26 June 2009

Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy



Stay cool and have a great weekend everyone!

Category: Civics

Vatican City has this type of government.

St. Alex says, please place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, and say a few Hail Marys while you wait for the answer to be revealed. Demerits for using Google. Educated guesses are welcome and encouraged.

Part 2, since ya already got the first one.

Category: Early Church

After hundreds of years of persecution from Rome, this is the name of the document that gave freedom to the Catholic Church.

12 comments:

RJW said...

What is theocracy?

swissmiss said...

RJW: Close, but not exactly correct according to my source! I think the Holy See might be considered a theocracy, but Vatican City is different (if someone can explain the difference to me because I'm not totally clear on how they are distinct, you get huge bonus points!)

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Wikipedia calls it a Sacerdotal-Monarchical, the CIA (not the Cooking Institute of America) calls it ecclesiastical. One might argue that it is a representational oligarchy (since the Pope, while head-of-state, rules in communion with the bishops who , in theory , rule for the common good of us poor slobs...

swissmiss said...

AA:
You broke the rules looking ont he internet...no cookie for you :)

What I was going for is this, which I also found on Wiki (another source described it as in between ecclesiatical and a theocracy):

The politics of Vatican City takes place in an absolute elective monarchy, in which the head of the Roman Catholic Church takes power. The Pope exercises principal legislative, executive, and judicial power over the State of Vatican City (an entity distinct from the Holy See), which is a rare case of a non-hereditary monarchy.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

But I DIDN'T USE GooGLE (which is what the instructions state) wimper, wimper, sniffle, sulk...

Ray from MN said...

I was going to guess "What is a constitutional monarchy?"

Poland for a couple of centuries or so had an elected king.

As an aside, Poland in 1791 also had the first written constitution after that of the United States (in 1789). But Russia, Prussia and Austria-Hungary took care of that in a hurry and by 1795, Poland was no more until after the First World War in 1920 or so.

Amanda said...

for Part 2:
What is the Edict of Milan?

(Had to remember back to Music History for that)

swissmiss said...

AA: Wiki, Google, encyclopedias, etc., are all grounds for no cookie.

Amanda:
Slam dunk. Way to go, but Music History? Is there a song that mentions this?

Amanda said...

No song (that I know of). It came up between learning about the Greek Doctrine of Ethos and Gregorian Chant.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Are there grounds for coffee? (I'm still sulking)

swissmiss said...

I don't drink coffee but will throw you a piece of biscotti just to stop the sulking :)

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Mark 7:28