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Pope Quiz

Quiz Questions

  1. Elected in 1154, name the only Englishman to become pope?
  2. Which pope became the first non-Italian pope since the 16th century?
  3. Who is traditionally considered the first pope?
  4. Pope Francis, who became head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State in 2013, was born in which city?
  5. Until recently , what title has only been bestowed on popes Leo, Gregory, and Nicholas?

  6. What colour smoke emerging from a chimney on the Sistine Chapel signals the selection of a new pope?
  7. Who served as pope from 2005 until his resignation in 2013?
  8. What name was shared by the pope who pontificated from 1922 to 1939, and the next pope from 1939 to 1958?
  9. Pope Leo I, who reigned from 440 to 461, persuaded who to withdraw from Rome?
  10. On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II made possibly the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to what?
  11. On the 17th December 1538, which one word describes what Pope Paul III did to Henry VII?
  12. Who was pope on three occasions between 1032 and 1048, the only man to have been pope more than once?


  1. Nicholas Breakspear who became Pope Adrian IV
  2. Pope John Paul II (born Karol Wojtyla in Poland)
  3. St. Peter
  4. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  5. The Great
  6. White smoke
  7. Pope Benedict XVI
  8. Pius (Pius XI and Pius XII)
  9. Attila the Hun
  10. The Crusades
  11. Excommunicated (Henry VIII from the Catholic Church)
  12. Pope Benedict IX