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Answer these questions relating to monasteries.
These hints concern monasteries in the Western Christian tradition.
Last updated: August 21, 2022
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Member of a religious order who has taken vows and might live in a monastery
A female version of the above, also known as a religious sister
A brother member of a mendicant order such as the Franciscans or Dominicans
Sleeping and residential quarters for most residents
Covered walk or open arcade that encompasses a courtyard
Communal dining room
Room for bathing
Room or building with a communal fireplace, also known as a warming room
This individual, born c.500 AD, is considered the most influential founding figure of Western Christian monasticism and is a patron saint of Europe
Benedict of Nursia
Area in which books and documents are copied and produced
Chapel in a monastery; the designated praying area
Style of monasticism in which one lives as a hermit
Style of monasticism which emphasizes communal living
Canonical hour taking place around 2 A.M, also known as the vigil
Canonical hour taking place around sunset, also known as Evening Prayer
Community of monks or nuns overseen by an abbot or abbess
A document produced by hand which features decorations such as initials and illustrations
Monk tasked to oversee the preparation of food
Monk entrusted with the general provisioning of the community
Monk who reads lessons during a church service
Monk who leads the choir
May 4, 2021
Good quiz. Cellarer is misspelled and you should accept simply “manuscript.”
May 4, 2021
Or at least "illuminated manuscript", which is the far more common term.
May 4, 2021
Seconding this, was very surprised to see "illuminated manuscript" not accepted.
May 8, 2021
Thanks for the comments everyone. Fixed "cellarer" and "illuminated manuscript". Also decided to add "frater" as a type-in for the dining room hint.
May 4, 2021
Could you also accept or ask "ascetic" for the austere, Hermit lifestyle one?
Aug 21, 2022
I think it's close but while ascetics practice self-denial, it doesn't necessarily have to be a solitary existence apart from society. That's what I was looking for with "hermit".
Jul 31, 2021
Very interesting quiz, I've learned a few new words!
Sep 30, 2021
Are you sure that the monk who cooks the dinner isn't the chipmonk?
Aug 28, 2022
Well done, especially consdering you are almost new to quizmaking.
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