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What is Geoffrey Chaucer's best known work?

The Cantebury Tales

Who was not a fourteenth-century author?

Dante

The use of repetition of initial sounds is called

Alliteration

The Normans conquered Anglo-Saxon England in the year

1066

In early cultures, beliefs, stories, and history were passed on through the

Oral tradition

The "Nun's Priest's Tale" is written in

Mock-Heroic

poem written in an elevated style about a serious subject.
a poem written in four line stanzas.
a heroic, narrative poem about a national hero.
a short poem such as "The Anchor".
poet

Elegy.
Ballad.
epic.
riddle.
scop

is a device used to tell a story, usually an allegory, within a story.

Dream Vision

is a humorous tale popular in French literature.

fabliau

writing style is a literary form that treats trivial matters in epic style.

mock-heroic

the relationship between a king (or Lord) and his retainers in Anglo-Saxon times.

comatitus

Feudalism was not a

religious system

The Pearl is a dream-vision about

a man visiting with his deceased daughter

Which person was not on the pilgrimage in the Prologue to The Canterbury Tales?

the baker

What was the serf's place on the manor?

peasant, lowest class

Which of the following is not one of the five social groups represented by Chaucer's pilgrims?

Merchant

is the king of the Danes in Beowulf.

Hrothgar

a monument probably used as an astronomical calendar.

Stone Henge

was a portion of England which the Anglo-Saxons ceded to the Danes to avoid more warfare.

DaneLaw

From the list of options below, choose the factors influencing why towns began to grow in Medieval England.

Trade,Industry,the Crusades

agreement between nobles about land and service.
agreement between noble and serf about land and service.
"Sir Orfeo".
epic.
"Body and Soul".
a Norman
an unpopular king
"Beauclerc"

Feudalism.
manorialism
Breton Jay
BeoWulf
debate
William
John
Henry

Epic is a long narrative poem about a national hero.

True

Kenning is a double metaphor.

True

Alliteration is a repetition of initial sounds in two or more words.

True

A ballad is a written report.

False

A scop is a warrior.

False

Who was not an early Norman king?

Alfred

What was not a major influence upon the Middle Ages?

comatitus

Select three common forms of Anglo-Saxon literature.

epic.
allegy.
ballad.

Who wrote the History of the Kings of Britain?

Geoffrey

Why is this British history unusual?

It was written in Latin.

Who wrote Brut and what is the poem about?

Layamon wrote about Britain's history, tracing it back to Troy and a hero, Brut, who supposedly founded England.

From what language do most of our pronouns come?

Anglo-Saxon

Which of the following is not a group of people who influenced Anglo-Saxon England?

Turks

The Old English language relied on

inflections

What is another name for a poet?

scop

What is a double metaphor used in early Anglo-Saxon poetry called?

Kenning

What is the greatest Anglo-Saxon epic?

Beowulf

Who does Beowulf not fight?

Grendel's Father

fate
a long narrative poem about national heroes
in the middle of things
people of southern Sweden
the monster who pillages Heorot Hall
Hrothgar's queen
a lake or pool
Beowulf's uncle
loyal companion of Beowulf

Wyrd.
epic.
in medias res.
Geats
Grendel
Wealhtheow
mere
Hygleac
Wiglaf

Early Britons mined tin and fashioned weapons and tools out of bronze.

true

The Picts constructed Stonehenge, a primitive building of planking, using the first bronze hinges.

false

King Arthur was supposed to have lived around AD 500.

True

The comitatus was a bond between a king and his nobles (called thegns).

False.

The Catholic Church played a role in establishing a system of education by setting up monastic and cathedral schools.

True

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was established by King Arthur.

False

The Vikings broke the Danelaw by looting monasteries.

False

Most of our modern pronouns are of Anglo-Saxon origin.

True

Beowulf was written in AD 838.

False

The portion of England ceded to the Danes to keep peace was called the

Danelaw

Scyld Schefing was a king who died at the beginning of Beowulf.

True

called upon Beowulf's help in his quest to rid Heorot Hall of the evil Grendel.

Hrothgar

Why was an exile considered lonely and vulnerable in Anglo-Saxon society?

Outside of the relationship of comitatus, a man had no home, no protection, no lord.

Beowulf
"The Anchor"
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

epic
riddle
history

What is considered the oldest English epic poem?

Beowulf

What comitatus relationships are shown in Beowulf?

Hrothgar and his men
Beowulf and his men
Geats and Danes

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