The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation


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Martin Luther is often thought of as the reformer whose actions sparked the Protestant Reformation. What was Luther's motivation for those actions?

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1. In the aftermath of Protestant and Catholic reforms, the Council of Trent met in order to _____.

2. Which of the following was NOT an effect of the Council of Trent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Council of Trent was undertaken by the Roman Catholic Church to respond internally to pressures from the Protestant Reformation and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this historical event. Some things you'll be assessed on include Reformation history and purpose of the Council of Trent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The leader, time period, and geographical scope of the Reformation
  • Dual focus of internal reforms and assisting those in need
  • General purpose of the Council of Trent

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the Council of Trent
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the country in which the Reformation was unpopular
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the internal response of the Roman Catholic Church to the Protestant Reformation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this era in history, review the accompanying lesson called The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define indulgence as it applies to the Roman Catholic religion
  • Explain the purpose and scope of the Council of Trent
  • Compare and contrast Protestant Reformation and the counter-reformation efforts of the Roman Catholic Church