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Brother Cadfael: A Morbid Taste for Bones
"This is the very first of the "Cadfael" books by Ellis Peters. This story keeps you on your toes till the end as does this quiz. Good luck! Warning - SPOILERS."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
"A Morbid Taste for Bones" begins with a group of Benedictine brothers from Shrewsbury Abbey heading into Wales on a quest. How many brothers went to Gwytherin on this quest?
The brothers were heading for Gwytherin in Wales to collect a saint that supposedly appeared to Brother Colombanus and told him she was unhappy where she was. What was the name of this saint?
On arrival at Gwytherin the brothers' plans were met with opposition from the most powerful lord in the area. Lord Rhisiart did not believe the Saint had sent a vision to Brother Colombanus asking to be taken to Shrewsbury. How did Prior Robert try to get Lord Rhisiart to remove his opposition to their claim?
He offered him a brother in exchange
He offered him marytrdom
He offered nothing, just tried to talk him down
He offered him money
The day after Rhisiart voiced his opposition to the Benedictine's plans, he was to meet with Prior Robert (and Cadfael) to discuss the matter. He never arrived. A search a short while later revealed his dead body lying in the forest. How did Lord Rhisiart die?
He committed suicide
He was shot with an arrow
He was stabbed
He was poisoned
On arrival in Gwytherin, Brother John found himself attracted to a young Welsh lady even though it was against his vows. What was this Welsh lady's name?
When the accusation was put out against Engelard, one of the Benedictine brothers tackled a man to prevent the outlander being arrested. This brother was subsequently arrested for obstruction of justice. Which brother was it?
After Lord Rhisiart's death, his daughter asked all the monks to do something which in asking could be conceived as innocent but which could also be used to identify Rhisiart's murderer. What did she ask them to do?
Place their hand on Rhisiart's head in blessing
Cross Rhisiart's chest in blessing
Kiss Rhisiart's head in blessing
Place their hand on Rhisiart's chest in blessing
Lord Rhisiart set out to meet Prior Robert but never arrived. He was found murdered in the forest. Who killed Lord Rhisiart?
To avoid being suspected as the murderer, the person responsible for Rhisiart's death had to create an alibi so everyone would believe there was no way he could have committed the crime. What did the murderer do to create an alibi?
Turned back a clock
Set up a trap to go off when he was elsewhere
Moved the body
Put poppy juice in the wine
With their saint collected the Benedictine brothers headed back to Shrewsbury but had their number changed? How many Brothers returned to Shrewsbury?
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Compiled Jun 28 12