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Election of Pope Trivia Quiz
CatholicExchange.co ^ | March 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Yank

Posted on 03/05/2013 8:24:08 PM PST by Salvation

Election of Pope Trivia Quiz

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by Elizabeth Yank on March 5, 2013 · 

Can you pass this quiz? 

1) When is the last time a Pope stepped down?
2) Who chooses the next Pope?
3) How many Cardinals are there?
4) How many Cardinals are eligible to vote?
5) How many Cardinals will be voting?
6) What is the meeting of the Cardinals called?
7) How many Cardinals live in Rome?
8) Who is praying for the election of the next Pope?
9) Where are they voting?
10) What is the maximum number of electors?
11) What does conclave mean?
12) What do we call the period when we have no official Pope?
13) How many votes are needed?
14) What does the white and black smoke mean?
15) How often do the Cardinals vote?
16) What is Pope Benedict XVI’s new name?
17) What happened to Pope Benedict XVI’s ring?
18) Who’s in charge until we have a new Pope?
19) What does Habemus Papam mean?
20) How can I be a part of the process?

 



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic
Many of these questions have been answered on posts on FR.
1 posted on 03/05/2013 8:24:12 PM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation

No peeking!


2 posted on 03/05/2013 8:24:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Prayer for the Election of a New Pope

O God, eternal shepherd, who govern your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your Church who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 8:25:34 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All

Any answers yet?


5 posted on 03/05/2013 8:31:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Still waiting...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


6 posted on 03/05/2013 8:45:38 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Huh and I thought they used Rock, Paper, Scissors.


7 posted on 03/05/2013 9:02:25 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Salvation
Still waiting...

A multiple-choice quiz would have been interesting. But open-ended questions make my head hurt.

8 posted on 03/05/2013 9:07:03 PM PST by Leaning Right
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

Any answers?


9 posted on 03/05/2013 9:15:19 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Answers:
1) 600 years ago. Okay, so you heard it in the news. Pope Gregory XII stepped down in 1415 to end the Great Western Schism when there were 2 and even 3 rival claims to the papacy. Technically, the Pope does not resign, he abdicates the Chair of Peter.

2)The College of Cardinals. One easy point!

3) There are currently 203 Cardinals from 69 countries.

4) Since Cardinals over 80 may not vote, there are 117 Cardinals eligible to vote. Yep, that’s right. Quite a few are over 80.

5) Besides those Cardinals over 80, the Cardinals from Jakarta and Edinburgh will not be voting. Therefore, 115 Cardinals will be voting. Ha! Fooled you. The answer to 5 is not the same answer as 4.

6) Conclave. Gosh! I want you to feel good about yourself. You know something.

7) 75 Cardinals live in Rome (But they are from all over the world).

8) Besides many faithful Catholics, (especially at the beginning of each mass), a group of contemplative religious sisters from Mexico is praying in the Basilica.

9) The conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.

10) Although over 140 Cardinals have come to Rome, the maximum number of electors is 120 Cardinals. Cardinals over 80 can attend the general congregations and discuss issues but once the conclave begins they are not able to partake in it.

11) The word conclave is derived from the Latin cum clavis meaning “with [a] key”–they are under lock and key–although for living accommodations, they will actually be staying at Casa Santa Marta–a Vatican residence with hotel conveniences. During this time, the Cardinals may not have radios, TVs, newspapers, internet connection, or cell phones. All contact with the outside world is prohibited. If they meet anyone outside of the conclave, they are forbidden to talk to them.

12) “Sede Vacante” or “empty seat”. You were wondering if you were ever going to use your Latin.

13) Pope John Paul II changed the rule to a simple majority, but Pope Benedict XVI changed the rule back to two-thirds majority or two-thirds plus one.

14) The black smoke means they have voted, but they do not have the required votes for a new Pope. White smoke means we have a new Pope! The white smoke is confirmed by the ringing of bells.

15) They have the option to vote on the first day of the conclave. From the second day 2 ballots are held in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. If after 3 days a decision is not made, they may pause for one day of prayer and discussion. Ballots are burned twice a day with the smoke rising at those times.

16) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

17) The papal ring was destroyed, the papal apartment locked and sealed, the Pope’s twitter account closed and the Swiss Guards went off-duty.

18) Until the new Pope is elected, the Cardinal Chamberlain, Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, is the man in charge of operating the Church. He will be assisted by three Cardinals, who are randomly chosen and replaced every three days.

19) We have a Pope! After the Pope is elected, the Dean of Cardinals steps onto the balcony of the Vatican and announces “We have a Pope!”

20) You can join others in praying for the voting Cardinals that they be open to the Holy Spirit in choosing our next Holy Father. adoptacardinal.org


10 posted on 03/05/2013 9:53:49 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Prayer for the Election of a New Pope

11 posted on 03/05/2013 9:57:09 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

interesting.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 12:13:18 AM PST by LadyDoc
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To: Salvation

If a pope can leave office other than feet-first in 2013, what other questions does that raise?


13 posted on 03/06/2013 12:43:35 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Salvation
they [cardinal-electors] will actually be staying at Casa Santa Marta–a Vatican residence with hotel conveniences.

That's an innovation, no? I thought they lived in make-shift quarters along the halls and corridors adjacent to the Sistine Chapel. Imagine 100 or so princes of the church living in cramped, uncomfortable conditions (imagine student-built lofts from college) with little or no privacy sharing limited bathroom facilities.

