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The Spanish Inquisition
"The history of the Spanish Inquisition is complex and controversial. But the fact that many were tortured and suffered horrible deaths cannot be disputed. This quiz covers different basic areas of the Inquisition. I hope you enjoy taking it!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Why was the Inquisition introduced into Spain?
to make Spain an "all-Catholic" nation
to free Spain of insincere converts to Christianity
in order to strengthen national unity
all of these
Which definition best describes the term "conversos"?
Catholics who failed to report heretics to the Inquisition
Jews who were expelled out of Spain
Jews who were baptised into Christianity
Catholics who coverted to Judaism
Tomas de Torquemada was made Inquisitor-General of Castile on what date?
September 22, 1480
October 2, 1483
October 2, 1487
September 22, 1492
Which term describes the "garment of shame" that heretics were forced to wear as a symbol of their "sin"?
autos de fe
The next Inquisitor-General who was to rise to such prominence as Torquemada and also serve as Queen Isabella's confessor was
Cardinal Gonsalvo de Cordova
Carillo, Archbishop of Toledo
Cardinal Gonzalo Ximenes de Cisnerors
Alfonso, Archbishop of Saragossa
In what year were the Jews expelled from Spain?
Another religion was to suffer greatly at the hands of the Inquisition. This was the Muslims. What was the Spanish word used to describe Muslims baptised as Christians?
The number of Jews and Muslims who were persecuted by the Inquisition is relatively small in comparison with the number of Protestants who were persecuted in Spain.
The Inquisition was not only in Spain, it was set up in many other countries and lands as well. Which of these countries or lands was the Inquisition also set up in?
In what year did the Regent, Queen Cristina, command that old Inquisitorial customs be abolished, bringing an official end to the Inquisition and centuries of persecution?
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