• 1. 
    What was a monastery in the Middle Ages?

  • A place that studied science
  • A store that sold and repaired shoes
  • A place where monks lived and practiced their religion
  • A hospital with doctors and nurses
  • 2. 
    Why were monasteries important to our knowledge of the Middle Ages?

  • Because the books in the cities were all burned by great fires
  • All of the above
  • Because only the monks wrote honest records, while the kings made up false history
  • Because they were the only people recording events and history
  • 3. 
    What was the title of the person in charge of the monastery?

  • Abbot
  • Head priest
  • Lector
  • Chief monk
  • 4. 
    What was the job of the Cantor?

  • To lead the choir
  • To keep track of the funds
  • To take care of the books
  • To cook the food
  • 5. 
    True or false: The monks in the typical monastery had no contact with outside world.

  • TRUE
  • 6. 
    What did the monks spend most of the day doing?

  • Playing sports and other games
  • Sleeping and hanging out
  • Praying, worshiping, and meditating
  • Singing and dancing
  • 7. 
    Besides being a place for weary travelers to rest overnight, what other service did the monastery provide to the local community?

  • They fed the poor
  • All of the above
  • They provided soldiers for protection
  • They put on shows and theatre
  • 8. 
    What was the title of the monk who was second in charge at the monastery?

  • Sacrist
  • Abbot
  • Lector
  • Prior
  • 9. 
    What job did monks have while living at the monastery?

  • Copying manuscripts
  • Farming and cooking food
  • All of the above
  • Washing clothes
  • 10. 
    Which of the statements below was NOT part of the vows typically took by monks?

  • Vows of obedience
  • Vows of poverty
  • Giving up worldly goods
  • Vows to talk a lot
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