The Age of Bede Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Farmer credit with writing the earliest "Life of Cuthbert"?
(a) Eddius Stephanus.
(b) An anonymous monk from Lindisfarne.
(c) Bede.
(d) Ceolfrith.

3. What does Farmer claim to be the name of the author of the "Navigatio"?
(a) Eddius Stephanus.
(b) Unknown.
(c) Brendan.
(d) Bede.

4. Who does Farmer claim enabled Wilfred to travel to visit other churches through Europe?
(a) Bishop Colman.
(b) Enfleda, Queen of Northumbria.
(c) Dalfinus.
(d) Alhfrith.

5. What official does Farmer report presided over the community of monks?
(a) The Cardinals.
(b) The Pope.
(c) A local abbot.
(d) The regional bishop.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which document by Bede, according to Farmer, acts as a biography and a local history?

2. Where does Farmer claim that the earliest surviving manuscript of "Navigatio" was written?

3. Farmer asserts that the "Navigatio" is a fascinating mixture of what?

4. What does Farmer claim draws readers across the ages to the lives profiled in "The Age of Bede"?

5. Which Irish apostle, according to Farmer, became famous for the founding of the Bobbio and Saint-Gall monasteries.

(see the answer key)

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