What Is Catholicism? - Definition, Beliefs & History


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The Roman Catholic Church _____.

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1. Who is the spiritual head of the Roman Catholic Church?

2. Which of these is NOT a core belief of the Roman Catholic Church?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of Catholic history and main beliefs. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the structure of the Roman Catholic Church and the spread of the faith.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be tested on:

  • The largest religious denomination in the world
  • Spiritual head of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Main beliefs of Catholicism
  • Catholicism's expansion in the New World
  • The Great Schism

Skills Practiced

You'll have a chance to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history and main beliefs of Catholicism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the colonial powers who expanded Catholicism

Additional Learning

The lesson called What Is Catholicism? - Definition, Beliefs & History can give you more information on this topic. You'll discover more about:

  • The meaning of Catholicism
  • Words like Mass, Virgin Mary, and liturgical
  • Seven sacraments involved in Catholicism