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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What unique collection does Bede write that Benedict brought to England from his fifth trip to Rome?
(a) A collection of sheet music on which to focus chants.
(b) A collection of original copies of manuscripts of the Bible.
(c) Stained glass windows from France.
(d) A collection of paintings of the life of Christ.

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

3. How long did Ceolfrith preside over the responsibilities appointed to him by Benedict?
(a) 7 years.
(b) 28 years.
(c) 16 years.
(d) 3 years.

4. 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) Wearing black for mourning.
(d) Placing flowers on a grave.

5. 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 painting of Ceolfrith made just prior to his death.
(c) A Bible translated from Hebrew and Greek originals according to the interpretation of Priest Jerome.
(d) A letter to the pope requesting more books of learning for the church.

6. Who did Bede report Benedict appointed as abbot over the foundation he started?
(a) Hwaetbehrt.
(b) Sigfrith.
(c) Ceolfrith.
(d) Eosterwine.

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

8. Who welcomed Ceolfrith in Gaul, according to the anonymous author?
(a) King Hilperic.
(b) King Aldfrid.
(c) King Egfrid.
(d) King Ecgfrith.

9. 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) Establishing a work schedule that required all monks spend time copying Bibles.
(d) Holding the monks under his authority to high moral standards.

10. Why does the anonymous author claim that King Egfrith donated the resources for building another church and monastery?
(a) To show appreciation to Ceolfrith for healing his wife.
(b) To set an example of the support his subjects should give to Christianity.
(c) To bring the blessings of God on his reign.
(d) For the redemption of his soul.

11. What was the method that Bede writes Ceolfrith chose for a new abbot to be chosen to replace him?
(a) He conferred with representatives of the pope.
(b) The brethren of the monasteries were required to choose one of their members.
(c) He devoted a season of prayer seeking divine guidance.
(d) He devoted a series of fasts that lasted for 40 days.

12. What does the anonymous writer claim came into view after the ship ran out of food?
(a) A high rocky island.
(b) A lush, forested island.
(c) A whale.
(d) A deserted island.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the anonymous author report occurred to Ceolfrith on the day he reached Langres on September 25?

2. How long does the Anonymous writer claim Brendan and his party traveled before they ran out of food after they left the destination to which they traveled after the 40 days of fasting?

3. How long did Eosterwine serve as abbot over Wearmouth, according to Bede?

4. What did Bede report Benedict brought back to Britain after his third trip to Rome?

5. From whom did Bede claim Benedict bought the unique collection during his fifth trip to Rome?

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