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

2. What was the first miracle that Bede reports that Cuthbert performed?
(a) He healed himself of a lame leg.
(b) He brought a sheriff's wife back to life.
(c) He calmed a wind that had nearly blown rafts carrying monks to sea with his prayers.
(d) He healed a sick boy near death.

3. To what biblical story does Stephanus compare the event that preceded the battle between Wilfrid's party and the pagans?
(a) The story of Gideon.
(b) The story of Caleb taking his mountain.
(c) The story of the Israelites taking the Holy land from the Philistines.
(d) The story of David and Goliath.

4. Who does Stephanus claim taught Wilfrid the rules of Easter while he was in this city?
(a) Archbishop Dalfinus.
(b) Archbishop Dalfinus.
(c) Bishop Baducing.
(d) Bishop Colman.

5. Who kept Wilfrid until Stephanus claimed he could meet with suitable travelers as he began his journey to St. Peter's see?
(a) Archbishop Dalfinus.
(b) Biscop Baducing.
(c) Bishop Agilberht.
(d) Queen Eanfled's cousin, King Erconberht of Kent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who confirmed the choice of Ceolfrith's replacement, according to Bede?

2. How many years does Farmer claim had passed before the biography of Brendan had first appeared?

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

4. Who was named to rule the monastery shortly before Ceolfrith joined it, according to the anonymous author?

5. What did some of the monks who buried Ceolfrith take to Rome on his behalf, according to the anonymous author?

(see the answer key)

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