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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What unique collection does Bede write that Benedict brought to England from his fifth trip to Rome?
2. How long did Ceolfrith preside over the responsibilities appointed to him by Benedict?
3. Who donated the land for Benedict to build a monastery in Northumbria, according to Bede?
4. To where does the anonymous writer claim that Brendan traveled after he took a series of three day fasts that lasted 40 days?
5. Who had prophesied that Brendan would die upon his return to his monastery, according to the anonymous author?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who provided the land for which a church and monastery could be built by Ceolfrith and Benedict according to the anonymous writer?
2. When an island sailed away from Brendan's party, how did God explain the event to Brendan, according to the anonymous writer?
3. Where did Benedict learn his practice of Christianity, according to Bede?
4. Who does the anonymous author claim chose Ceolfrith to become a priest?
5. Besides orthodox practices in Roman Catholicism, what does Bede credit Benedict with bringing back to England from his several pilgrimages to Rome?
6. Why does the anonymous writer of "The History of Abbot Ceolfrith" claim he wrote the book?
7. How did Ceolfrith's training under Abbot Botulf influence his life as a church leader, according to the anonymous author?
8. Why did Bede claim that Benedict passed on the land that King Oswiu awarded him as a thane of Oswiu's kingdom?
9. Who does Bede note that Benedict chose as abbot for the new monastery he built at Jarrow?
10. For what does the anonymous writer claim that Brendan was renowned?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Farmer characterizes Bede's "Life of Cuthbert" as a hagiography that borrows from previously written biographies and legends of Cuthbert. Using Bede's "Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow" as a barometer for Bede's pure style for reporting historical fact, identify three examples from "The Life of Cuthbert" that can be assumed to be borrowed from previous legends and biographies and explain your choices with examples comparing "The Life of Cuthbert" with "The lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow."
Essay Topic 2
Ceolfrith decided his age was preventing him from conducting effective ministry. Review the decision he made regarding this recognition and explain how his actions regarding his recognition is a consistent reflection of actions he made regarding his ministry throughout his life.
Essay Topic 3
"The Life of Bede" is a record of efforts of Christians to introduce their faith to pagans in the British Isles. How did the efforts of the early Christian monks and clergymen of the British Isles helped to shape the institutions of Western Civilization? Use examples from the book and connect what you know of current culture to those examples.
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