The Age of Bede Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Bede, Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Bede report provided the land for St. Peter's Monastery?
(a) King Ecgfrith.
(b) The Holy Synod.
(c) King Dagobert.
(d) King Egfrid.

2. What principal apostle of Ireland does Farmer claim encouraged monasticism for men and women?
(a) St. Ceolfrith.
(b) St. Patrick.
(c) St. Brendan.
(d) St. Benedict.

3. What were two things that Bede said he avoided in the prologue?
(a) Criticism and pessimism.
(b) Doctrine and legalism.
(c) Judgementalism and piety.
(d) Ambiguity and hair-splitting.

4. Who did Bede report reviewed and revised his work?
(a) Ceolfrith.
(b) Wilfrid.
(c) The Priest Herefrith.
(d) Benedict.

5. How does Bede claim Cuthbert kept birds from eating the barley crop he grew as he lived in isolation as a monk?
(a) He kept a week-long prayer and fast to appeal to God to deliver his crops from the offending birds.
(b) He invented the scarecrow.
(c) He said, ". . . If God has given you permission, then do as He bade you: if not, be off with you, . . ."
(d) He said, "God will banish your souls to condemnation should you be robbing from His anointed."

Short Answer Questions

1. For what two countries does Farmer claim "The Age of Bede" to be an important source of early Christian Church history?

2. In what literary form does Farmer claim Bede's "Life of Cuthbert" is written?

3. What does Farmer claim to be the name of the author of the "Navigatio"?

4. How long did Ceolfrith preside over the responsibilities appointed to him by Benedict?

5. Who kept Wilfrid until Stephanus claimed he could meet with suitable travelers as he began his journey to St. Peter's see?

(see the answer key)

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