The Age of Bede Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, The Voyage of Saint Brendan.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who kept Wilfrid until Stephanus claimed he could meet with suitable travelers as he began his journey to St. Peter's see?
(a) Biscop Baducing.
(b) Queen Eanfled's cousin, King Erconberht of Kent.
(c) Archbishop Dalfinus.
(d) Bishop Agilberht.

2. Who does Stephanus claim taught Wilfrid the rules of Easter while he was in this city?
(a) Bishop Baducing.
(b) Archbishop Dalfinus.
(c) Bishop Colman.
(d) Archbishop Dalfinus.

3. What was the first miracle that Bede reports that Cuthbert performed?
(a) He calmed a wind that had nearly blown rafts carrying monks to sea with his prayers.
(b) He brought a sheriff's wife back to life.
(c) He healed himself of a lame leg.
(d) He healed a sick boy near death.

4. Who does Stephanus claim influenced Ecgfrith to drive Wilfrid from his see?
(a) King Dagobert.
(b) Bishop Winfrid.
(c) Bishop Colman.
(d) Ecgfrith's queen, Iurminbrugh.

5. What was announced to Brendan's party would come after seven years from the announcement by the fallen angels, according to the anonymous author?
(a) The party would find the Land of Promise of the Saints.
(b) They would find themselves right back where they started.
(c) God would take them to Paradise.
(d) They would finally take possession of the Pearl of Great Price.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. To whom did Bede write the prologue to his "Life of Cuthbert"?

3. Who does the anonymous writer record God sent to be the guide of Brendan's traveling party after they landed on the island?

4. What term does Farmer use to identify a community of monks?

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

(see the answer key)

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