Urban VIII Quiz

Portrait of Pope Urban VIII

A 1627 portrait of Pope Urban VIII by Pietro da Cortona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Urban VIII is referred by his baptismal name for the times before he became pope.)

Urban VIII Quiz Questions

1. When was Maffeo Barberini born?
a) 5 April 1568
b) 9 March 1562
c) 11 July 1558
d) 4 December 1556

2. Where was Maffeo Barberini born?
a) Florence
b) Genoa
c) Venice
d) Lisbon

3. Where was Maffeo Barberini governor?
a) Corsica
b) Fano
c) Helvetia
d) Estonia

4. Of which titular archdiocese was Maffeo Barberini made archbishop?
a) Bethlehem
b) Nazareth
c) New York
d) Tarsus

5. Where was Maffeo Barberini nuncio?
a) Austria
b) Portugal
c) Spain
d) France

6. When was Maffeo Barberini created cardinal?
a) 1 January 1601
b) 4 April 1602
c) 11 September 1606
d) 12 December 1604

7. When was Urban VIII elected pope?
a) 31 October 1628
b) 6 August 1623
c) 30 April 1630
d) 28 February 1629

8. Which astronomer was condemned by Urban VIII?
a) Johannes Kepler
b) Nicolaus Copernicus
c) Galileo Galilee
d) Percival Lowell

9. Which title was accorded to cardinals by Urban VIII?
a) Eminence
b) Grace
c) Lorship
d) Highness

10. When did Urban VIII die?
a) 19 March 1638
b) 25 May 1642
c) 29 July 1644
d) 12 October 1640

Urban VIII Quiz Questions with Answers

Pope Urban VIII's Coat of Arms

Pope Urban VIII’s Coat of Arms (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Maffeo Barberini born?
a) 5 April 1568

2. Where was Maffeo Barberini born?
a) Florence

3. Where was Maffeo Barberini governor?
b) Fano

4. Of which titular archdiocese was Maffeo Barberini made archbishop?
b) Nazareth

5. Where was Maffeo Barberini nuncio?
d) France

6. When was Maffeo Barberini created cardinal?
c) 11 September 1606

7. When was Urban VIII elected pope?
b) 6 August 1623

8. Which astronomer was condemned by Urban VIII?
c) Galileo Galilee

9. Which title was accorded to cardinals by Urban VIII?
a) Eminence

10. When did Urban VIII die?
c) 29 July 1644

Updated: July 18, 2016 — 9:23 pm

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