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Papal Trivia

written by: Turbochef
 
Here's some interesting trivia about Popes, Conclaves and more!

Question 1:


Popes have always been elected to their position by the College of Cardinals.
False
True

Question 2:


How many votes from the College of Cardinals does it take to declare a new Pope?
Half of the votes plus one
Two thirds of the votes plus one
Two thirds of the votes
Half of the votes

Question 3:


What was the longest interregnum between popes?
Two years and 9 months
Five years and 2 months
14 months
8 months

Question 4:


Can any baptized male be elected Pope?
Yes
No

Question 5:


White smoke has always been used to announce the choosing of a new pope.
False
True

Question 6:


All cardinals are appointed to their positions by a pope. Can they all vote for a new pope when the time comes?
No
Yes

Question 7:


Urban VII set a record for the shortest papacy. How many days was he in office?
102 days
13 days
184 days
33 days

Question 8:


If you were elected pope, what would your chances of becoming a saint be?
1 out of 3
1 out of 10
1 out of 4
1 out of 6

Question 9:


Why do popes wear white?
It was a "fashion trend" in 1566 brought on by the newly elected Pope Pius V.
It symbolizes pure light.
It is easy to recognize him in a crowd.
It signifies that the pope will not get dirty.

Question 10:


Who was the first pope to change his name?
Pope Innocent XIII, formerly Michaelangelo
Pope John II, formerly Mercury
Pope Sylvester II, formerly Gerbert
Pope Pius III, formerly Francesco

 


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