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Question 1: The consequence of this centralisation of knowledge was that they initially controlled both public administration and education, where the trivium led through the quadrivium to ________.

Question 2: In 1848, Mother Priscilla Lydia Sellon founded the Anglican Sisters of Charity and became the first woman to take religious vows within the ________ since the Reformation.
AnglicanismAnglican CommunionEpiscopal Church (United States)Catholicism

Question 3: Saint ________ of Alexandria (whose Life of Saint Anthony the Great set the pattern for monastic hagiography), Saint Jerome, and other anonymous compilers were also responsible for setting down very influential accounts.
East–West SchismCyril of AlexandriaBasil of CaesareaAthanasius of Alexandria

Question 4: The pre-________ prophets, Enoch and Melchizedek, and especially the Jewish prophets Elijah and his disciple Elisha are important to Christian monastic tradition.

Question 5: Other prophets were members of communities, ________ mentioned occasionally in the Scriptures but about which there is much speculation and little known.
CollegeElementary schoolGymnasium (school)School

Question 6: The most frequently cited "role-model" for the life of a hermit separated to the Lord, in whom the Nazarite and the prophet are believed to be combined in one person, is ________.
Zechariah (priest)John the BaptistYahya ibn ZakariyyaJesus

Question 7: Among these earliest recorded accounts was the Paradise, by Palladius of Galatia, Bishop of Helenopolis (also known as the Lausiac History, after the ________ Lausus, to whom it was addressed).
PrefectRoman RepublicRoman lawAncient Rome

Question 8: Broadly speaking this renunciation has three great branches corresponding to the three evangelical counsels of ________, chastity, and obedience.
Poverty reductionPovertyFamineOverpopulation

Question 9: He then attracted followers with whom he founded the monastery of Monte Cassino around 520, between Rome and ________.

Question 10: After Childebert's death Columbanus traveled east to Metz, where Theudebert II allowed him to establish a new monastery among the semi-pagan ________ in what is now Switzerland.
Germanic peoplesSuebiFranksAlamanni

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