1. The Christian Church began in England:
a. About 200 years after the apostles died;
b. During the Norman Conquest of William the Conqueror;
c. In the reign of Henry VIII;
d. With American missionaries after World War II.
2. The Archbishop of Canterbury preaches in:
a. Canterbury Church of England;
b. Cathedral Anglican Church;
c. Canterbury British Cathedral;
d. Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury.
3. John Wycliffe of Oxford was:
a. a reformer 200 years before Martin Luther;
b. a great fan of Martin Luther;
c. a notable opponent of Martin Luther;
d. a Fulbright scholar from the USA who studied, then stayed, in England.
4. Charles Dickens described King Henry VIII as:
a. “a bon vivant of the first order”;
b. “Defender of the Faith”;
c. “born with a silver spoon in his mouth”;
d. “a blot of blood and grease on the history of England.”
5. Thomas Cranmer’s legacy appears in our:
a. traditional church architecture;
b. traditional hymns;
c. traditional Christian wedding service;
d. traditional English walnuts and mincemeat pie.
6. The Church of England is sometimes called the “via media” because:
a. it owns newspapers and television networks;
b. it incorporates both catholic and protestant elements;
c. it avoids taking controversial political stands;
d. it helped finance a tunnel connecting England and France.
7. “Bloody Mary” (1553-1558) was so named because:
a. she poured liquor in her tomato juice;
b. she slaughtered as many as 300 Protestants for their faith;
c. she was a hemophiliac;
d. she reigned entirely during years of war.
8. The “Authorized Version” of the Bible was authorized:
a. by Jesus for use by his Apostles;
b. by King James for use in English churches;
c. by the Pope for people who enjoy Shakespeare;
d. by Ephram Zimbalist, Jr. for television commercials.
1. The Church began in England (a.) about 200 years after the apostles died. Anglicans consider themselves nothing but the church of Christ in England, with a very ancient heritage indeed.
2. The Archbishop of Canterbury preaches in (d.) Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury. A Church of Christ fellow like myself feel right at home to walk in and see that!
3. John Wycliffe of Oxford was (a.) a reformer 200 years before Martin Luther.
4. Charles Dickens described King Henry VIII as: (d.) “a blot of blood and grease on the history of England.” Truly, God moves in mysterious ways. Henry appointed Thomas Cranmer as archbishop thinking he could be controlled, but Cranmer included the best of Reformation insights in the Book of Common Prayer, perhaps his greatest legacy to the English-speaking church, Anglican and otherwise.
5. Thomas Cranmer’s legacy appears in our (c.) traditional Christian wedding service — a time when non-liturgical preachers and churches discover the beauty of liturgy after all!
6. The Church of England is sometimes called the “via media” because (b.) it incorporates both catholic and protestant elements — the best of both, I dare say, at least in the Book of Common Prayer.
7. “Bloody Mary” (1553-1558) was so named because (b.) she slaughtered as many as 300 Protestants for their faith.
8. The “Authorized Version” of the Bible was authorized (b.) by King James for use in English churches — and over the objection of traditionalists, who protested the newfangled version.