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Question 1: The practice of creating cardinal-nephews originated in the ________, and reached its apex during the 16th and 17th centuries.
High Middle AgesMiddle AgesEarly Middle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 2: [53] During the 19th century, the only nephew of a pope created cardinal was Gabriele della Genga Sermattei, nephew of Pope Leo XII, created cardinal by ________ on February 1, 1836.
Pope Eugene IVPope John Paul IIPope Gregory XVICatholic Church

Question 3: [22] Edith Standen, a consultant to the ________, calls Ottoboni the "last and certainly not least magnificent example" of the "splendor of an extinct species, the Cardinal-Nephew".
Western paintingMetropolitan Museum of ArtMuseum of Modern ArtUnited States

Question 4: [4] Alexander VIII also undid another reform of Innocent XI by restoring the revenues of the former Chancery to the ________, who was, at the time, his cardinal-nephew, Pietro Ottoboni.
RectorChancellor (education)MalaysiaEngland

Question 5: [14][36][45] Romanum decet pontificem was later incorporated into the ________ in canons 240, 2; 1414, 4; and 1432, 1.
Eastern Catholic ChurchesCanon law (Catholic Church)History of the Catholic ChurchCatholic Church hierarchy

Question 6: Although Pope Leo XI (1605) died before he was able to elevate his nephew, Roberto Ubaldini, Ubaldini was elevated by Leo XI's successor, ________ in 1615.
Pope Clement XPope Alexander VIPope Paul VPope Sixtus IV

Question 7: [24] The Cardinal Nephew was generally among a pope's first cardinal creations, and his creature was traditionally accompanied by a ________ from the guns of Castel Sant'Angelo.
Bellamy saluteRaised fistRoman saluteSalute

Question 8: [40 ] Another papal historian ________ notes that "the misfortune of Pope Pamphilj was that the only person in his family who would have had the qualities necessary to fill such a position was a woman".
Catholic ChurchPope Benedict XVLudwig von PastorPope Leo XIII

Question 9: [6] Every Renaissance pope who created cardinals appointed a relative to the ________, and the nephew was the most common choice.
Vatican CityRoman CuriaCollege of CardinalsPope Benedict XVI

Question 10: [36] ________ (1572–1585) also had to be urged by key figures in the College to appoint his cardinal-nephew: Filippo Boncompagni.
Pope Gregory XIIIPope Benedict XVIPope Leo XPope John Paul II


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