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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many monks did the anonymous author report Ceolfrith left behind at his monasteries?
(a) 50.
(b) 60.
(c) 600.
(d) 150.

2. Who did the anonymous author claim chose Ceolfrith to help him build a monastery?
(a) Cuthbert.
(b) Sigfrith.
(c) Abbot Benedict.
(d) Brendan.

3. Whose death was Ceolfrith compared in the letter from Rome?
(a) Noah who died after he had delivered his family through the flood.
(b) Enoch who did not die, but walked with God.
(c) St. John who died after he had delivered the Revelation.
(d) Moses and Aaron who died before they could enter the Promised Land.

4. Where does the anonymous author report Ceolfrith was buried?
(a) In the church of the holy martyred brothers Speusippus, Eleusippus, and Meleusippus.
(b) In Wearmouth next to the tomb of Benedict.
(c) In the new abbey at Jarrow.
(d) In a secluded wood as he favored his time spent as a hermit.

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

6. How does Bede claim Sigfrid came to be promoted from deacon to abbot after Eosterwine's left his abbey?
(a) He was elected over Hwaetberht.
(b) He was appointed abbot by the remaining brethren at Wearmouth and by Ceolfrith.
(c) Benedict appointed him.
(d) The pope named him to the position.

7. To whom was the letter addressed?
(a) Sigfrith.
(b) Cuthbert.
(c) Eosterwine.
(d) Hwaetberht.

8. Who does Bede report provided the land for St. Peter's Monastery?
(a) The Holy Synod.
(b) King Dagobert.
(c) King Ecgfrith.
(d) King Egfrid.

9. What was Brendan's warning as they left the island?
(a) "Keep watch for rocks that will destroy our ship."
(b) "Take care, brethren, not to take anything with you from this island."
(c) "Do not let your desire for the physical overcome your need for the Holy."
(d) "Be on your guard, brethren, lest Satan lead you into temptation."

10. Who was named to rule the monastery shortly before Ceolfrith joined it, according to the anonymous author?
(a) Ceolfrith's brother, Cynefrith.
(b) Bishop Wilford.
(c) Abbot Botulf.
(d) Ceolfrith's cousin, Tunbert.

11. What example does the anonymous author claim that Ceolfrith took from his brother Cynefrith?
(a) Leaving the care of his monastery to younger men to go on a pilgrimage to Rome in his later years.
(b) Requiring all duties to be done before meals were to be shared.
(c) Holding the monks under his authority to high moral standards.
(d) Establishing a work schedule that required all monks spend time copying Bibles.

12. What does Bede record to be Benedict's orders regarding the books he had brought back from his several trips to Rome?
(a) That copied and spread throughout the monasteries of England.
(b) That they be offered to the Bishop so he could consider the best use of collection.
(c) That they be returned to Rome and the collection from which they were borrowed.
(d) That they be kept as a single collection and not broken up piecemeal.

13. Who does the anonymous writer record God sent to be the guide of Brendan's traveling party after they landed on the island?
(a) A dog.
(b) A hermit named Paul.
(c) A man with an aura of shining light.
(d) A boy with a basket of bread.

14. How long did the person who met Brendan and his son claim they had been on the island without eating food or drink or taking any sleep?
(a) For a whole year.
(b) 40 days.
(c) 3 days.
(d) 7 days

15. Why did Brendan chastise his fellow travelers for putting their flasks into streams running from the island to quench their thirst, according to the anonymous writer?
(a) Because he had seen corpses on the bank.
(b) Because God had not shown them a way to land on the Island.
(c) Because he had a dream that demons had led them to a poisoned stream.
(d) Because it was clear that they had come upon a stagnant lake.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How was the light for the island provided in the story the anonymous writer recorded from Brendan?

3. What did the anonymous writer record that Brendan claimed they reached as they walked toward the furthest shore of their landing?

4. How did the anonymous author claim that Ceolfrith came to study for the priesthood?

5. Who did Bede report was chosen to replace Ceolfrith?

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