The Quiz: When a new pope is elected, what color smoke escapes the Vatican chimney?
The voting process for a new pope is often shrouded in secrecy. When it comes time for elections, cardinals from around the world gather in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City to put forth candidates and cast their votes. The chimney of the Sistine Chapel is connected to two stoves. One of the stoves burns paper ballots, cast in support of a current cardinal to become pope, and the other creates the correct smoke color. If a round of votes is inconclusive, black smoke emanates from the chimney, but once a pope is successfully selected, the smoke is white.
The correct answer to this quiz is White.