Here I Stand: Chapter 1

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Here I Stand: Chapter 1 - Quiz


Quiz over Chapter 1 of Bainton's biography of Martin Luther.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To whom did Luther, the young university student, cry out when he became terrified in a severe thunderstorm?

    • A.

      St. Francis

    • B.

      St. Anne

    • C.

      St. Jude

    • D.

      St. Christopher

    Correct Answer
    B. St. Anne
    Explanation
    Luther, the young university student, cried out to St. Anne when he became terrified in a severe thunderstorm.

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  • 2. 

    The author of Here I Stand, Roland Bainton, says that Luther was above all a man of...

    • A.

      Character

    • B.

      Passion

    • C.

      Scholarship

    • D.

      Religion

    Correct Answer
    D. Religion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is religion. In the book "Here I Stand," Roland Bainton highlights that Luther's primary focus and defining characteristic was his deep commitment to his religious beliefs. Luther's actions and writings were driven by his religious convictions, particularly his belief in the need for reform within the Catholic Church. He challenged the authority and teachings of the Church, sparking the Protestant Reformation. Religion played a central role in Luther's life and was the foundation for his actions and contributions to history.

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  • 3. 

    Luther's treatment by his parents is best described as...

    • A.

      Both loving and harsh.

    • B.

      Much too harsh.

    • C.

      Much too lenient.

    • D.

      Emotionally detached.

    Correct Answer
    A. Both loving and harsh.
    Explanation
    Luther's treatment by his parents can be described as both loving and harsh. This implies that while his parents show affection and care towards him, they also exhibit strictness and severity in their approach. This suggests a combination of both positive and negative aspects in their parenting style, indicating a complex dynamic in Luther's upbringing.

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  • 4. 

    Luther said that one time at school he was caned some ____________ times in a single morning.

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Ten

    • C.

      Fifteen

    • D.

      Twenty

    Correct Answer
    C. Fifteen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is fifteen. This means that Luther was caned fifteen times in a single morning at school according to Luther's statement.

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  • 5. 

    The principal component of Luther's early education involved learning...

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      Hebrew

    • D.

      German

    Correct Answer
    A. Latin
    Explanation
    Luther's early education primarily focused on learning Latin. This was a common practice during that time as Latin was considered the language of the educated and was used extensively in religious and academic texts. Luther's proficiency in Latin allowed him to engage with important theological works and contributed to his later role in the Protestant Reformation. Additionally, Latin was also the language used in the Catholic Church for liturgy, further emphasizing its significance in Luther's education.

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  • 6. 

    Luther not only loved music and singing but also played a musical instrument. Which instrument did he play?

    • A.

      Flute

    • B.

      Violin

    • C.

      Lute

    • D.

      Organ

    Correct Answer
    C. Lute
    Explanation
    Luther's love for music and singing suggests that he had a passion for creating music. The fact that he not only loved music and singing but also played a musical instrument indicates that he was actively involved in making music himself. The lute is a stringed instrument that was popular during Luther's time and was commonly used for accompanying singing. Therefore, it is likely that Luther played the lute to accompany his own singing and to express his musical creativity.

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  • 7. 

    People in Luther's day believed that being a monk made a person more apt to be received into heaven. They called it "taking up the ______________."

    • A.

      Cross

    • B.

      Cowl

    • C.

      Cloister

    • D.

      Cell

    Correct Answer
    B. Cowl
    Explanation
    In Luther's day, people believed that becoming a monk increased the chances of being accepted into heaven. They referred to this act as "taking up the cowl." The cowl is a hooded garment worn by monks, symbolizing their dedication to a religious life. By taking up the cowl, individuals were seen as committing themselves to a life of devotion and spiritual growth, which was believed to bring them closer to salvation.

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  • 8. 

    One of the more important orders of monks in Luther's early life was the...

    • A.

      Augustinian Order.

    • B.

      Cistercian Order.

    • C.

      Dominican Order.

    • D.

      Society of the Jesuits.

    Correct Answer
    B. Cistercian Order.
  • 9. 

    When Luther determined to become a monk, he joined a ________________ order.

    • A.

      Augustinian

    • B.

      Cistercian

    • C.

      Dominican

    • D.

      Jesuit

    Correct Answer
    A. Augustinian
    Explanation
    When Luther decided to become a monk, he chose to join the Augustinian order. The Augustinians are a religious order within the Catholic Church that follows the teachings of St. Augustine. This choice aligns with Luther's background and beliefs, as he was heavily influenced by Augustine's writings and theology. By joining the Augustinians, Luther dedicated himself to a life of prayer, study, and service, following the example set by St. Augustine.

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  • 10. 

    When Luther joined his order of monks, he had to make vows and...

    • A.

      Have his hair tonsured (cut like a bowl with the back shaved).

    • B.

      Exchange his regular clothes for a monks robe.

    • C.

      Promise a lif eof poverty.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    When Luther joined his order of monks, he had to make vows and undergo several changes. One of these changes was having his hair tonsured, which involved cutting it like a bowl with the back shaved. Additionally, he had to exchange his regular clothes for a monk's robe, symbolizing his commitment to a new way of life. Lastly, Luther had to promise a life of poverty, renouncing material possessions and dedicating himself to a simple and humble existence. Therefore, all of the options mentioned (having his hair tonsured, exchanging clothes for a monk's robe, and promising a life of poverty) are correct.

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  • 11. 

    When his dad found out he had joined an order of monks, he was...

    • A.

      Very happy.

    • B.

      Sad but proud..

    • C.

      Absolutely furious.

    • D.

      Heartbroken.

    Correct Answer
    C. Absolutely furious.
    Explanation
    The answer "absolutely furious" suggests that the dad's reaction to his son joining an order of monks was one of extreme anger and outrage. This indicates that the dad strongly disapproved of his son's decision and was deeply upset about it. The word "absolutely" emphasizes the intensity of his fury, implying that the dad's reaction was not just anger, but a complete and utter outrage.

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