Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation


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What advantage did Luther have over other people of his day that helped him to take a stand against the Catholic Church?

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1. According to Luther, how were the actions of the Roman Catholic Church in conflict with the Bible?

2. Martin Luther did not care if the Church excommunicated him because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Martin Luther was a German priest from the 16th century who is famous for posting 95 theses against certain tenets of the Roman Catholic Church which started a reformation. The printable worksheet will teach you more about him and the interactive quiz will test you on his historical impact.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • When Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses
  • Why he wrote them
  • What an indulgence is, according to the 16th century Roman Catholic Church
  • How the pope threatened Martin Luther
  • The result of the Diet of Worms
  • Where the Protestant Reformation started

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Martin Luther and the 95 Theses
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the posting of the 95 Theses and the Protestant Reformation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses and what the effects of it were

Additional Learning

To learn more about the life of a famous 16th century religious figure, review the corresponding lesson called Martin Luther, the 95 These and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes religious tolerance throughout history
  • Examines how Martin Luther's 95 Theses challenged the church
  • Discusses the Protestant Reformation and how it gained momentum
  • Teaches about the response of the Roman Catholic Church to Martin Luther's actions