Think you know Spanish history? Then get inquisitive with this quiz on one of the most controversial and bloody events in all of the Old World.
The Catholic monarchs of Spain sought to consolidate their power through religion by exposing, exiling, punishing and murdering those who did not fall perfectly in line with their ideals. It was truly a terrifying time in history, which is probably part of the reason why so many people are fascinated by it to this day. The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, according to some estimates, is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people around the world. Whether people were believed to be witchcraft practitioners or insincere converts, many suffered at the hands of inquisitors and their famously cruel torture devices.
The Spanish Inquisition, while at its height for a short time, was not actually abolished for centuries. Known for corruption, religious fervor and torture, there is more to this turbulent time than meets the eye. There were actually inquisitions in a few European countries and around the world. If you have what it takes to take on one of the darkest eras in Spanish history, see if you can pray your way through this Spanish Inquisition quiz.
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