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Question 1: [2] Today, the works in the genre of lives of the saints represent a valuable historical source and reflection of different social ideas, world outlook and ________ concepts of the past.
Arthur SchopenhauerApplied aestheticsDavid HumeAesthetics

Question 2: Irish hagiographers wrote primarily in ________ while some of the later saint's lives were written in the hagiographer's native vernacular Irish.
Vulgar LatinRoman EmpireOld LatinLatin

Question 3: Hagiography constituted an important literary genre in the ________, providing some informational history with the more important inspirational stories and legend.
CrusadesBiblical canonEast–West SchismEarly Christianity

Question 4: The bronze ________ of Gniezno Cathedral in Poland are the only Romanesque doors in Europe to feature the life of a saint.
MagdeburgCharlemagneAachenGniezno Doors

Question 5: Hagiography (pronounced /ˌhæɡiˈɒɡrəfi/) is the study of ________.
Orthodox ChurchChristianitySaintJesus

Question 6: Of particular note are the lives of St. Patrick, St. Columba and ________—Ireland's three patron saints.
AssicusAdomnánBrigid of KildareBrendan

Question 7: Other religions such as Buddhism and ________ also create and maintain hagiographical texts concerning saints and other individuals believed to be imbued with the sacred.
MosqueMuslim historyIslamIslamic schools and branches

Question 8: The text comprises two prefaces, one in Latin and one in Old English, and 39 lives beginning on December 25 with the nativity of ________ and ending with three texts to which no saints' days are attached.
JesusGospelChristNew Testament

Question 9: Lives were often written to promote the cult of local or national states, and in particular to develop pilgrimages to visit ________.
Orthodox ChurchRelicSaint PeterJesus

Question 10: This literary genre was often used as ecclesiastic and ________ propaganda.
Political partyPolitical philosophyIdeologyPolitics


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