The Diet of Worms in 1521: Definition & Summary


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In what city was the Diet of Worms held?

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1. Who saved Martin Luther's life by arranging his capture and providing him with refuge in the Wartburg Castle?

2. What is an imperial diet?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what city the Diet of Worms was held and what is an imperial diet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The city the Diet of Worms was held
  • Person who saved Martin Luther's life
  • Imperial diet
  • Reason Martin Luther was forced to appear at Diet of Worms
  • Decree that made Martin Luther an outlaw

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 Diet of Worms lesson
  • Information recall- use your knowledge to answer questions about what imperial diets are and their importance in that time
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about Martin Luther and why he was an outlaw

Additional Learning

The Diet of Worms was key historical event and it had an important impact on both Martin Luther's life and the Protestant Reformation. You can learn more about this event by reading the lesson The Diet of Worms in 1521: Definition & Summary. The lesson has the following topics:

  • Identify what an imperial diet is and its importance
  • Review why the Diet of Worms was held and who held it
  • Recall the issues between Martin Luther and the Catholic Church
  • Learn about the Edict of Worms and how this affected Martin Luther
  • Learn about the significance of the Wartburg Castle and Prince Frederick III of Saxony's support of Martin Luther