A Puritan Quiz - by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon

The Era of the Puritans (1559-1662, or thereabouts)

Today, many Christians are turning back to the puritans to, “walk in the old paths,” of God’s word, and to continue to proclaim old truth that glorifies Jesus Christ. There is no new theology. In our electronic age, more and more people are looking to add electronic books (ePubs, mobi and PDF formats) to their library – books from the Reformers and Puritans – in order to become a “digital puritan” themselves. Take a moment to visit Puritan Publications (click the banner below) to find the biggest selection of rare puritan works updated in modern English in both print form and in multiple electronic forms. There are new books published every month. All proceeds go to support A Puritan’s Mind.

How well do you know the Puritans?

This quiz ranks about a 6 out of 10 on the difficulty scale of tests. It may be made more difficult in time. Answers can be found throughout the web site.

The answers are below. Have fun.

1. The Regulatory Principle:

a. Regulates the prayer life of the Christian
b. Regulates family worship
c. Regulates worship in corporate body during a church service
d. Regulates the number of times to read the Bible in one year

2. The Westminster Confession of Faith was copied by the Independents, and this copy was called:

a. The Heidelberg Catechism
b. The Diet of Worms
c. The Savoy Declaration
d. The Apostle’s Creed

3. The Baptist faction copied the Savoy Declaration to create a standard of their own. The London Baptist Confession of 1689 is the same as the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. TRUE or FALSE

4. The Puritans would agree that a person could be saved without believing and apprehending the Doctrine of Total Depravity. TRUE FALSE

5. Original Sin is:

a. A sin that is committed by a person the first time they sin
b. The first sin in the garden of Eden
c. A term which is synonymous with the inherited corruption
of our soul
d. A heresy of the early church

6. God loves everyone equally. TRUE or FALSE

7. Hell is glorifying to God. TRUE or FALSE

8. Put in order the following people by their appearance on the scene of church history:

William Tyndale John Owen Martin Luther John Wickliffe
Charles Spurgeon John Calvin Aurelius Augustine William Perkins

9. Who was the Oxford Scholar that is also deemed the Morning Star of the Reformation?

10. Who was the Bohemian Monk which was burned at the stake for his faith and Reformation principles?

11. Who died as a martyr for the faith?: (may be more than one)

a. John Hus
b. William Tyndale
c. Christopher Love
d. William Jenkyn

12. What King summoned Martin Luther before him at the Diet of Worms?:

a. King Henry VI
b. King Charles
c. King Phillip
d. Queen Elizabeth

13. The term Sola Christus means:

a. That salvation is through Christ alone
b. That Christ is the only God-man
c. That Christ is the only incarnate Son of God
d. That Christ has only one nature–divine

14. The Puritans mainly lived during what century?:

a. 12th c.
b. 18th c.
c. 17th c.
d. 15th c.
e. None of the above

15. What was the first Bible ever to divide the Scriptures with numbered verses?

a. KJV
b. Bishops Bible
c. Geneva Bible
d. Wickliffe’s Bible

16. Who was a minister of Kidderminster, England?:

a. John Owen
b. Richard Baxter
c. John Bunyan
d. William Ames

17. Which of the three was beheaded by Oliver Cromwell?

a. William Ames
b. Christopher Love
c. Francis Turretin

18. Arminians are also known as:

a. Remonstrants
b. Heretics
c. Deceived
d. All of the above

19. Who wrote “The Marrow of Theology” or, “The Marrow of Sacred Divinity”?

a. William Hopkins
b. William Still
c. William Ames
d. William Jenkyn

20. A Pastor, according to the book of Job, is to be:

a. 1 in 50
b. 1 in 100
c. 1 in 1000
d. 1 in 1500
e. 1 in 10

21. From the list below, what are 4 of the 6 marks of a biblical church?:

a. Biblical Unity
b. Biblical Church Discipline
c. Biblical Worship
d. Biblical Use of the Sacraments
e. Biblical Doctrine
f. Biblical Drama Groups

22. Who succeeded John Owen as Chancellor of Oxford and Minister to Parliament?

a. John Flavel
b. Charles Bridges
c. Thomas Brooks
d. George Whitefield
e. Stephen Charnock

23. Thomas Goodwin wrote a number of lengthy treatises on Justification. He mentioned virtual and actual justification. Virtual justification is:

a. Something Jesus did on the cross for all whom He died.
b. Something men do for themselves.
c. A kind of justification that is not real.
e. An aspect of justification that God dismisses after one is saved.

