Lesson 9 Quiz

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

1 Public authorities have not only the right but the duty to make laws which regulate the temporal rights and liabilities arising out of marriage.  
2 In some cases, a marriage will be considered as valid by the Catholic Church and invalid by the State.  
3 In some cases, a marriage will be considered as invalid by the Catholic Church and valid by the State.  
4 As a general rule, members of the Catholic Church should abide by the laws of their state or province or country as long as these laws are not opposed to the teachings of their faith.  
5 At the very outset of your married life, you should make your will.  
6 The "declaration of intention to marry" is intended to prevent the celebra- tion of unprepared marriages and to allow time necessary to investigate the capacity of both parties to contract a valid marriage.  
7 The "declaration of intention to marry" is the same thing as the marriage licence.  
8 Only the Church requires a pre-nuptial investigation.  
9 A marriage licence is a permit that entitles a husband and wife to terminate all pre-nuptial restraints and henceforth live licentiously.  
10 Both Church and state require evidence that both man and woman are free to contract marriage.  
11 Impotence and sterility are the same thing.  
12 Church law and civil law agree that vasectomy, when it is performed before marriage, is a diriment impediment.  
13 According to the laws of the Church, abandonment by one’s partner for seven years or more annuls a valid marriage.  
14 The impediment of crime is an impediment only in Church law and not in civil law.  
15 Concerning legal adoption, Church law and civil law are in agreement in the matter of impediments.  
16 A.marriage licence is a document issued by the civil authorities, establishing that they have been notified of the intention of the parties to contract marriage.  
17 All the impediments established by civil law are also included in Church laws.  
18 The Church agrees that the civil impediment of disparity of blood is strictly binding on baptized persons.  
19 Each system of ownership (Community Property and Personal Property) is very rigid and does not permit any modifications whatsoever.  
20 From the point of view of marriage as a joint enterprise, the Community Property System is the better system.  
21 From a strictly business point of view, the Personal Property System is not very practical.  
22 The Personal Property System is highly favourable towards the wife who has no possessions of her own.  
23 The personal Property System protects the family from the risk of complete disaster.  
24 A couple would be wise to consult a lawyer before marriage in order to see what steps, if any, they should take concerning which system of ownership will exist in their marriage.  
25 The Church’s attitude towards divorce is clearly understood and accurately interpreted by everybody.  
26 A Catholic has an obligation to study, explain and, if necessary, defend the Church’s attitude on divorce, etc.  
27 Divorce actually dissolves a valid, sacramental marriage.  
28 Divorce actually dissolves a valid, non-sacramental marriage.  
29 Only the Church has the right to make a declaration of nullity of a marriage between baptized persons.  
30 The civil authorities have the right to make a declaration of nullity of a marriage between two persons if only one of them is baptized.  
31 A declaration of nullity means that, despite appearances, the two persons involved never were married to each other.  
32 The right to a separation (in the sense understood by the Church) creates an obligation for a couple to separate.  
33 A Catholic married couple are perfectly justified in separating for any reason that meets with their mutual approval.  
34 A marriage must be consummated (i.e. followed by sexual intercourse) in order to be a valid marriage.  
35 The Pauline Privilege permits the dissolution of any marriage.  
36 As long as he (or she) has obtained from the Catholic Church a dispensation for a marriage of mixed religions, a Catholic may validly marry a validly baptized Protestant before a Protestant minister.  
37 The civil law permitting divorce is a law against God.  
38 A validly married couple who obtain a civil divorce, nevertheless remain validly married whether they like it or not.  
39 Civil governments always do their utmost to make their laws on nullity, separation and divorce conform to the Church’s laws on these matters.  
40 A will is a legal document by which a person regulates the rights of others over his or her property after death.  
41 A person should wait until he has something worth leaving before bothering to make a will.  
42 If the husband (and father) makes a will, there is no need for the wife to make one also.  
43 Because their marriage is a joint enterprise, the father and mother should combine their wills in one document.  
44 Unless those made previously are destroyed, every will that a person makes during his or her lifetime remains valid.  
45 If you do not want outsiders to know your business, you would be very wise and prudent to have your wife (or husband) act as one of the witnesses to your will.  
46 If a marriage takes place with the Church’s dispensation from the impediment of disparity of cult, the Pauline Privilege may not later be invoked.  
47 The lack of a will usually creates more problems than it prevents.  
48 A young couple who, shortly before or after their wedding, make it a point to have their wills drawn up, are obviously being too morbid.  
49 A and B, though not Catholics, were validly married. A few years later they decided mutually to obtain a divorce. Because their marriage was not a sacramental marriage, they are perfectly free to marry again.  
50 When a couple discover after the wedding that marriage includes problems as well as privileges, it’s unreasonable to expect them to live up to their promise to take each other "for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health until death do us part."