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. In the story the anonymous writer recorded Brendan told, what did Brendan say his son's name was?
(a) Barinthus.
(b) Mernoc.
(c) Ceolfrith.
(d) Enoch.

2. Who does the anonymous author credit with providing master builders for the monastery that Ceolfrith helped to build?
(a) Bishop Wilford.
(b) Tunbert.
(c) Abbot Torthelm.
(d) Abbot Botulf.

3. What Psalm did the monks from St. Peter's sing to Ceolfrith as he left on his pilgrimage, according to the anonymous author?
(a) Psalm 66, "May God have mercy on us and bless us, lighten his face and have mercy on us."
(b) Psalm 125, "As the Mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people."
(c) Psalm 91, "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty."
(d) Psalm 20, "May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!"

4. Who was finally found to travel to St. Peter's with Wilfrid, according to Stephanus?
(a) Bishop Baducing.
(b) Boniface the Archdeacon.
(c) Archbishop Dalfinus.
(d) King Erconberht of Kent.

5. Who does Bede report gave Cuthbert a cure for a tumor on his knee?
(a) An angel carrying a gold trumpet.
(b) An angel dressed in white riding a horse.
(c) Three strangers who were travelling through his town.
(d) The village doctor.

Short Answer Questions

1. To where does the anonymous writer claim that Brendan traveled after he took a series of three day fasts that lasted 40 days?

2. What does Farmer claim to be the name of the author of the "Navigatio"?

3. Of what does Stephanus claim Wilfrid accused English bishops prior to his journey to Gaul?

4. In what book from the Bible does Bede claim Benedict took comfort during nights he could not sleep during his illness?

5. Who does the anonymous author claim presided over the monastery before Ceolfrith joined it?

(see the answer key)

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