Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, to Luther, is the ultimate problem?
(a) where to go to be safe
(b) how to remain alive
(c) man's relationship to God
(d) apostacy in the Church

2. On what occasion does Luther utter these words: "Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen"?
(a) on his death bed
(b) taking his monastic vows
(c) when facing his accusers
(d) at the end of his books

3. What does Luther get from his family life?
(a) comfort and a distraction from worries
(b) problems of a material nature
(c) freedom to read and study
(d) motivation to continue

4. What law does Luther insist should be null?
(a) any demand that is contrary to the Word of God
(b) any law that favors the princes only
(c) any law that puts people into slavery
(d) any law that has different criteria for different classes

5. What does Luther think when Carlstadt attacks images and church music?
(a) that Carlstadt is right
(b) that Carlstadt is envious of Luther's prominence
(c) that Cralstadt is being legalistic
(d) that Carlstadt is wrong

6. What does Luther think about politics?
(a) politics is the only answer for reform
(b) politics is peripheral to God's service
(c) politics is only to prohibit religion
(d) politics is God's way of working things out

7. During the translation process, what gives Luther a serious problem?
(a) reconciling the writings of James with the writings of Paul
(b) separating the Old Testament from the New
(c) his failing eyesight
(d) finding exact meanings for Greek words

8. Why does Luther resist getting married?
(a) He thinks women are instruments of the Devil.
(b) He thinks he is doomed to martyrdom as a heretic.
(c) He fears having children.
(d) He thinks he has no time for marriage.

9. What does Luther undertake to do in his lifetime?
(a) He establishes Lutheran schools across Germany.
(b) Luther translates the Bible, catechism, and liturgy as well as a hymn book.
(c) He set out to debate all who disagree with his doctrine.
(d) He works to convert all people to Lutheranism.

10. Regardless of one's calling, what does Luther insist all should have?
(a) equal pay for equal work
(b) time off for rest and recuperation
(c) the opportunity to advance
(d) the attitude of Christian love

11. What does Bainton suggest about the last quarter of Luther's life?
(a) He has no crucial achievements.
(b) He mellows and becomes tolerant of the papists.
(c) He turns his attention to more temporal matters.
(d) He ceases to write books and hymns.

12. By 1527, what is the makeup of the whole electoral of Saxony?
(a) almost exclusively anti-religious
(b) evangelical as opposed to Catholic
(c) half and half reformers and Catholics
(d) solidly Catholic

13. What does Luther say is comforting and releases one for responsibility for his actions?
(a) to believe that salvation comes from outside ourselves
(b) to believe there is no hell
(c) to believe there is plenty of time to repent
(d) to believe in pre-destination

14. What area is largely won within a decade of the Reformation?
(a) the British Isles
(b) the northeast of France
(c) most of Northern Germany
(d) most of Europe

15. Why does Thomas Muntzer not concern himself with the struggle to get right with God?
(a) because he believes one cannot be wrong with God
(b) because he is a believer in predestination
(c) because he thinks it isn't a struggle
(d) because he is not sure there is a God

Short Answer Questions

1. Although preaching on the same topics, how does Luther keep his preaching fresh?

2. What causes increased levies on the land, imperiled commons, and a deflated economy?

3. What pleases Luther upon his return?

4. What is the result of the Peasant War?

5. What do the peasants and the princes think of Luther after the Peasant War?

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