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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. From what royal family does Bede claim Benedict descended?
(a) The Theodoric lineage.
(b) The Windsor lineage.
(c) The Egfrid Lineage.
(d) The Angle lineage.

3. From whom did Bede claim Benedict bought the unique collection during his fifth trip to Rome?
(a) King Ecgfrith.
(b) King Egfrid.
(c) From King Aldfrid.
(d) Pope Agatho.

4. What did the anonymous author report that Brendan said a rocky island that had no sand on its beach actually was?
(a) The back of Satan.
(b) The greatest of all creatures that swim, called Jasconius.
(c) A trick played on them by demons.
(d) The Turtle of Truth.

5. 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.

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

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

8. 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) 3 days.
(d) 40 days.

9. What did some of the monks who buried Ceolfrith take to Rome on his behalf, according to the anonymous author?
(a) Icons of Ceolfrith to be kept with other holy icons.
(b) A Bible translated from Hebrew and Greek originals according to the interpretation of Priest Jerome.
(c) A letter to the pope requesting more books of learning for the church.
(d) A painting of Ceolfrith made just prior to his death.

10. To where had Bredan's son fled to live the life of a hermit with other monks, according to the story recorded by the anonymous author?
(a) The Valley of Virtue.
(b) The Meadow of Miracles.
(c) The Island of Delights.
(d) The Land of Promise of the Saints.

11. To whose honor was the monastery that Ceolfrith helped to build dedicated, according to the anonymous author?
(a) St. Peter the Apostle.
(b) St. Paul the Apostle.
(c) St. Luke the Physician.
(d) St. John the Apostel.

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

13. 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.

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

15. What does Bede report came of King Egfrid during Benedict's journey?
(a) Egfrid was slain.
(b) Egfrid came under siege.
(c) Egfrid began distributing his wealth to heirs.
(d) Egfrid contracted leprosy.

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

3. Who was chosen by the monks to serve as abbot in Ceolfrith's absence, according to the anonymous author?

4. After the death of Benedict, how many years does the anonymous author credit Ceolfrith with presiding over both monasteries simultaneously?

5. What does the anonymous writer of the "Voyage of St. Brendan" document as Brendan's lineage?

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