I think the idea was to make it so unpleasant the cardinals would be eager to conclude the conclave and thus get down to business.

(I think I gleaned this from Henry Morton Robinson's The Cardinal and/or a novel or two by Malachy Martin.)

Now they'll never leave.

14 posted on 03/06/2013 5:35:47 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Salvation

Someone please inform the Cardinals that I have withdrawn my name from consideration so they can get on with it now.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 5:40:44 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Salvation

I join you in your wonderful prayer.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 6:02:30 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Salvation

1) When is the last time a Pope stepped down?
400 years ago.

2) Who chooses the next Pope?
The College of Cardinals (and the bird is named after them, not the other way around)

3) How many Cardinals are there?
A whole heap.

4) How many Cardinals are eligible to vote?
All of them.

5) How many Cardinals will be voting?
All of them.

6) What is the meeting of the Cardinals called?
Cardinalclave.

7) How many Cardinals live in Rome?
1 — the Pope

8) Who is praying for the election of the next Pope?
All Catholics.

9) Where are they voting?
Rome.

10) What is the maximum number of electors?
42

11) What does conclave mean?
The opposite of convex.

12) What do we call the period when we have no official Pope?
Underpapal.

13) How many votes are needed?
50%+1

14) What does the white and black smoke mean?
White=New Pope. Black=Good MJ

15) How often do the Cardinals vote?
As many times as needed

16) What is Pope Benedict XVI’s new name?
Pepe

17) What happened to Pope Benedict XVI’s ring?
Smashed by a hammer

18) Who’s in charge until we have a new Pope?
The Pope’s 2nd in command

19) What does Habemus Papam mean?
Good MJ

20) How can I be a part of the process?
Pray. A lot.

OK, Sal, you have your answers!


17 posted on 03/06/2013 6:03:42 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Leaning Right; Salvation

Agreed. I would have stood a much better chance with multiple choice.

But thanks so much, Salvation, for putting this together for us.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 6:05:27 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: freedumb2003

Cardinal means hinge in I think Greek. They were red. The bird is red and that’s why its called a cardinal.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 6:14:03 AM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: freedumb2003

Cardinal means hinge in I think Greek. They wear red. The bird is red and that’s why its called a cardinal.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 6:14:20 AM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: Mercat; Salvation

>>The bird is red and that’s why its called a cardinal.<<

And the bird was named after the robes (seriously).

Good to see I got the rest right.

Right, Sal? :)


21 posted on 03/06/2013 6:39:25 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Salvation
19) We have a Pope! After the Pope is elected, the Dean of Cardinals steps onto the balcony of the Vatican and announces “We have a Pope!”

Zzzz! Thanks for playing. From Wikipedia:

"The Senior Cardinal Deacon then announces from a balcony over St. Peter's Square the following proclamation: Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum! Habemus Papam! ("I announce to you a great joy! We have a pope!"). He then announces the new pope's Christian name along with his newly chosen regnal name."
The Dean of the College of Cardinals is a Cardinal Bishop, not a Cardinal Deacon.
22 posted on 03/06/2013 7:39:26 AM PST by ELS
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To: Salvation
Find the Pope in the Pizza


23 posted on 03/06/2013 7:40:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bigg Red

No, I didn’t do it. It came from Catholic Exchange.


24 posted on 03/06/2013 7:48:27 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: freedumb2003

You had lots of fun, didn’t you?


25 posted on 03/06/2013 7:49:08 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

>>You had lots of fun, didn’t you?<<

Around 50% of my responses are serious.

If I was you, I would go to Final Jeopardy.

“Scott is winning with $11,200 — Jennie is in 2nd place with $9,600. Cliff is still in the running with $300.”


26 posted on 03/06/2013 8:12:32 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: dfwgator

Holy SCHMOLEY! I am amazed you found that.

Did you know he was expelled from The Vatican for pretending to be a Priest? (think Lazlo Toth...).

27 posted on 03/06/2013 8:15:19 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Salvation

Yes, I realized that after my hasty post. But thanks for pinging me to it, at any rate.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 9:16:16 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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29 posted on 03/06/2013 6:35:17 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Paging Morris West. Morris West. Paging Morris West.


30 posted on 03/06/2013 7:19:25 PM PST by Oratam
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To: freedumb2003

I didn’t read the “real answers”, but the papal ring is always smashed, it’s the Papal Seal for that Pope. Am I right? Do I win a trip to the Sistene Chapel? Oh, darn, can’t go there....bunch of Cardinals have “Overtake the Vatican”

Maybe I should go see the White House? Drat, can’t see that now, either. It’s a darn good thing my bucket list is finished....

(ps I am a Catholic, and don’t really take this as lightly as it seems. It’s a very wiggly-woggly time to be a Catholic. Who will be the boss of us now? (really..don’t some of us feel like that? Although it’s not as bad as when a Pope dies, that’s even scarier) And yes, I do laugh at funerals...just not Papal ones. Glad we won’t have one of those!


31 posted on 03/08/2013 7:28:34 PM PST by blu
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To: blu; Salvation

Pope Emeritus Benedict’s ring will not be destroyed or smashed. It has been defaced, the hand-crafted unique seal on top wiped out.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 4:26:48 PM PST by baa39
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