English Reformation And The Counter Reformation

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  • 1. 

    Mary Queen of Scots is the same person as Mary I (Bloody Mary).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Mary Queen of Scots and Mary I (Bloody Mary) are not the same person. Mary Queen of Scots was a Scottish queen who reigned from 1542 to 1567, while Mary I (Bloody Mary) was the Queen of England and Ireland from 1553 to 1558. Although both women were named Mary, they were different individuals who ruled different countries during different time periods.

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  • 2. 

    Elizabeth I was a Protestant.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Elizabeth I was a Protestant because she was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who were both strong proponents of the Protestant Reformation. Elizabeth's reign as queen of England from 1558 to 1603 was marked by her support for the Church of England, which was established as a Protestant church during her father's reign. She implemented policies that favored Protestantism and suppressed Catholicism, such as the Act of Supremacy which declared the monarch as the head of the Church. Elizabeth's religious beliefs and actions firmly establish her as a Protestant ruler.

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  • 3. 

    The Catholic Church refused to reform the Church at all just because the Protestants were complaining.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Catholic Church did make efforts to reform the Church in response to the Protestant complaints. This period of reform within the Catholic Church is known as the Counter-Reformation. It involved addressing some of the issues raised by the Protestants, such as corruption within the clergy and the sale of indulgences. The Council of Trent, held between 1545 and 1563, was a major event during the Counter-Reformation and resulted in significant reforms within the Catholic Church. Thus, the Catholic Church did not refuse to reform in response to Protestant complaints.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Henry VIII want a divorce from Catherine of Aragon?

    • A.

      She committed adultery.

    • B.

      England and Spain were at war.

    • C.

      She did not have a son and heir to Henry VIII's throne.

    • D.

      She was too ugly for him.

    Correct Answer
    C. She did not have a son and heir to Henry VIII's throne.
    Explanation
    Henry VIII wanted a divorce from Catherine of Aragon because she did not have a son and heir to his throne. In that time, having a male heir was crucial for securing the succession and stability of the monarchy. As Catherine only gave birth to a daughter, Mary, Henry sought to annul his marriage in order to marry someone else who could potentially provide him with a male heir. This desire for a male heir ultimately led to the English Reformation and the establishment of the Church of England.

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  • 5. 

    Teresa of Avila was made a saint because:

    • A.

      She reformed the convents in a strict manner.

    • B.

      She traveled Europe to save the souls of Protestants.

    • C.

      She broke away from the Catholic Church and helped Martin Luther.

    • D.

      She made the best apple pie in the south of Spain.

    Correct Answer
    A. She reformed the convents in a strict manner.
    Explanation
    Teresa of Avila was made a saint because she reformed the convents in a strict manner. This means that she played a significant role in improving and bringing discipline to the religious communities within the Catholic Church. Her efforts in reforming the convents demonstrated her dedication to the faith and her commitment to upholding its values. This likely made her a highly respected figure within the Church and contributed to her canonization as a saint.

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  • 6. 

    Why was Mary I called Bloody Mary?

    • A.

      Mary killed many Catholics in order to preserve a Protestant Church of England.

    • B.

      Mary led troops into battle against Spain.

    • C.

      Mary killed many Protestants in order to preserve a Catholic England.

    • D.

      She drank a lot of Bloody Marys.

    Correct Answer
    C. Mary killed many Protestants in order to preserve a Catholic England.
    Explanation
    Mary I was called Bloody Mary because she killed many Protestants in order to preserve a Catholic England. This earned her the nickname as she executed numerous individuals who did not adhere to the Catholic faith. Her reign was marked by intense persecution of Protestants, leading to a significant loss of life and earning her a reputation for brutality.

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  • 7. 

    What is a jesuit?

    • A.

      A member of the Society of Jesus, a Catholic reform group by Ignatius of Loyola.

    • B.

      A member of the Protestant Church led by Ignatius of Loyola.

    • C.

      A member of the convent.

    • D.

      A member of the Godsmack fan club.

    Correct Answer
    A. A member of the Society of Jesus, a Catholic reform group by Ignatius of Loyola.
    Explanation
    A Jesuit is a member of the Society of Jesus, which is a Catholic reform group founded by Ignatius of Loyola. The Society of Jesus is a religious order within the Catholic Church known for its emphasis on education, missionary work, and intellectual pursuits. Jesuits take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and they are known for their commitment to social justice and serving others. They play a significant role in education, theology, and missionary work around the world.

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  • 8. 

    What changes did the Catholic Church make during the Catholic Reformation?

    • A.

      It stopped using the Inquisition to restore Catholicism.

    • B.

      It revised Catholic beliefs.

    • C.

      It provided penalties for corruption in the clergy.

    • D.

      Every Friday the bishops were forced to watch The Notebook.

    Correct Answer
    C. It provided penalties for corruption in the clergy.
    Explanation
    During the Catholic Reformation, the Catholic Church implemented penalties for corruption in the clergy. This means that the church took measures to address and punish any unethical behavior or wrongdoing among its clergy members. This was an important step in the reform process as it aimed to improve the moral standards and integrity within the church, ensuring that the clergy upheld their responsibilities and acted in accordance with the teachings of Catholicism.

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  • 9. 

    Which of Henry VIII's wives was most likely beheaded based on false accusations?

    • A.

      Katherine Parr

    • B.

      Anne of Cleves

    • C.

      Anne Boleyn

    • D.

      Kathryn Howard

    Correct Answer
    C. Anne Boleyn
    Explanation
    Anne Boleyn was most likely beheaded based on false accusations because she was accused of adultery, incest, and treason, which were all proven to be false. King Henry VIII wanted to annul his marriage to Anne in order to marry Jane Seymour, and these accusations were used as a means to justify her execution. However, there is no concrete evidence to support these accusations, and it is widely believed that they were fabricated in order to remove Anne from the throne.

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  • 10. 

    Did you like this type of activity opposed to a PowerPoint lecture? Would you be interested in doing this again? Why or why not?

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