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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) 7 days.
(b) 40 days.
(c) 3 days.
(d) 15 days.

2. Upon their second meeting of the creatures who were fallen angels, what was announced to Brendan and his party, according to the anonymous author?
(a) Their voyage was nearly over.
(b) God would take them safely home.
(c) Brendan and his party would come to what appeared to be a rocky island, but was not.
(d) Brendan and his party would spend a year at four different places that were to represent the four seasons of the year.

3. 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) For the redemption of his soul.
(c) To set an example of the support his subjects should give to Christianity.
(d) To bring the blessings of God on his reign.

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

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

6. Who met Brendan and his son during their journey?
(a) A hermit named Paul.
(b) A young man carrying a basket of bread.
(c) A man with an aura of shining light.
(d) A dog that led them to their provisions.

7. 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) They would finally take possession of the Pearl of Great Price.
(d) God would take them to Paradise.

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

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

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

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

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

13. How did Brendan's traveling party arrive at the next island?
(a) They were carried by angels after winds had died.
(b) They rowed vigorously for 40 days.
(c) They were carried on the back of a whale.
(d) A fair wind sprang up and saved them from being overtaxed by the effort of rowing.

14. Who does the anonymous author claim provided Brendan's traveling party with food as it left this island?
(a) A hermit named Paul.
(b) A young man carrying a basket of bread.
(c) A dog.
(d) A man with an aura of shining light.

15. 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. John the Apostel.
(d) St. Luke the Physician.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did the person who met Brendan and his son claim they had been on the island without eating food or drink or taking any sleep?

2. How does Bede claim Sigfrid came to be promoted from deacon to abbot after Eosterwine's left his abbey?

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

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

5. How many total years does the anonymous author report that Ceolfrith ruled separately over the monasteries of St. Peter and St. Paul?

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