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Question 1: ________, and Pope Clement VII objected to the Prussian Homage, which was derided as the Krakauer Kuhhandel ("Cracow cow-trading").
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman EmperorCharles V, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph II, Holy Roman EmperorMaximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor

Question 2: The combination of taxation by the nobility, the furor of the ________, and the abrupt secularization of the Teutonic Order's remaining Prussian lands exacerbated peasant unrest.
East–West SchismCrusadesProtestant ReformationCounter-Reformation

Question 3: John Sigismund's son, George William, was successfully invested with the duchy in 1623 by the king of Poland, ________, thus the personal union Brandenburg-Prussia was confirmed.
John II Casimir VasaWładysław IV VasaSigismund III VasaSigismund II Augustus

Question 4: It was inherited by the Hohenzollern prince-electors of Brandenburg in 1618; this ________ is referred to as Brandenburg-Prussia.
Personal unionSpainPolitical unionUnited Kingdom

Question 5: Because Ducal Prussia was ostensibly a ________ land, authorities travelled throughout the duchy ensuring that Lutheran teachings were being followed and imposing penalties on pagans and dissidents.
LutheranismProtestant ReformationApostles' CreedSacramental union

Question 6: Despite his Protestant creed, Albert was greatly aided by his older brother George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, who had already earlier established Protestant religion in his territories of ________ and Upper Silesia.
NurembergHoly Roman EmpireFranconiaBavaria

Question 7: The Kingdom of Prussia, then consisting of East and West Prussia, being a sovereign state, and Brandenburg, being a fief within the ________, were only amalgamated legally after the latter's dissolution in 1806.
Byzantine EmpireGerman EmpireFranciaHoly Roman Empire

Question 8: Full sovereignty was a necessary prerequisite for upgrading Ducal Prussia to become the sovereign ________, not to be confused with Polish Royal Prussia, in 1701.
Margraviate of BrandenburgKingdom of PrussiaProvince of PomeraniaGerman Empire

Question 9: Albert also found himself reliant on support from his Jagiellonian uncle Sigismund I of Catholic Poland, as the ________ and the Roman Catholic Church had banned him for his Protestantism.
Holy Roman EmpireFranciaGerman EmpireByzantine Empire

Question 10: [6] Brandenburg, being a fief of the ________, and Ducal Prussia, being a Polish fief, made a cross-border real union legally impossible.
FranciaGerman EmpireHoly Roman EmpireByzantine Empire


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