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

2. What animal does Bede claim ministered to Cuthbert after he spent a night in prayer in the water off the sea shore?
(a) A dog.
(b) A fawn.
(c) An eagle.
(d) Two otters.

3. Who was the king who Stephanus reported to follow Wilfrid's guidance to win victories over the Picts and Mercia?
(a) King Erconbehrt.
(b) King Ecgfrith.
(c) King Oswiu.
(d) King Alhfrith.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Bede claim to be Cuthbert's preoccupation when he was still eight years old?

2. What sign does Stephanus claim that God used to indicate that Wilfrid would serve him in the future?

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

4. Where does Stephanus claim peace was achieved between Wilfrid and his enemies?

5. Which Northumbrian cleric does Farmer record as being trained in Lindisfarne?

(see the answer key)

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