The Age of Bede Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, The Anonymous History of Abbot Ceolfrith.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What unique collection does Bede write that Benedict brought to England from his fifth trip to Rome?
(a) A collection of paintings of the life of Christ.
(b) A collection of original copies of manuscripts of the Bible.
(c) A collection of sheet music on which to focus chants.
(d) Stained glass windows from France.

2. Which Irish apostle, according to Farmer, became famous for the founding of the Bobbio and Saint-Gall monasteries.
(a) Columbanus.
(b) Hwaetberht.
(c) Eosterwine.
(d) Brendan.

3. What does Farmer identify as the basic theme of the "Navigatio"?
(a) The healing mysteries of faith.
(b) The miraculous power of prayer.
(c) The cleansing influence of virtue.
(d) The quest for paradise on earth.

4. Who was finally found to travel to St. Peter's with Wilfrid, according to Stephanus?
(a) Boniface the Archdeacon.
(b) Archbishop Dalfinus.
(c) Bishop Baducing.
(d) King Erconberht of Kent.

5. Why did Bede address his prologue to its named recipient?
(a) To show his father that his devotion was being manifested in good works.
(b) To affirm he virtues of Cuthbert to those whom he served.
(c) So the reader would know that the work was undertaken in compliance with the Bishop's wishes.
(d) To assure future Christians that the church was founded by men of reliable virtue.

Short Answer Questions

1. What practice did Ceolfrith pass on to the monks who joined him in building the new monastery?

2. How many monks did the anonymous author report Ceolfrith left behind at his monasteries?

3. What did Bede report Benedict brought back to Britain after his third trip to Rome?

4. What text does Bede report that Boisil recommended to Cuthbert?

5. How long did Eosterwine serve as abbot over Wearmouth, according to Bede?

(see the answer key)

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