What is Geoffrey Chaucer's best known work?
The Cantebury Tales
Who was not a fourteenth-century author?
The use of repetition of initial sounds is called
The Normans conquered Anglo-Saxon England in the year
In early cultures, beliefs, stories, and history were passed on through the
The "Nun's Priest's Tale" is written in
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".
is a device used to tell a story, usually an allegory, within a story.
is a humorous tale popular in French literature.
writing style is a literary form that treats trivial matters in epic style.
the relationship between a king (or Lord) and his retainers in Anglo-Saxon times.
Feudalism was not a
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?
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?
is the king of the Danes in Beowulf.
a monument probably used as an astronomical calendar.
was a portion of England which the Anglo-Saxons ceded to the Danes to avoid more warfare.
From the list of options below, choose the factors influencing why towns began to grow in Medieval England.
agreement between nobles about land and service.
agreement between noble and serf about land and service.
"Body and Soul".
an unpopular king
Epic is a long narrative poem about a national hero.
Kenning is a double metaphor.
Alliteration is a repetition of initial sounds in two or more words.
A ballad is a written report.
A scop is a warrior.
Who was not an early Norman king?
What was not a major influence upon the Middle Ages?
Select three common forms of Anglo-Saxon literature.
Who wrote the History of the Kings of Britain?
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?
Which of the following is not a group of people who influenced Anglo-Saxon England?
The Old English language relied on
What is another name for a poet?
What is a double metaphor used in early Anglo-Saxon poetry called?
What is the greatest Anglo-Saxon epic?
Who does Beowulf not fight?
a long narrative poem about national heroes
in the middle of things
people of southern Sweden
the monster who pillages Heorot Hall
a lake or pool
loyal companion of Beowulf
in medias res.
Early Britons mined tin and fashioned weapons and tools out of bronze.
The Picts constructed Stonehenge, a primitive building of planking, using the first bronze hinges.
King Arthur was supposed to have lived around AD 500.
The comitatus was a bond between a king and his nobles (called thegns).
The Catholic Church played a role in establishing a system of education by setting up monastic and cathedral schools.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was established by King Arthur.
The Vikings broke the Danelaw by looting monasteries.
Most of our modern pronouns are of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Beowulf was written in AD 838.
The portion of England ceded to the Danes to keep peace was called the
Scyld Schefing was a king who died at the beginning of Beowulf.
called upon Beowulf's help in his quest to rid Heorot Hall of the evil Grendel.
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.
What is considered the oldest English epic poem?
What comitatus relationships are shown in Beowulf?
Hrothgar and his men
Beowulf and his men
Geats and Danes
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