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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To where had Bredan's son fled to live the life of a hermit with other monks, according to the story recorded by the anonymous author?

2. To what cause does Bede claim Benedict devoted himself after he traveled to Rome to visit the tombs of the Apostles?

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

4. What form did fallen angels take on Brendan's journey, according to the anonymous author?

5. Where does the anonymous author report Ceolfrith was buried?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Stephanus reports several episodes during which Wilfrid's service is challenged and his life is even threatened. Choose one of those events and identify the cause of the challenge, how Wilfrid dealt with the challenge, how he was delivered from the challenge, and the eventual consequences of the challenge to Wilfrid and those who brought it.

Essay Topic 2

Bede makes an account of miracles throughout "The Life of Cuthbert." Choose three of the miracles from Bede's record and compare them to similar miracles from the Bible. Based upon your study make an assessment of whether or not the miracles occurred as Bede reported or if Bede was creating a story to attract pagans to convert to Christianity. Use text from "The Life of Cuthbert" to support your view.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout his service in ministry, Wilfrid won the support of various influential figures in the Church and politics. Find one such example of a Christian leader supporting his ministry and another of a political leader supporting him. Compare what made the two figures come to the support of Wilfrid, how the support validated his ministry, and how it benefited those whom Wilfrid served.

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