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Question 1: ________ was carried to England by the Romans and spread throughout Britain, until the 5th century when it waned through the departure of the Romans and the invasion by Saxons.
ChristianityBaptistChristian denominationEcumenism

Question 2: Four other churches are associated with this tradition: St John the Baptist's Church, Chester, Old St. Paul's Cathedral, London, ________ and the destroyed Benedictine Abbey of Coventry.
Tewkesbury AbbeySherborne AbbeyBath AbbeyGreat Malvern Priory

Question 3: Elsewhere, the foundations of the Saxon cathedral have been found partially under its Norman successor - as at Winchester and ________.
FordwichWhitstableHerne Bay, KentCanterbury

Question 4: The particular fame of Southwell is its late 13th century chapter house which contains the most famous medieval floral carvings in England, described by ________ as “throbbing with life”.
Nikolaus PevsnerGermanyArchitecturePenguin Books

Question 5: Built between 1175 and 1490, ________ has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”.
York MinsterSt Albans CathedralChester CathedralWells Cathedral

Question 6: Built between 1077 and 1521, ________ is unique among the cathedrals in that much of it, including the large Norman tower is built of bricks salvaged from the Roman town of Verulamium.
St Albans CathedralCanterbury CathedralSt Paul's CathedralYork Minster

Question 7: The longest cathedrals of ________, including Seville which has the largest floor area of any medieval church, are about 120 metres.

Question 8: During the medieval period there were no more than 17 diocesan bishops in England, far fewer than the numbers in ________ and Italy.
FranceUnited StatesCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 9: ________, present in England from the 6th century, was greatly extended after the Norman Invasion in 1066.
Order of Saint BenedictRule of Saint BenedictBenedict of NursiaChristian monasticism

Question 10: [3] The “exquisite tower”[3] of Worcester is seen best across the ________.
River Avon (Warwickshire)River SevernStaffordshire and Worcestershire CanalRiver Teme


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