Chapter 1 Quiz, Part 1: The Church and the Monarch
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1. In 1529, aside from the monarch, who was the biggest landowner in England? *
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2. Choose the correct THREE examples of how the English monarch relied on the Church to help him rule his country. *
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3. The Pope had enormous powers and prestige, being able to draw up non-secular laws to be applied to all of Christendom. What did Henry VII (father of Henry VIII) build to demonstrate his allegiance to the Catholic Church, and to try to establish the security of the Tudors in the eyes of the Church and the people? *
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4. Abbots and bishops sat in the House of Lords, alongside the nobility. Bishops were regional leaders of the Church, but who were abbots? *
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5. Thomas Wolsey was Henry VIII’s Chancellor in 1529, and was his principal political advisor. He also had ultimate authority over the legal system. What was Wolsey’s title, which gave him significant authority in the Church? *
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6. Thomas Wolsey was also Archbishop of where, meaning he held the second most important position in the Church in England? *
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7. What Latin title refers to the fact that Wolsey had the right to act on behalf of the Pope, which could be helpful when communications could be slow and difficult? *
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8. Who acted as final arbiter in cases based on canon (Church) law? *
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9. The Pope had the authority to cast the monarch out of the Church, and therefore condemn him or her to hell, should he believe that the monarch was a heretic or tyrant. What is the word used to describe this act? *
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10. What was the name of the two provinces, or ‘archdioceses’, that divided England? (Each of which was presided over by an archbishop). *
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11. Name the TWO types of clergymen missing from this diagram of the Church hierarchy *
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12. The Church had authority over not only its clergy but over the whole population - church law required people to attend services every Sunday. What term is often used to refer to the customary form of services held in the Church, in which the laity participate? *
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13. Henry VIII was dependent upon the Church as a means of social control, and the law of the land could be reinforced through the Church. Because very many parishioners were illiterate, what was used in Churches to remind people of what might happen to them if they sinned? *
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14. Catholics believed in doing good works (such as helping the poor and needy), as well as faith in Christ, in order to get to heaven. What term is used to describe being saved by Christ, and therefore being delivered from evil? *
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15. The reformists – many followers of Martin Luther – believed that faith in Christ was enough to get a person to heaven when they die. What Latin phrase refers to this idea of ‘faith alone’? *
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