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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. Who does Bede claim first chastised Cuthbert for his idleness and his indulgences?
(a) A solemn old man.
(b) A neighbor who caught him in a prank.
(c) His maternal grandfather.
(d) A three-year-old child.

2. How does Bede claim Cuthbert kept birds from eating the barley crop he grew as he lived in isolation as a monk?
(a) He said, ". . . If God has given you permission, then do as He bade you: if not, be off with you, . . ."
(b) He said, "God will banish your souls to condemnation should you be robbing from His anointed."
(c) He invented the scarecrow.
(d) He kept a week-long prayer and fast to appeal to God to deliver his crops from the offending birds.

3. How were Benedict and Sigfrith able to meet with each other shortly before they died from their illnesses, according to Bede?
(a) Sigfrith was carried to Benedict's room on a stretcher.
(b) They were kept in the same room in the hospital.
(c) They were placed in wheel chairs and wheeled to meet with each other daily.
(d) They were moved to the basement of Wearmouth and spent their remaining days together.

4. Which Northumbrian cleric does Farmer record as being trained in Lindisfarne?
(a) Columbanus.
(b) Wilfrid
(c) Cuthbert.
(d) Brendan.

5. As Cuthbert was traveling with a boy during a preaching tour in Chapter 12, how did Bede report that Cuthbert prophesied their food would be provided?
(a) By a dog.
(b) By two otters.
(c) By an eagle.
(d) By a fawn.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Bede write about as the abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow?

2. What illness does Bede report came to Benedict shortly after Sigfrith became abbot of Wearmouth?

3. How long did Eosterwine serve as abbot over Wearmouth, according to Bede?

4. How many texts does D.H. Farmer report in the Introduction comprise "The Age of Bede"?

5. Which of the works in "The Age of Bede" does Farmer claim was popular during the Middle Ages?

(see the answer key)

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