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Peter Abelard was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. He was also a composer. His affair with and love for Héloïse d’Argenteuil has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as “the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century”. ~ Wikipedia

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1. Where was Peter Abelard born?
a) Le Pallet
b) La Rochelle
c) Reims
d) Versailles

Abelard and Héloïse

Abelard and his pupil, Héloïse, by Edmund Blair Leighton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. Who of the following was a biblical scholar?
a) John of Salisbury
b) Anselm of Laon
c) Thierry de Chartres
d) William of Ockham

3. What was the name of son of Peter Abelard and Heloise?
a) Heraclitus
b) Oliver
c) Francois
d) Astrolabe

4. What did Peter Abelard suffer for marrying Heloise?
a) Anathema
b) Excommunication
c) Castration
d) Interdict

5. Which abbey did Peter Abelard join?
a) Westminster
b) Saint Denis
c) Lerins
d) Saint Victor

6. Where did Heloise become a nun?
a) Argenteuil
b) Lourdes
c) Fatima
d) Naples

7. Which council in 1121 condemned first version of Peter Abelard’s Theologia as heretical?
a) Nantes
b) Toulouse
c) Armagh
d) Soissons

8. Who led Peter Abelard’s condemnation at Sens in 1140?
a) St. Dominic of Guzman
b) St. Thomas Aquinas
c) St. Bernard of Clairvaux
d) St. Francis de Sales

9. Which book is Peter Abelard’s autobiography?
a) Theologia
b) Scoto et ipsum
c) Sic et non
d) Historia calamitatum

10. When did Peter Abelard die?
a) 12 January 1148
b) 21 April 1142
c) 17 July 1163
d) 14 November 1152

Peter Abelard Quiz Questions with Answers

1. Where was Peter Abelard born?
a) Le Pallet

2. Who of the following was a biblical scholar?
b) Anselm of Laon

3. What was the name of son of Peter Abelard and Heloise?
d) Astrolabe

4. What did Peter Abelard suffer for marrying Heloise?
c) Castration

5. Which abbey did Peter Abelard join?
b) Saint Denis

6. Where did Heloise become a nun?
a) Argenteuil

7. Which council in 1121 condemned first version of Peter Abelard’s Theologia as heretical?
d) Soissons

8. Who led Peter Abelard’s condemnation at Sens in 1140?
c) St. Bernard of Clairvaux

9. Which book is Peter Abelard’s autobiography?
d) Historia calamitatum

10. When did Peter Abelard die?
b) 21 April 1142

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:36:49.

Updated: October 8, 2018 — 1:34 am

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