Gregory XIV Quiz

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

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Vincent Augustine D’Souza

1. When was Niccolo Sfondrati born?
a) 11 February 1535
b) 6 May 1526
c) 25 August 1528
d) 23 October 1540

2. Where was Niccolo Sfondrati born?
a) Valetta
b) Tbilisi
c) Somma
d) Helsinki

3. Of which diocese was Niccolo Sfondrati bishop?
a) Algiers
b) Tripoli
c) Rabat
d) Cremona

4. When was Niccolo Sfondrati consecrated bishop?
a) 29 February 1556
b) 3 June 1565
c) 28 September 1564
d) 8 October 1560

5. When was Niccolo Sfondrati created cardinal?
a) 31 January 1585
b) 31 May 1581
c) 19 August 1582
d) 12 December 1583

6. When was Gregory XIV elected pope?
a) 4 March 1595
b) 1 June 1592
c) 8 September 1594
d) 5 December 1590

7. Where were slaves freed on the order of Gregory XIV?
a) Turkey
b) China
c) Philippines
d) Japan

8. Who were forbidden by Gregory XIV to hear confessions so that they may have more time for contemplation?
a) Jesuits
b) Benedictines
c) Augustinians
d) Capuchins

9. By which bull did Gregory XIV forbid betting on papal election, pontificate duration and creation of cardinals?
a) In Eminenti
b) Cogit nos
c) Zelo domus Dei
d) Com occasione

10. When did Gregory XIV die?
a) 22 April 1598
b) 5 July 1596
c) 21 January 1594
d) 15 October 1591

Gregory XIV Quiz Answers

1. When was Niccolo Sfondrati born?
a) 11 February 1535

2. Where was Niccolo Sfondrati born?
c) Somma

3. Of which diocese was Niccolo Sfondrati bishop?
d) Cremona

4. When was Niccolo Sfondrati consecrated bishop?
c) 28 September 1564

5. When was Niccolo Sfondrati created cardinal?
d) 12 December 1583

6. When was Gregory XIV elected pope?
d) 5 December 1590

7. Where were slaves freed on the order of Gregory XIV?
c) Philippines

8. Who were forbidden by Gregory XIV to hear confessions so that they may have more time for contemplation?
d) Capuchins

9. By which bull did Gregory XIV forbid betting on papal election, pontificate duration and creation of cardinals?
b) Cogit nos

10. When did Gregory XIV die?
d) 15 October 1591

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