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Pope John XVII: Quiz


Question 1: John XVII (died December, 1003), born John Sicco, and the son of another John Sicco[1], was born in the region of ________ then referred to as Biveretica[2].

Question 2: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Public domainIntellectual propertyCopyright infringementCopyright

Question 3: He succeeded Pope Silvester II (999–1003) as ________ on May 16, 1003, but died less than six months later.
Pope Benedict XVIPope John Paul IIPopeCatholic Church

Question 4: John XVII was nominated to the papacy by John Crescentius, a Roman noble who held power in the city in opposition to Emperor ________ (983–1002).
Otto II, Holy Roman EmperorHenry II, Holy Roman EmperorOtto III, Holy Roman EmperorOtto I, Holy Roman Emperor

Question 5: John XVI (997–998) was an ________, according to conventional wisdom, and thus his regnal number XVI should have been reused.
AntipopePope Alexander VICatholic ChurchPope Nicholas V

Question 6: Before entering the priesthood, Sicco had been married and had three sons who also entered ________.
Catholic Church hierarchyHoly OrdersBishop (Catholic Church)Catholic Church

Question 7: John died on November 6, 1003, and was buried in the ________ between the two doors of the principal façade.
Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreBasilica of St. John LateranRomeSt. Peter's Basilica


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