24. Most of the Puritans were:

a. Premillenial
b. Dispensational Premillenial
c. Amillennial
d. Postmillennial
e. Preterist

25. Who wrote the longest exposition on the book of Job?

a. John Owen
b. Martyn Lloyd Jones
c. Joseph Caryl
d. Wilhelmus a’Brakel

26. Pascal wrote:

a. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
b. Pilgrim’s Progress
c. The Penses
d. The Freedom of the Will
e. The Bondage of the Will

27. Richard Baxter:

a. was a Puritan
b. was a 4 Point Calvinist
c. did damage to the doctrine of Justification
d. wrote the Reformed Pastor
e. is best known for his Practical Works
f. all the of above
g. none of the above

28. Who wrote “Foundations of the Christian Religion?”

a. William Ames
b. William Perkins
c. William Gurnal
d. William Bates

29. How many Particular Baptist churches were planted by 1660 in America?

a. 4
b. 25
c. 29
d. 112
e. 278

30. Samuel Rutherford was

a. Greek
b. English
c. Irish
d. Scottish

31. What is the stretch of time for the “Puritan Era?”

a. 1417-1726
b. 1517-1564
c. 1559-1662
d. 1647-1708

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ANSWERS

1. The Regulatory Principle:

c. Regulates worship in corporate body during a church service

2. The Westminster Confession of Faith is almost identical to:

c. The Savoy Declaration

3. The London Baptist Confession of 1689 is the same as the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. TRUE

4. The Puritans would agree that a person could be saved without believing and apprehending the Doctrine of Total Depravity. FALSE

5. Original Sin is:

c. A term which is synonymous with the inherited corruption of our soul

6. God loves everyone equally. FALSE

7. Hell is glorifying to God. TRUE

8. Put in order the following people by their appearance on the scene of church history:

Aurelius Augustine
John Wickliffe
William Tyndale
Martin Luther
John Calvin
William Perkins
John Owen
Charles Spurgeon

9. Who was the Oxford Scholar that is also deemed the Morning Star of the Reformation? John Wickliffe

10. Who was the Bohemian Monk which was burned at the stake for his faith and Reformation principles? John Hus

11. Who died as a martyr for the faith?: (may be more than one)

a. John Hus
b. William Tyndale
c. Christopher Love
d. William Jenkyn ALL OF THEM

12. What King summoned Martin Luther before him at the Diet of Worms?:

b. King Charles

13. The term Sola Christus means:

a. That salvation is through Christ alone

14. The Puritans mainly lived during what century?:

c. 17th c.

15. What was the first Bible ever to divide the Scriptures with numbered verses?

c. Geneva Bible

16. Who was a minister of Kidderminster, England?:

b. Richard Baxter

17. Which of the three was beheaded by Oliver Cromwell?

b. Christopher Love

18. Arminians are also known as:

a. Remonstrants
b. Heretics
c. Deceived
d. All of the above

19. Who wrote “The Marrow of Theology” or, “The Marrow of Sacred Divinity”?

c. William Ames

20. A Pastor, according to the book of Job, is to be:

c. 1 in 1000

21. From the list below, what are 4 of the 6 marks of a biblical church?:

b. Biblical Church Discipline
c. Biblical Worship
d. Biblical Use of the Sacraments
e. Biblical Doctrine

22. Who succeeded John Owen as Chancellor of Oxford and Minister to Parliament?

e. Stephen Charnock

23. Thomas Goodwin wrote a number of lengthy treatises on Justification. He mentioned virtual and actual justification. Virtual justification is:

a. Something Jesus did on the cross for all whom He died.

24. Most of the Puritans were:

d. Postmillennial

25. Who wrote the longest exposition on the book of Job?

c. Joseph Caryl

26. Pascal wrote:

c. The Penses

27. Richard Baxter:

f. all the of above

28. Who wrote “Foundations of the Christian Religion?”

b. William Perkins

29. How many Particular Baptist churches were planted by 1660 in America?

a. 4

30. Samuel Rutherford was

d. Scottish

31. The Puritan Era is in the title bar of the page.

c. 1559-1662.

Bible Verse:

"...and let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." (Col. 3:15).

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