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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What apostle and New Testament book does the anonymous author on the history of Ceolfrith cite as his inspiration for writing the book.
(a) He cites the Apostle Paul's letter to the Hebrews.
(b) He cites the Gospel of John.
(c) He cites the Apostle Paul's letters to the Corinthians.
(d) He cites the epistles of St. Peter.

2. 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.

3. What quote does the anonymous author of Ceolfrith's history use to advise readers of his work?
(a) "Remind yourselves that I have written nothing about the saint without first subjectng the facts to the most thorough scrutiny."
(b) "Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the end of their way of life and imitate their faith."
(c) "The work is difficult, my intelligence and command of rhetoric small; none the less, though, the result might come below expectation, the effort will at least pay my debt of obedience."
(d) "The texts presented in this volume are important sources to the history of the Christian Church."

4. After Brendan said he and his son landed the boat in which they took their trip, how long did they walk on the island before without reaching the furthest shore from their landing, according to the anonymous writer?
(a) 15 days.
(b) 7 days.
(c) 40 days.
(d) 3 days.

5. How long did Eosterwine serve as abbot over Wearmouth, according to Bede?
(a) Four years until his death.
(b) 12 years until he became abbot over Jarrow.
(c) 17 years until his death.
(d) Seven years until the pope beckoned him to Rome.

6. To where does the anonymous writer claim that Brendan traveled after he took a series of three day fasts that lasted 40 days?
(a) To the Island of Delights.
(b) To the Valley of Virtue.
(c) To the island of a holy monk called Enda.
(d) To the Meadow of Miracles.

7. Who returned a letter of thanks for the gift the monks delivered to Rome according to the anonymous author?
(a) Archdeacon Boniface.
(b) Archbishop Berhtwald.
(c) Pope Gregory.
(d) Pope Agatho.

8. How was the light for the island provided in the story the anonymous writer recorded from Brendan?
(a) By a man with an aura of light.
(b) By the Pearl of Great Price.
(c) By a dog carrying an a lantern that could not be extinguished.
(d) The Lord Jesus Christ was their light.

9. 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.

10. What form did fallen angels take on Brendan's journey, according to the anonymous author?
(a) Dogs.
(b) Birds.
(c) Old men.
(d) Shepherds.

11. Why did Benedict name Ceolfrith to be abbot over the two monasteries he helped to build, according to the anonymous author?
(a) Because Ceolfrith was the best candidate after the plague had caused the death of many monks.
(b) Because Ceolfrith showed his grasp of Christian understanding in debates with other monks.
(c) Because Ceolfrith was faithful in helping to start other abbeys.
(d) Because both Benedict and the abbot who preceded Ceolfrith, Sigfrith, were on their deathbeds.

12. What did the anonymous author infer to be Ceolfrith's method of avoiding the plague that took the lives of many monks?
(a) He was fastidious in keeping his residence clean and observed Jewish cleaning laws.
(b) He had secluded himself for a season of prayer.
(c) He had secluded himself as a hermit before the plague hit his region.
(d) He was delayed in Rome finding supplies for the new monastery.

13. What decision does Bede report Benedict made while Benedict and Sigfrith were on their deathbeds?
(a) Benedict named Ceolfrith abbot over both Wearmouth and Jarrow.
(b) Benedict ordered the collection of books he brought from Rome back to where they came.
(c) Benedict chose Hwaetbehrt as abbot over Jarrow.
(d) Benedict chose Eosterwine as abbot over Wearmouth.

14. To what abbey does Bede report Benedict named Eosterwine?
(a) Jarrow.
(b) Melrose.
(c) Ripon.
(d) Wearmouth.

15. What illness does Bede report came to Benedict shortly after Sigfrith became abbot of Wearmouth?
(a) Leprosy.
(b) He suffered creeping paralysis.
(c) The plague.
(d) He was taken by consumption.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what royal family does Bede claim Benedict descended?

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

3. What does Bede trace as Eosterwine's relationship to Benedict?

4. Upon their second meeting of the creatures who were fallen angels, what was announced to Brendan and his party, according to the anonymous author?

5. What Psalm did the monks from St. Peter's sing to Ceolfrith as he left on his pilgrimage, according to the anonymous author?

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