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The Investiture Controversy
"This battle for authority between the Church and the Emperors was one of the defining elements of the Middle Ages. See how much you know about this polemic!"
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The Investiture Controversy involved debate over whether the secular authorities (emperors) or papal authorities (the Church) held the power to appoint individuals to a particular position. What was this particular position?
Heads of banks
What two figures were at the center of the controversy?
King John of England and Pope Innocent III
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII
Saint Peter and Emperor Nero
Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and Pope John XXII
In what year did the pope excommunicate the secular authority?
When the pope announced the excommunication did the nobility support their secular ruler?
The year after the excommunication, the emperor travelled to the pope's winter residence to make amends. In what city was this home?
When the emperor offered himself so humbly to the pope, did the pope forgive him?
When Henry IV returned home, he found that the nobility had raised up a rival king in his stead. What was the name of this rival?
Rudolf von Rheinfeld
When the emperor reneged on his plea for forgiveness and turned on the pope again, what northern European people did the pope call to his rescue?
The Investiture Controversy continued for many generations. The Concordat of Worms eventually decided that Kings held the right to appoint the Bishops of their territory, but the authority to do so remained unofficial. In what year was this decision made?
The struggle between the popes and the emperors is a distant historical mirror of a modern day struggle between what powers?
America and Iraq
Red Sox and Yankees
Pro Lifers and Pro Choicers
Church and State
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