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Monastery Quiz

Answer these questions relating to monasteries.
These hints concern monasteries in the Western Christian tradition.
Quiz by KevinDuBrow
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Last updated: August 21, 2022
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First submittedJune 9, 2019
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Member of a religious order who has taken vows and might live in a monastery
Monk
A female version of the above, also known as a religious sister
Nun
A brother member of a mendicant order such as the Franciscans or Dominicans
Friar
Sleeping and residential quarters for most residents
Dormitory
Covered walk or open arcade that encompasses a courtyard
Cloister
Communal dining room
Refectory
Room for bathing
Lavatorium
Room or building with a communal fireplace, also known as a warming room
Calefactory
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
Scriptorium
Chapel in a monastery; the designated praying area
Oratory
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Style of monasticism in which one lives as a hermit
Eremetic
Style of monasticism which emphasizes communal living
Cenobitic
Canonical hour taking place around 2 A.M, also known as the vigil
Matins
Canonical hour taking place around sunset, also known as Evening Prayer
Vesper
Community of monks or nuns overseen by an abbot or abbess
Abbey
A document produced by hand which features decorations such as initials and illustrations
Illuminated manuscript
Monk tasked to oversee the preparation of food
Kitchener
Monk entrusted with the general provisioning of the community
Cellarer
Monk who reads lessons during a church service
Lector
Monk who leads the choir
Cantor
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Level 75
May 4, 2021
Good quiz. Cellarer is misspelled and you should accept simply “manuscript.”
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Level 82
May 4, 2021
Or at least "illuminated manuscript", which is the far more common term.
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Level 70
May 4, 2021
Seconding this, was very surprised to see "illuminated manuscript" not accepted.
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Level 53
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.
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Level 70
May 4, 2021
Could you also accept or ask "ascetic" for the austere, Hermit lifestyle one?
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Level 53
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".
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2021
Very interesting quiz, I've learned a few new words!
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Level 77
Sep 30, 2021
Are you sure that the monk who cooks the dinner isn't the chipmonk?
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2022
Well done, especially consdering you are almost new to quizmaking.