Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Use the dictionary, the acronym finder, and the word origins dictionary (links above) as needed. A new quiz is available each Monday through Thursday. This is the quiz for December 31.

Huguenots (French Protestants of the 16th and 17th centuries) became known for their violent criticisms of worship in the Catholic Church, in particular, ritual and what they viewed as an obsession with death and the dead. They believed that the ritual, images, saints, pilgrimages, prayers, and hierarchy of the Catholic Church helped no one toward redemption. They saw Christian faith as something to be expressed in a strict and godly life in obedience to Biblical laws.

Like other religious reformers of the time, they felt that the Pope represented a worldly kingdom that was ultimately doomed. Most of the cities in which the Huguenots gained a hold saw iconoclast riots in which altars and images in churches, and sometimes the buildings themselves, were torn down. Ancient relics and texts were destroyed, and the bodies of saints were exhumed and burned.

1. Iconoclast means
A. raising of icons.
B. cloud of fury.
C. thunder and lightning.
D. breaker of images
2. Redemption means
A. paying your dues.
B. flying up to Heaven.
C. rescue.
D. opposing sin.
3. A relic is
A. an antique.
B. something personal saved from a holy person.
C. an article of clothing.
D. a bone.
4. The Latin origin of exhume meant
A. out of the earth.
B. destroy.
C. take apart.
D. argue against.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-D..........2-C..........3-B..........4-A
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