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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Bede, Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom did Cuthbert prophesy his own death, according to Bede?
(a) The residents on the island Lindisfarne.
(b) Hereberht, the hermit.
(c) Bede.
(d) Benedict Biscop.

2. Why was Cuthbert inspired to rise from his sickbed in Chapter 8, according to Bede?
(a) Because he did not want to neglect the responsibility God had put before him.
(b) Because he desired to be an inspiration to those in need.
(c) Because he knew that God had certainly heard the prayers of the monks praying for him.
(d) Because he knew that God would provide him strength to carry out ministry.

3. Who confirmed the choice of Ceolfrith's replacement, according to Bede?
(a) Eleusippus.
(b) Speusippus.
(c) Meleusippus.
(d) Bishop Acca.

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

5. What effect did abbots in Ireland have on the influence of bishops, according to Farmer?
(a) They had no affect on the bishops.
(b) The provided the channels for bishops to influence the population.
(c) They strengthened the bishops by collecting indulgences for them.
(d) They diminished the influence of bishops.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was Cuthbert's Friday fast broken on one occasion at the vesper's hour according to Bede?

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

3. What decision does Bede report Benedict made while Benedict and Sigfrith were on their deathbeds?

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

5. In what city did Stephanus report Wilfrid's traveling companion leave him after they started their journey to St. Peter's?

(see the answer key)

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