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Study Guide Answers

1.     What convinced Bishop Aubert to build St. Michael's church?
     A vision of the Archangel Michael and the tidal wave, which created the island
2.     In the 10th Century, the church became a(n) _____________________ where Benedictine monks worked and lived.
     abbey
3.     Today, Mont Saint Michel is located in the French region of ___________________ .
     Normandy
4.     What were the two roles of Saint Michael?
     angel who battled evil/ judge who weighed souls
5.     Throughout history, travelers have made pilgrimages to Mont Saint Michel for religious and spiritual purposes. True or false?
     True
6.     How did the monks help William the Conqueror to invade England successfully?
     They gave him six ships.
7.     During the supervision of Abbot de Torigny, Mont Saint Michel became known as the "__________________________ " because of its impressive library and manuscript production.
     City of Books
8.     Briefly describe life around Mont Saint Michel today.
     Various answers will be given.
9.     The "almonry" is one of the grand dining halls that was used to welcome kings and nobles. True or false?
     False
10.     "La Merveille" or "the Marvel" is a _____________________ (Romanesque/ Gothic/ Classical) feature of the abbey, which was constructed during the 13th Century.
     Gothic
11.     During the Hundred Years' War, Mont Saint Michel also served as a fortress. True or false?
     True
12.     Discuss why Mont Saint Michel began to lose importance during the Renaissance.
     Various answers will be given.
13.     The French author, _______________ _______________ , was instrumental in the preservation of Mont Saint Michel.
     Victor Hugo
14.     What is the major source of income for Mont Saint Michel today?
     tourism
15.     Briefly describe some of the things one might see while visiting Mont Saint Michel.
     Various answers will be given.
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