Philosopher Quiz: John Wycliffe And John Huss

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Philosopher Quiz: John Wycliffe And John Huss - Quiz

How much do you know about two of the most famous Christian philosophers in history? This quiz is going to be a quick quiz, so, let's see how much do you actually know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The idea that scripture alone is the final authority is called:

    • A.

      Septuagint

    • B.

      Sola Scriptura

    • C.

      Vulgate

    • D.

      The Great Papal Schism.

    Correct Answer
    B. Sola Scriptura
    Explanation
    Sola Scriptura refers to the belief that scripture alone is the ultimate authority in matters of faith and practice. This means that scripture is considered the final and highest source of authority, surpassing any other human traditions or interpretations. This concept is often associated with Protestant Christianity, as it was one of the key principles of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. The term Sola Scriptura is derived from Latin, meaning "scripture alone." It emphasizes the importance of relying solely on the Bible as the ultimate guide for Christian beliefs and practices.

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  • 2. 

    What were the followers of John Wycliffe called?

    • A.

      Lollards

    • B.

      Franciscans

    • C.

      Dominicans

    • D.

      Friars

    Correct Answer
    A. Lollards
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lollards. Lollards were the followers of John Wycliffe, an English theologian and reformer in the 14th century. They were known for their criticism of the Catholic Church and their belief in the authority of the Bible. The term "Lollard" was often used as a derogatory term by their opponents, but it eventually became the accepted name for Wycliffe's followers.

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  • 3. 

    Into what language did John Wycliffe translate the Bible?

    • A.

      German

    • B.

      Latin

    • C.

      Greek

    • D.

      English

    Correct Answer
    D. English
    Explanation
    John Wycliffe translated the Bible into English. He believed that everyone should have access to the Scriptures in their own language, rather than relying on the Latin translation used by the Catholic Church. Wycliffe's translation was significant because it helped to spread knowledge and literacy among the common people, and it also laid the foundation for future English translations of the Bible, such as the King James Version.

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  • 4. 

    What Bohemian reformer adopted Wycliffe's beliefs and won the support of most of the Czech Republic?

    • A.

      Martin Luther

    • B.

      John Calvin

    • C.

      John Knox

    • D.

      John Huss

    Correct Answer
    D. John Huss
    Explanation
    John Huss is the correct answer because he was a Bohemian reformer who adopted the beliefs of John Wycliffe, an English theologian. Huss gained widespread support in the Czech Republic for his advocacy of church reform and his criticisms of the Catholic Church. He was a key figure in the Hussite movement and played a significant role in the religious and political history of the Czech Republic.

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  • 5. 

    How did John Huss die?

    • A.

      He drowned in a shipwreck.

    • B.

      He was burned at the stake.

    • C.

      He died of natural causes.

    • D.

      He was poisoned.

    Correct Answer
    B. He was burned at the stake.
    Explanation
    John Huss died by being burned at the stake. This form of execution was a common method used during the medieval period for individuals who were deemed heretics or went against the teachings of the Catholic Church. Huss, a Czech priest and religious reformer, was accused of heresy and his teachings were seen as a threat to the authority of the Church. As a result, he was arrested, tried, and ultimately sentenced to death by burning. This event took place in 1415 during the Council of Constance.

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