Monasticism from St. Benedict to Cluny


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What were monks who chose to live on their own, apart from society?

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1. What three things did the Benedictine rule require from its members?

2. Who founded the monastery at Cluny?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some of the elements that you will be assessed on by this quiz/worksheet combo include major figures and beliefs in monasticism. As soon as you finish answering the questions, your quiz will be automatically scored.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions on the following:

  • Three requirements for Benedictine monks
  • Term for monks who lived on their own
  • Founding of the monastery at Cluny
  • Different monastic orders
  • Characteristics of monasticism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of Western monasticism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of monasticism
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the monastic orders covered in the lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the founding of monastic orders

Additional Learning

Be sure to continue your studies by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Monasticism from St. Benedict to Cluny. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define monasticism
  • Understand the history of monasticism
  • Recognize the characteristics of Benedictine monks
  • Identify the effects of the Cluniac Reform