Religious Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation


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1. How does Luther's belief compare to Zwingli's beliefs?

2. How were Zwingli and Luther's beliefs similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Martin Luther's attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church back to Biblical teachings, much protest was incited including demands for further changes by Calvin and Zwingli and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of their doctrine. Some things you'll be assessed on include differences between Luther, Zwingli and Calvin in their teachings about Holy Communion (the Eucharist) and destiny.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on:

  • Belief that a person's destiny was predetermined
  • Jesus' relation to the Eucharist
  • Followers of John Calvin
  • Leader of the Reformation in Germany

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western civilization lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the doctrines of Luther, Calvin and Zwingli on the Eucharist and predestination
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify the term for Calvin's followers

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Protestant Reformation, review the accompanying lesson titled Religious Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation. The lesson addresses these objectives:

  • Explain the basic reason Luther began his objections that eventually inspired the Protestant Reformation
  • Define indulgence in terms of Roman Catholic doctrine
  • Compare and contrast, in basic terms, the teachings of Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Anabaptists and the Roman Catholic Church regarding baptism, Holy Communion, predestination and sacraments