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Season 115 - Tie-Break !!!

Pope’s names

Since 1053, 29 different names have been taken by popes. List as many of the names as possible.

List as many of the 29 names taken by popes since 1053. Be aware, that the term pope in this question refers to the head of the Catholic Church. The year 1053 is chosen, because it was the year when the first step in the process which led to the East-West Schism was taken. The list used for this question is that given in Annuario Pontificio which is published annually by the Roman Curia. Listing names that were not taken by a pope in the given period will deduct a point. Listing names of popes that were in opposition to the officially recognized pope will also deduct a point, unless that name was also taken by a recognized pope in the period in question. You can answer several times until 9 o’clock CET tonight (1 February). You answer by sending a chat message to the page. There will be no continuous update of who has the most correct answers, nor will the quizmaster answer whether or not an answer is correct or incorrect when it has been submitted. Players are allowed to delete submitted answers, if they realize an answer given might be incorrect. 

If two or more players finish with the same number of tie-break points, the player who has given the most correct answers (but also more incorrect answers) is the winner. If the players are still tied they will get a new question, where they will be asked for one answer to a question they will not know the exact answer to. The player who comes closest to the correct answer will then be declared the winner.

Everybody can play along of course, but it will not give anybody additional points - the-tie break is only meant to sort out the ranking of the top players.


Player one names the following names:

A, B, C and D and X, Y and Z

Player two names the following names:

A, B, and C and X

A, B, C and D are correct answers

X, Y and Z are wrong answers


Player one has a score of 1 (4 correct minus 3 incorrect)


Player two has a score of 2 (3 correct minus 1 incorrect)

Thus Player two wins with a score of 2 even if player one had more correct answers overall.

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