CHM Episode Alert: Quiz Show at Founders Conference 2022


Joseph was at the 2022 National Founders Conference back in January and interviewed some fellow attendees for a church history quiz. The theme of the conference was “The Church: Militant and Triumphant” and the quiz questions kept close to that theme as well. Listen to this latest episode as Rueben and Joseph review the quiz and see well the conference-goers scored.

Question 1.

Which martyr of the early church said the following in response to being told he was going to be burned at the stake: “You threatened me with fire that burns for a little while and goes out, but you are ignorant of the fire of eternal punishment which is prepared for the ungodly. Why do you wait? Come and do what you want with me”?

  1. Ignatius
  2. Polycarp
  3. Justin Martyr
  4. Irenaeus

Question 2.

This 4th century bishop fought countless battles against heretical teachings in the church and was cast into exile 5 times by enemies within the church. During exile he spent time living in the deserts of Egypt and even in his father’s tomb.

  1. Gregory of Nazianzus
  2. Origen
  3. Jerome
  4. Athanasius

Question 3.

Which 5th century Christian was captured and enslaved by a foreign nation to which he later returned as a missionary and where he fought to end slavery?

  1. Ambrose
  2. Patrick
  3. Augustine 
  4. Gregory the Great

Question 4.

This Christian king from the Middle Ages in England was called “the Great,” and is known for having shown great mercy to Viking invaders who ransacked most of his kingdom after which many of them converted to Christianity.

  1. Richard
  2. Edward
  3. Alfred
  4. William

Question 5.

This late 12th century French merchant-turned-preacher has been called a “proto-protestant” and is known for selling all he had to give to the needy. His followers were persecuted violently by the Roman Catholic Church and they were forbidden many times to preach and translate the Scriptures, to which they replied “we must obey God rather than men.” Who was he and what were his followers called?

  1. John Wycliff and Cliffords 
  2. Anselm and the Brutons
  3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Clairvoyants
  4. Peter Waldo and the Waldensians

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