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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does the anonymous author claim that King Egfrith donated the resources for building another church and monastery?
(a) For the redemption of his soul.
(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) To show appreciation to Ceolfrith for healing his wife.

7. Who does Bede report provided the land for St. Peter's Monastery?
(a) King Dagobert.
(b) King Egfrid.
(c) The Holy Synod.
(d) King Ecgfrith.

8. Why did Benedict name Ceolfrith to be abbot over the two monasteries he helped to build, according to the anonymous author?
(a) Because Ceolfrith showed his grasp of Christian understanding in debates with other monks.
(b) Because Ceolfrith was the best candidate after the plague had caused the death of many monks.
(c) Because both Benedict and the abbot who preceded Ceolfrith, Sigfrith, were on their deathbeds.
(d) Because Ceolfrith was faithful in helping to start other abbeys.

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

10. 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) Eosterwine starved during a siege of Wearmouth.
(d) The pope beckoned Eosterwine to Rome.

11. After his fourth trip to Rome, what does Bede report that Benedict brought back to Britain?
(a) A large number of books on all branches of sacred knowledge.
(b) Scholars who were trained in the interpretation of Scripture.
(c) A cantor named John who introduced the order of chanting and singing the Psalms to Britain.
(d) Icons from the tombs of saints to aid in the performance of miracles.

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

13. How many total years does the anonymous author report that Ceolfrith ruled separately over the monasteries of St. Peter and St. Paul?
(a) 27.
(b) 12.
(c) 8.
(d) 16.

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

15. During their journey, what did they discover surrounded Judas Iscariot?
(a) A great number of demons.
(b) Cold isolation.
(c) A scroll of condemnation.
(d) Flames of torment.

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

3. On what date does the anonymous author report Ceolfrith boarded a ship to cross the sea to Gaul?

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

5. Who does the anonymous author claim provided Brendan's traveling party with food as it left this island?

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