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Civil marriage: Quiz


Question 1: The state does not create the legal status of "married", but may only recognise and register it in a ________.
AustraliaUnited KingdomCivil registryGeneral Register Office

Question 2: In 1792, with the ________, religious marriage ceremonies in France were made secondary to civil marriage.
French DirectoryNational Constituent AssemblyFrench RevolutionNational Convention

Question 3: In 1566, the edict of the ________ was proclaimed denying Catholics any form of marriage not executed in a religious ceremony before a priest and two witnesses.
Council of TrentFirst Council of NicaeaCouncil of ChalcedonCatholic Ecumenical Councils

Question 4: As part of such ceremonies, a religious official such as a rabbi, pastor, or ________ may be given the authority to conduct the marriage by the state, thus unifying the religious with the civil ceremony.

Question 5: The Protestant pastor and theologian of ________, John Calvin, decreed that, in order for a couple to be considered married, they must be registered by the state in addition to a church ceremony.

Question 6: In 29 countries worldwide, and several other states within the U.S., a same-sex couple can be legally partnered in a ________ or registered partnership.
Same-sex unionCivil unionSame-sex marriageDomestic partnership

Question 7: With the union of Germany as one kingdom in 1871, Otto von Bismarck passed the "Civil Marriage Law" (see also: ________).
Red Terror (Spain)Anti-clericalismReligious segregationKulturkampf

Question 8: (This does not mean that all same-sex marriages in these countries are civil marriages.) Israel, ________, France, the Netherlands Antilles and two U.S.
Cayman IslandsArubaBermudaBritish Virgin Islands

Question 9: These are Massachusetts, ________, Iowa, New Hampshire and Vermont.
MaineConnecticutNew JerseyRhode Island

Question 10: Civil marriage or secular marriage is ________ performed by a government official and not a religious organisation.
MarriageFamilyRomance (love)Polyamory

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