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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many monks did the anonymous author report Ceolfrith took with him to complete the new construction that King Egfrith sponsored?
(a) 12.
(b) 122.
(c) 22.
(d) 222.

2. On what date does the anonymous author report Ceolfrith boarded a ship to cross the sea to Gaul?
(a) July 4.
(b) July 14.
(c) June 4.
(d) August 12.

3. Who did Bede report was chosen to replace Ceolfrith?
(a) Hwaetberht.
(b) Sigfrith.
(c) Eosterwine.
(d) Brendan.

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

5. How does the anonymous author claim Brendan's party finally arrived to the island they had been seeking?
(a) By riding on the back of a whale.
(b) They were carried by angels after winds had died.
(c) They rowed vigorously for 40 days.
(d) A fair wind sprang up and saved them from being overtaxed by the effort of rowing.

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

7. In what book from the Bible does Bede claim Benedict took comfort during nights he could not sleep during his illness?
(a) Ecclesiastes.
(b) Job.
(c) Psalms.
(d) Proverbs.

8. What happened to Eosterwine during Benedict's fifth journey to Rome, according to Bede?
(a) Eosterwine became abbot of Jarrow.
(b) Eostewine and a number of monks died from the plague.
(c) The pope beckoned Eosterwine to Rome.
(d) Eosterwine starved during a siege of Wearmouth.

9. 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) The Lord Jesus Christ was their light.
(d) By a dog carrying an a lantern that could not be extinguished.

10. How did a dignified old man communicate to Brendan's party while observing a vow of silence, according to the anonymous author?
(a) Through birds who knew his thoughts.
(b) Through sending this thoughts directly to Brendan's mind.
(c) Through hand gestures.
(d) Through angels who kept a close vigil with him.

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

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

13. What practice did Ceolfrith pass on to the monks who joined him in building the new monastery?
(a) Interpreting scripture and rheotoric.
(b) Copying Bibles, interpreting scripture, and singing the Psalms.
(c) Copying Bibles and fasting on Fridays.
(d) Singing the Psalms, reading in church, and singing antiphons.

14. What monastery construction on the north bank of Wear was funded by Benedict, according to Bede?
(a) St. Peter's Monastery.
(b) Ripon.
(c) Melrose.
(d) Northumbria.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the anonymous author report appeared before the traveling party after it had finished singing on its way back to its boat?

2. Who returned a letter of thanks for the gift the monks delivered to Rome according to the anonymous author?

3. When does the anonymous author record Brendan's traveling party landed on the island?

4. What foundation does Bede credit Benedict with beginning?

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

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