Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When are the debate notes to be published?

2. What unusual thing happens to Martin Luther in 1505?

3. When is the Papal bull "Cum Postquam" issued?

4. When are Luther's primary works delivered to the printer?

5. Besides himself, what does Luther begin to question?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Luther characterize the institution of the papacy?

2. How do the ninety-five theses get into the hands of the general public?

3. How does Luther's disagreement with the church begin with the selling of indulgences on the Day of all Saints?

4. When do Luther and Erasmus seem to be in accord?

5. What is the legal argument Luther makes against the legality of his case?

6. Describe the rigors of monastic life.

7. What is the initial result of Luther's attacks on the practice of selling indulgences?

8. How does Eck raise the question of tradition and how does Luther respond?

9. How does Luther become both a national and an international figure?

10. Where is Luther's first assignment outside of the cloister?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the changing attitudes toward religion today. Mention the decline in traditional church attendance and the rise of mega churches. State your opinion on why attitudes toward religion tend to change with the times.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the right to religious freedom of worship. Also include the right to have no religious preference at all. Discuss in your essay the injustice of having religion inflicted by the government.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about religious tolerance. In your essay discuss how Luther wanted religious tolerance for his beliefs but demonstrated his own intolerance for Jews and others who disagreed with him. State your opinion about how religious tolerance can be achieved.

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