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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What condition does Bede write affected Sigfrith during his service as abbot?
(a) Blindness.
(b) A curved spine.
(c) A lame leg.
(d) A painful and incurable disease of the lungs.

3. What custom arose from the burial of Ceolfrith?
(a) Praying the Psalms prior to kneeling at Ceolfrith's tomb.
(b) Having a celebration with friends which eventually became known as a wake.
(c) Placing flowers on a grave.
(d) Wearing black for mourning.

4. How often did the traveling party eat on the journey away from the island?
(a) Every three days.
(b) Every two days.
(c) Two times a day.
(d) Three times a day.

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

6. 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 Turtle of Truth.
(c) A trick played on them by demons.
(d) The greatest of all creatures that swim, called Jasconius.

7. After the death of Benedict, how many years does the anonymous author credit Ceolfrith with presiding over both monasteries simultaneously?
(a) 12.
(b) 8.
(c) 27.
(d) 16.

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

9. 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) 3 days.
(b) 7 days.
(c) 15 days.
(d) 40 days.

10. 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) They would find themselves right back where they started.
(b) God would take them to Paradise.
(c) The party would find the Land of Promise of the Saints.
(d) They would finally take possession of the Pearl of Great Price.

11. What does Bede trace as Eosterwine's relationship to Benedict?
(a) They were brothers.
(b) They were in-laws.
(c) They were theological rivals.
(d) They were cousins.

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

13. What skill was brought from France to Britain as a result of the construction of the monastery in Northumbria, according to Bede?
(a) Glassmaking.
(b) Stone cutting.
(c) Metalworking.
(d) Block and tackle for the movement of large stones.

14. What did the anonymous author report occurred to Ceolfrith on the day he reached Langres on September 25?
(a) He died.
(b) He was recived by the Galic king.
(c) He was asked to lead worship at the abbey there.
(d) He was miraculously freed from bandits who had cornered him on his journey.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the anonymous writer claim came into view after the ship ran out of food?

2. What was Benedict's council to those who visited him while he suffered his illness, according to Bede?

3. Who welcomed Ceolfrith in Gaul, according to the anonymous author?

4. To whom was the letter addressed?

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

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