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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Pope Gregory I send a librarian, Augustine, to baptize?
(a) Columcille.
(b) Patrick.
(c) King Henry VIII.
(d) The King of Kent.

2. Christian Saxons always look to the Irish as ____________ in Christ.
(a) Juniors.
(b) Inferiors.
(c) Elders.
(d) Equals.

3. Who was the first emperor to blend Roman citizenship and church membership?
(a) Julius Caesar.
(b) Nero.
(c) Constantine.
(d) Marcus Aurelius.

4. In contrast to his youth, Augustine's post-conversion views on sex appear to be:
(a) Unchanged.
(b) The same as Patrick's.
(c) Looser.
(d) Stricter.

5. Who are among the notable people that the poem "St. Patrick's Breastplate" is said to inspire?
(a) Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, and Shakespeare.
(b) Dante, Homer, and Bill Gates.
(c) George Lucas, Mother Teresa, and Barack Obama.
(d) Francis of Assisi, Dante, and Chaucer.

6. Ireland becomes the first _____________________ country as it becomes an English colony.
(a) Second World.
(b) Third World.
(c) Religiously divided.
(d) Spiritually impoverished.

7. Where does Patricius go to study for ordination?
(a) Rome.
(b) Paris.
(c) London.
(d) Gaul.

8. One thing that all heroes in ancient Irish literature have in common is that they fall prey to some "geis." What does the word "geis" mean in English?
(a) Danger.
(b) Temptation.
(c) Taboo.
(d) Enemy.

9. Which Irish king does Patrick criticize?
(a) Cuchulainn.
(b) Coroticus.
(c) Ailil.
(d) Diermait.

10. What effect does slavery have on Patricius' faith?
(a) He questions God and remains an atheist.
(b) He questions God and eventually becomes a Catholic.
(c) He prays constantly and becomes a holy man.
(d) He curses God and dies.

11. What council considers the correct date of Easter and the form of the Irish monastic tonsure?
(a) The Council of Orange.
(b) The Synod of Dort.
(c) The Synod of Whitby.
(d) The Council of Nicaea.

12. What did Tolland Man, Grauballe Man, Borremose Man, and Lindow Man all have in common?
(a) They were unwilling participants in the sacrificial rites that killed them.
(b) They were willing participants in the sacrificial rites that killed them.
(c) They appear to have died on the same day.
(d) They were found underneath Patrick's church.

13. Where is the Book of Kells preserved?
(a) Trinity College, Dublin.
(b) Aberdeen University, Scotland.
(c) Cambridge University, England.
(d) The Vatican, Vatican City.

14. It is Patrick's hope that the Irish will at least accept the body as what?
(a) Clean.
(b) Pure.
(c) Holy.
(d) Healthy.

15. What was Brigid before she is consecrated as a bishop?
(a) A prostitute.
(b) A druid princess.
(c) A peasant girl.
(d) A slave.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Patrick convince the Irish to stop human sacrifices?

2. Which of the artifacts that represent the Irish transition from paganism to Christianity was a pagan votary offering?

3. What is NOT true about the great Irish prayer known both as "Saint Patrick's Breastplate" and as "The Deer's Cry"?

4. What is the name of the person who kidnaps Patricius?

5. What publication format replaced the scroll?

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