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Pope Paul IV: Quiz


Question 1: He was a surprise choice as pope to succeed ________ (1555); his rigid, severe and unbending character combined with his age and patriotism meant he would have declined the honor.
Pope Benedict XIVPope Gregory XIIIPope Leo XIIIPope Marcellus II

Question 2: He used the instruments of the ________ to suppress the Spirituali, a group of reform-minded Catholics.
Spanish InquisitionInquisitionCrusadesReconquista

Question 3: His title in the Prophecy of St. Malachy is "Of the Faith of Peter." He was mentored by Cardinal ________, his relative, who resigned the see of Chieti (Latin Theate) in his favor.
Raffaele RiarioOliviero CarafaPope Alexander VIPope Julius II

Question 4: Among his first acts as Pope was to cut off ________'s pension, and he had fig leaves painted over the nudes of the Sistine Chapel.
MichelangeloSistine Chapel ceilingDavid (Michelangelo)St. Peter's Basilica

Question 5: Paul IV believed in ________ ("Outside the Church there is no salvation").
Pope Gregory IExtra Ecclesiam nulla salusCatholic ChurchPope Benedict XV

Question 6: He accepted apparently because ________ was opposed to his accession.
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman EmperorMaximilian I, Holy Roman EmperorCharles V, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph II, Holy Roman Emperor

Question 7: Under the direction of Pope Leo X, he was ambassador to ________ and then papal nuncio in Spain, where he conceived a violent detestation of Spanish rule that affected the policies of his later papacy.
United KingdomEnglandScotlandWales

Question 8: The Habsburgs disliked Paul IV and he allied with ________, possibly against the true interests of the Papacy.
FranceCanadaItalyUnited Kingdom

Question 9: However at the conclusion of the disastrous war with ________ and after many scandals, in 1559 the Pope publicly disgraced his nephews and banished them from Rome.
Philip II of SpainPhilip III of SpainPhilip IV of SpainCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor

Question 10: Pope Paul IV (28 June 1476 – 18 August 1559), né Giovanni Pietro Carafa, was ________ from 23 May 1555 until his death.
Pope Benedict XVIPopePope John Paul IICatholic Church


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