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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 Farmer report to be the earliest monk of the British Isles?
(a) Ceolfrith, a monk of Wearmouth.
(b) Cuthbert, a hermit of Lindisfarne.
(c) Benedict, a Roman bishop.
(d) Brendan, an Irish monk.

2. From what royal family does Bede claim Benedict descended?
(a) The Windsor lineage.
(b) The Angle lineage.
(c) The Egfrid Lineage.
(d) The Theodoric lineage.

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

4. Which Old Testament prophet does Bede first quote in the first paragraph of Chapter One?
(a) Elisha.
(b) Elijah.
(c) Daniel.
(d) Jeremiah.

5. How long did Eosterwine serve as abbot over Wearmouth, according to Bede?
(a) 12 years until he became abbot over Jarrow.
(b) 17 years until his death.
(c) Four years until his death.
(d) Seven years until the pope beckoned him to Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were Brendan's most important monasteries, according to Farmer?

2. In what book from the Bible does Bede claim Benedict took comfort during nights he could not sleep during his illness?

3. What effect did abbots in Ireland have on the influence of bishops, according to Farmer?

4. Who does Farmer credit with writing the earliest "Life of Cuthbert"?

5. Which Northumbrian cleric does Farmer record as being trained in Lindisfarne?

(see the answer key)

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