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Question 1: Although the Holy See is closely associated with the ________, the independent territory over which the Holy See is sovereign, the two entities are separate and distinct.
RomeMonacoVatican CitySpain

Question 2: The ________ is different from those two and, instead of dealing with contentious cases, issues absolutions, dispensations, and indulgences.
Papal conclaveRoman CuriaPope Benedict XVIApostolic Penitentiary

Question 3: The term "see" comes from the Latin word "sedes", meaning "seat", which refers to the Episcopal throne (________).
CathedraOrthodox ChurchSt. Peter's BasilicaPope

Question 4: [9] Foreign ________ are accredited to the Holy See, not to the Vatican City, and it is the Holy See that establishes treaties and concordats with other sovereign entities.
Diplomatic missionItalyDiplomacyTaipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office

Question 5: [6] The Holy See is the only European subject of international law that has official diplomatic relations with ________ (Taiwan).
Republic of ChinaPhilippinesVietnamPeople's Republic of China

Question 6: It instead operates under a different set of laws ________.
Pope John Paul IICatholic Church hierarchySede vacantePope

Question 7: The current incumbent, Cardinal ________, is the See's equivalent of a prime minister.
Pope John Paul IICardinal (Catholicism)Tarcisio BertonePope Benedict XVI

Question 8: Bertone and Mamberti were named in their respective roles by ________ in September 2006.
Pope John Paul IIPope Benedict XVIPope Paul VICatholic Church

Question 9: The others are in buildings in different parts of ________ that have extraterritorial rights similar to those of embassies.

Question 10: After the Italian takeover of the ________ in 1870, the Holy See had no territorial sovereignty.
Catholic ChurchPope John Paul IIPapal StatesPope Gregory I


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