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History of the Church in the Middle Ages

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Who was King of the Franks and converted to Catholicism in 496, thus helping to spread the religion in Western Europe?

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1. Who sparked the Protestant Reformation in 1517 with his posting of 95 complaints against the Church?

2. In what year did the Great Schism take place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the Middle ages, the Roman Catholic Church was dominant. This quiz/worksheet combination tests you on how it spread into Western Europe, who protested against corruption within the Church, and when the Great Schism took place.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions include:

  • Which Frankish king converted to Christianity in the year 496
  • Who led a protest that sparked the Protestant Reformation
  • What term describes a denial of worldly pleasure and a life of spiritual study

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the medieval church to identify the year that the Great Schism occurred
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information in a list of given statements to identify the one that is true
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the king of the Franks who aided the spread of Christianity into Western Europe

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled, History of the Church in the Middle Ages if you would like to learn more. You should be able to do the following when you finish:

  • List some of the powers held by the Church
  • Explain what is meant by selling indulgences
  • Identify the head of the Catholic Church
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