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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. In what literary form does Farmer claim Bede's "Life of Cuthbert" is written?
(a) Prose.
(b) Biography.
(c) Hagiography.
(d) Iambic Pentameter.

2. Of what does Stephanus claim Wilfrid accused English bishops prior to his journey to Gaul?
(a) Being too stiff in worship services.
(b) Being similar in ideology to Celts.
(c) Being corrupt with indulgences.
(d) Being too strict with moral limits.

3. Who gave Wilfrid the monastery at Ripon according to Stephanus?
(a) King Oswiu.
(b) Alhfrith.
(c) Bishop Winfrid.
(d) King Ecgfrith.

4. After he listened to the chastisement, what does Bede report to be Cuthbert's response?
(a) He began working harder on his chants to serve the worship needs of his town.
(b) He stopped spending so much time adventuring and devoted himself more seriously to studying the Bible.
(c) He forsook foolish games immediately and showed himself to be more mature and earnest.
(d) He began studying writing more seriously to produce works fit for public consumption.

5. Who does Bede write about as the abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow?
(a) Benedict, Ceolfrith, Eosterwine, Sigfrith, and Hwaetberht.
(b) Benedict, Ceolfrith, Ahlfrid, and Ecgfrith.
(c) Ceolfrith, Eosterwine, Cuthbert, and Colman.
(d) Benedict, Cuthbert, Wilfrid, and Brendan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bede report Cuthbert used to cure a sick servant to a bodyguard of King Ecgfrith?

2. What miracle did Cuthbert perform when he brought the Holy Ghost to a village that could only provide tents for him and his retinue?

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

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

5. Which duke of Theodoric petitioned the king over the land Wilfrid where was preaching to have Wilfrid sent to him dead or alive, according to Stephanus?

(see the answer key)

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