Lesson 8 Quiz

Mark Each Question True (T) or False (F)

1 Ecclesiastical laws, in the wide sense, are the laws established by God and defined in an exact manner by the Church.  
2 Because it is the fellow who proposes to the girl, it is only the brideís consent to marriage that is really necessary.  
3 The Churchís role in connection with laws concerning marriage is to enforce whatever laws the state decides upon.  
4 Both prohibitive and diriment impediments prohibit marriage.  
5 A diriment impediment does not render a marriage invalid.  
6 The Church considers fourteen as the minimum age at which a girl can give a true consent to marriage.  
7 After a couple gives consent in marriage, they cannot later back out of their agreement.  
8 Jillís parents never had her baptized. When she grew up, she became a Catholic and Jim stood as godfather for her. Thus, when they later became engaged, there were no obstacles to their getting married.  
9 The impediment of mixed religion concerns two validly baptized persons.  
10 The impediment of disparity of cult concerns two persons, one of whom has not been validly baptized.  
11 Because it might reveal some condition that might hamper your performance of the duties and functions of married life, a prenuptial medical examination is unwise and should be avoided.  
12 Impotence is always an impediment to marriage.  
13 A valid marriage can be dissolved by divorce.  
14 The baptismal, certificate you received as a baby is quite satisfactory for the prenuptial enquiry.  
15 The written promises that must be signed before the Church will permit a mixed marriage are always faithfully observed afterwards.  
16 The consent to marriage need be only deliberate and free.  
17 Unless you are having organ music, singing, flowers, etc., at your wedding, there is no need to see your pastor until a week or so before the date you have chosen.  
18 A person who is excommunicated is required to continue attending Mass on Sundays and holydays of obligation.  
19 In order to promote harmony in the case of a mixed marriage, the Catholic is perfectly free to have two ceremonies: the marriage before a priest and also a ceremony by a Protestant minister.  
20 The marriage of two validly baptized Protestants before a Protestant minister is a valid marriage.  
21 A Catholic who is married before a Protestant minister or civil officer is not married.  
22 A declaration of nullity means that that "marriage," despite appearances. never existed validly.  
23 Jack now refuses to let his bride handle any money and jealously demands that she drop all her former girl friends. The Church, in view of these unforeseen circumstances, can grant her a declaration of nullity.  
24 Marriage between a validly baptized Catholic and a validly baptized Protestant is prohibited by the impediment of mixed religion.  
25 No Catholic marriage is valid without the mutual consent of the brideís and groomís parents.  
26 Inability to perform the marriage act and inability to beget children are the same thing.  
27 The Church takes great precautions in formulating her laws concerning marriage so as to assure the happiness of those who enter that state of life.  
28 The fact that some Catholic marriages are not perfectly happy indicates that the great precautions the Church takes in formulating her laws are of no practical value.  
29 The Churchís interest in marriage laws is concerned exclusively with the moral welfare of the family.  
30 The main purpose of marriage is the procreation and education of children.  
31 Mutual aid between husband and wife is one of the purposes of Matrimony.  
32 A further purpose of Matrimony is to allow the instincts that God has placed in human nature to be satisfied, fully, freely, and without any restraints whatsoever.  
33 No one can be forced into a valid marriage.  
34 An excommunicated person ceases to be a Catholic.  
35 A Catholic who is divorced by a Protestant to whom she is validly married, may not enter another marriage as long as the other partner is living.  
36 A Protestant who divorces a Catholic to whom he is validly married is free to marry some one else.  
37 A Catholic who is validly married but is divorced or deserted by her partner who moves away and cannot be located again, is free to remarry after seven years.  
38 The Church can grant dispensations from impediments that are enacted by divine law.  
39 By setting a minimum age of 16 for the boy and 14 for the girl, the Church indicates that she considers this as the ideal age to get married.  
40 As long as the non-Catholic partner signs the written promises that the Church requires, there will be no danger to the faith of the Catholic or of their children.  
41 My uncle is 27 years old. My sister is 17 and is, therefore, a minor. My fatherís refusal to give his consent is the only obstacle to their getting married.  
42 Even though the relationship between a young couple is distant, they would be wise to consult a priest about it before becoming serious about each other.  
43 When a couple marry, each is thereby united to all the other partnerís blood relations.  
44 A person who is permanently impotent may obtain a dispensation and then get married.  
45 A godparent, because of the bond of Baptism, may not marry his or her godchild.  
46 Publication of the marriage banns at church is utterly unnecessary because a coupleís marriage is their own business exclusively.  
47 The "form of the marriage" consists in the plans for the organ, singing, seating, etc.  
48 Anyone who has ever been a Catholic is bound under pain of nullity of the marriage to marry in the presence of a priest and at least two other witnesses.  
49 One should be very careful in choosing a partner because marriage is for life.  
50 As long as the judges of an ecclesiastical court have the least doubt that a marriage may not be null, the marriage is considered valid.