowed to take his monastic vow?
(a) almost immediately
(b) sixmonths after his arrival
(c) at the end of the first year
(d) two years after he joined

6. On what grounds does Luther say undecided questions should not be considered heresy?
(a) The doctrine of indulgences has not been declared officially.
(b) There is nothing in the Bible about indulgences.
(c) Everyone is entitled to his opinion.
(d) The doctrine of indulgences has not been debated.

7. What does Luther insist is the final authority?
(a) a coming messiah
(b) only Scripture
(c) the will of the people
(d) himself

8. Who secures a promise that Luther will not be condemned without a hearing?
(a) Erasmus
(b) Frederick the Wise
(c) the Diet of Worms
(d) King Charles of Spain

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

10. How does Luther see the nature of man?
(a) as corrupt
(b) as idle
(c) as innocent
(d) as ignorant

11. What does Luther think the Church is now focused on too much?
(a) power struggles
(b) income
(c) debate
(d) wars

12. What is happening at the same time as the Renaissance?
(a) the outbreak of the plague
(b) the Moorish wars
(c) the division of the Roman and Eastern churches
(d) the Protestant Reformation

13. What does the church, according to Bainton, readily admit today?
(a) that the indulgence traffic saved the church from ruin
(b) that the indulgence traffic was a scam
(c) that the indulgence priviliedge was often given too incorrectly
(d) that indulgences are correct but given too freely during Luther's time

14. What does Luther deny in the debate?
(a) the need to destroy the church
(b) the sin of disrupting the church
(c) the Divine origin of the papacy
(d) the right to disagree with him

15. Why does Luther reject the idea that Christ is sacrificed again at the Lord's Supper?
(a) He only consented to die one time.
(b) He made sacrifice once and for all upon the cross.
(c) He cannot die over and over again.
(d) To resacrifice Christ is to kill God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sacraments does Luther accept?

2. What happens after the Diet of Worms?

3. Where is the Luther-Eck debate held?

4. What do arguments arise over before the debate?

5. What is the effect of the cartoon showing Jesus washing the disciples' feet while the Pope has his foot kissed?

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