SAT II World History : Other Reformation History

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Example Question #11 : Other Reformation History

What term is given to the banishment of an individual or a country from the Catholic Church? 

Possible Answers:

Ostracization

Papal Bull

Heterodoxy

Excommunication

Heresy

Correct answer:

Excommunication

Explanation:

The Pope, and the Catholic Church, has the right to "excommunicate" individuals or entire nations from the church. This essentially means that the individual or the people of the nation are blocked off from salvation. The Pope might excommunicate a nation in order to put political pressure on a European monarch. If the common people follow the Catholic faith and suddenly believe that their path to eternal salvation has been blocked by the intransigence of their King, they would be likely to break out in open rebellion rather than suffer eternal damnation. 

Example Question #61 : Age Of Exploration And Protestant Reformation

The Thirty Years' War began primarily as a war between __________.

Possible Answers:

France and the German Principalities of the Holy Roman Empire

Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire

Protestants and Catholics in France

the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire over the Balkan territories

the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire over Hungarian territory

Correct answer:

Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire

Explanation:

The Thirty Years' War began as a conflict between Catholics and Protestants in the weakening Holy Roman Empire. It quickly spread, however, to engulf almost all the major powers in Europe. The Thirty Years' War is often remembered as one of the most brutal wars in European history. It devestated Central Europe and decimated the populations of modern-day Germany and the Low Countries.

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