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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Eddius Stephanus: Life of Wilfred.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which document by Bede, according to Farmer, acts as a biography and a local history?
(a) "The Life of Cuthbert."
(b) "The Life of Wilfrid."
(c) "Lives of the Abbots."
(d) "The History of Abbot Ceolfrith."

2. How many texts does D.H. Farmer report in the Introduction comprise "The Age of Bede"?
(a) Six.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Seven.

3. Which of the works in "The Age of Bede" does Farmer claim was popular during the Middle Ages?
(a) " The Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow."
(b) "The Life of Wilfrid."
(c) "The Life of Cuthbert."
(d) "Voyage of St. Brendan."

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

5. After his debate with Bishop Colman won him acclaim, what does Stephanus report came of Wilfrid?
(a) Wilfrid was elected to the episcopacy.
(b) Wilfrid was appointed abbot.
(c) Wilfrid was ordained as a priest.
(d) Wilfrid became a Bishop.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Stephanus, how did the expansion of the Kingdom that Wilfrid advised expand his authority as Bishop?

2. Over what issue did Wilfrid debate Bishop Colman according to Stephanus?

3. According to Farmer, each of the saints profiled in "The Age of Bede" were pioneers of what important church institutions?

4. What were the reasons that Stephanus gave for Wilfrid deciding to bring a dead child back to life in the village of On Tiddanufri?

5. What was the result of the prayers Cuthbert led while he and two brethren were stranded during a sea voyage without provisions?

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