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1

What was the highest degree of learning Ulrich Zwingli attained, and when?

Master of Arts in 1506

2

What was Zwingli’s first position in the Church?

Roman Catholic priest

3

What major sin did Zwingli engage in as a priest?

Fornication

4

When do many historians date the start of the Swiss Reformation?

1516

5

When was the German Reformation?

October 31, 1517

6

What was the Great Minster?

The principle church in Zurich, Switzerland

7

At ten years old, where did Zwingli begin his learning and what did he study?

He went to a Latin school at Basle and studied Latin grammar, music and dialectics

8

Who was Thomas Wyttenbach?

Professor of theology since 1505 at the school of St. Martin at Basle; taught Zwingli by his lectures to rely only on Christ for salvation, not the Roman Catholic Church

9

What year did the pestilence break out in Switzerland?

1519

10

What percentage of the population of Zurich was killed by the plague in 1519?

One-third

11

True or false: Zwingli’s conversion was a sudden result of sickness from the plague?

False, his conversion was gradual and had nothing to do with the plague (Schaff 43-44)

12

How did Zwingli regard the sacraments generally?

He regarded them as signs and seals of grace rather than the means to grace

13

True or false: Zwingli believed (like the Anabaptists) in the salvation of infants dying in infancy?

True

14

What did the Anabaptists believe regarding the baptism of infants?

It was not necessary for their salvation

15

What did Zwingli believe about earnest and pious pagans?

He believed in universalism for pious heathens who loved truth and righteousness

16

What were the Swiss and German Diets?

Legislative body composed of a single house, composed of a hereditary nobility and aristocracy

17

How did the Swiss Diet attempt to decide between the Reformation and Pope?

It held a public disputation in the city of Baden in 1526 between Catholics and Protestants, lasted eighteen days

18

Who was the reformer of Basel, Switzerland?

Johann Ecolampadius

19

Who was second in rank and importance among the Reformers in German Switzerland?

Johann Ecolampadius

20

What are the four strongholds of the Reformed Church in Switzerland?

Zurich, Geneva, Berne, Basel

21

What were several abuses the Reformers sought to abolish?

• indulgences
• the sacrifice of the mass
• worship of images
• sacerdotal celibacy and concubinage
• unscriptural and superstitious ceremonies

22

The Zwinglian Reformation was firmly established in which cantons by 1530?

Zurich, Berne and Basel

23

Who was the pioneer of Protestantism in Western Switzerland and when did he live?

William Farel (1489-1565)

24

Who was the only native Swiss among the pioneers of Protestantism in Western Switzerland?

Peter Viret, Reformer of Lausanne

25

Who was Antoine Froment?

One of the earliest disciples of William Farel and pioneer in Western Switzerland; banished in 1562 for adultery

26

Who prompted Calvin to become teacher and pastor of the evangelical Church of Geneva?

William Farel

27

Who was the chief reformer of Strasbourg, Germany?

Martin Bucer

28

True or false: At the advice of a doctor, Calvin ate an egg and a glass of wine at noon?

True (Schaff 444, footnote)