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. How many children do Luther and Katherine care for?
(a) Six of their own and four adopted orphans
(b) Three boys and one girl
(c) Twelve, the same number as the Apostles
(d) Over a hundred foster children over the years

2. Who writes Luther saying God is merciful and will forgive him if he returns?
(a) Erasmus
(b) Duke George
(c) Hans Luther
(d) Frederick the wise

3. How many services does Luther hold on Sundays?
(a) three
(b) two
(c) four
(d) one

4. What are Luther's Monday and Tuesday sermons?
(a) on the Pauline epistles
(b) on Bible reading
(c) on the catechism
(d) on the family

5. 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 thinks it isn't a struggle
(c) because he is a believer in predestination
(d) because he is not sure there is a God

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

7. How does Luther travel safely?
(a) by traveling with bodyguards
(b) by traveling in a large group
(c) by concealing his identity
(d) by traveling only at night

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

9. What is Luther's position as he returns to Wittenberg?
(a) new advisor to Frederick the wise
(b) under the ban of both the Church and the State
(c) lector in the university
(d) director of public records

10. After a year in exile, where does Luther resolve to go?
(a) to go back to the university
(b) to return to his childhood home
(c) to go to Rome
(d) to make a trip to Wittenberg

11. What does Bainton suggest was Luther's contribution to the German language?
(a) making it boring and unpoetic
(b) making it too difficult to learn
(c) shaping it and fashioning it for the better
(d) filling it with useless Latin and Greek phrases

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

13. What chore does Luther perform at home after marrying Katherine?
(a) cleaning the floors
(b) tending the orchard
(c) washing windows
(d) taking care of the garden

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is something Bainton credits Luther for?

2. What is Luther's agrarian thought?

3. With what does Luther substitute for the chants sung by priests?

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

5. From where does Luther believe salvation comes?

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