Chapter 4 Quiz Part 1: Abuses and criticisms of the Church
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1. Few people challenged the Church; yet by the start of the 1500s, who wanted to purify the Church of what they believed to be corrupt practices? *
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2. Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' was one of the most popular printed books in England during the 1520s. Which character epitomises (meaning, is a perfect example of) Church abuse and corruption? *
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Title page of the Canterbury Tales, 1526
Title page of the Canterbury Tales, 1526
3. Religious men, like the character in Chaucer's book, were criticised for selling what, in order to make a profit? *
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4. What name is given to a thing that holds a something connected to a saint, such as a vial of their blood or a bone? (They are elaborate, decorated with jewels and made of gold and silver). *
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This one has scenes from the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket
This one has scenes from the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket
5. What term is given to the sale of a title, relating to the Church (such as ‘priest’) to the highest bidder - rather than to the most qualified or learned? *
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6. What term refers to a priest’s right to hold more than one parish, in order to increase income? *
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7. What term refers to the problem of priests being away from their parishes for long periods of time (often because they were able to hold more than one parish, enjoying the income from each and all)? This was a problem because the priest would employ a poorly-educated cleric to take services as his deputy. This cleric may not be able to read and write, and were often poorly paid - not someone for the laity to look up to. *
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8. The promotion of family members to positions of wealth and power, regardless of ability, is known as what? *
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9. Which famous - and very powerful - member of the clergy was guilty of this crime? (His illegitimate son, Thomas Wynter, was made Provost and Dean - both titles carried very large incomes) *
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10. There was significant criticism of which church tax in some areas, because the Church sometimes sold the right to collect this tax to a member of the laity? (The tax was designed to give a tenth of a person's wages to the Church). *
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11. What happened to parishioners who refused to pay this tax, or who couldn't pay? *
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12. What other Church fee was often challenged in the 1500s? *
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