Caedmon's Hymn: Gimme Some Context Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Caedmon's Hymn? Put your knowledge to
the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is the name of the text in which Caedmon's Hymn is recorded?
Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Introduction to the Poetry of West Saxony
I Saw An Angel: How an Illiterate Cowherd Got Drunk, Got Inspired, and Wrote the First English Poem
A Bede of Dew: Poetic Thoughts from a Cloistered Man</em>
Q. Before he wrote this hymn, how did Caedmon spend his days?
tending cows and writing haikus
tending cows and knitting scarves
tending cows and drinking mead
tending cows and reading novels
Q. What did Caedmon do post-angel?
He continued to herd cows but sang about God to comfort premature calves.
He decided to become an angel too.
He published his first volume of poetry.
He joined a monastery and continued making poetry.
Q. Into what language did Bede translate the hymn?
Q. Caedmon's story falls into what classical tradition of tales about poetic and philosophical shepherds?
the Greek Idol