English Exam (1st Semester)

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What were the years of the Anglo-Saxon period?

449-1066

What were some things that the Agles and Saxons had in common?

They admired outstanding courage. People of rank were received courteously. The ruler was generous with those who were loyal. Everyone was aware with the shortness of life.

In the end, what's the only thing that lasts?

Fame

What was important to the Anglo-Saxons

Education

How did Christianity spread through England?

Missionaries

If poems did not rhyme, what did they have to make them easier to remember?

a rhythm or beat

Which of the following quotations from Beowulf does not contain alliteration?

repetition of consonant sounds

Which of the following quotations from Beowulf contains a kenning?

kenning - compound word of phrase used to describe a noun - shepherd of evil instead of monster

Which religious symbol is Grendel thought to be a descendent of?

Cain

How many men did Grendel kill on his first attack?

30

Beowulf slays Grendel in order to

To protect tHrothgars peope

Beowulf must battle Grendel with his bare hands because

that is showing how manly and strong he is and what a warrior he is

In Beowulf's fight to the death with Grendel's mother, the piece of equipment that saves his life is ____________.

the sword

Who is waiting for Beowulf after his fight with Grendel's mother?

His army

How does Beowulf die?

the dragon

Correct MLA in-text citations:

Correct MLA in-text citations:

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).

Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).

Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).

What is the cut-off length for a quote written in prose format for your paper?

4 lines

What is the cut-off length for a quote written in poetry format for your paper?

3 lines

How do you divide the lines of poetry?

a slash /

What happens if the writer exceeds the cut-off length of the quote for the prose format?

indent 1 inch

What happens if the writer exceeds the cut-off length of the quote for the poetry format?

indent 1 inch

Correct Works Cited Sheet

Correct Works Cited Sheet

"Blueprint Lays Out Clear Path for Climate Action." Environmental Defense Fund. Environmental Defense Fund, 8 May 2007. Web. 24 May 2009.

"Blueprint Lays Out Clear Path for Climate Action." Environmental Defense Fund. Environmental Defense Fund, 8 May 2007. Web. 24 May 2009.

Clinton, Bill. Interview by Andrew C. Revkin. "Clinton on Climate Change." New York Times. New York Times, May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.

Clinton, Bill. Interview by Andrew C. Revkin. "Clinton on Climate Change." New York Times. New York Times, May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.

Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New York Times. New York Times, 22 May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.

Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New York Times. New York Times, 22 May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.

The Knights of the Round Table generally conformed their behavior to the ideals of

Chivalry

The ideal type of love during this time period was called

Courtly love

Name the time period during which SGGK was written:

Middle Ages

The form of English used in SGGK was originally:

Middle English

Although the author of SGGK is not officially known, it is assumed that it is the:

Pearl Poet

On Sir Gawain's shield is a symbol referred to as a

Pentangle

The poet links Britain at the beginning of the poem to the

The Trojan War or Romans

What time of the year is it at the beginning of the story in Camelot?

Christmas

What does the Green Knight ask the court of Arthur to do when he enters?

Play a game

Who is the first person to accept the Green Knight's terms for the game?

King Arthur

After the event is complete, Sir Gawain knows that he must arrive at (name the place) ____________________________________ precisely a year and a day later.

Green Chapel

Gawain travels and finally finds ____________________ where he will spend the holidays:

The castle

Gawain does not go on a hunt, but instead is instructed to:

stay there and hang out and rest

After Gawain and a guide leave, the guide tells Gawain:

to run

What do the three strikes of Gawain represent?

the 3 days of the hunt, the 3 days at the castle

What does Gawain keep as a remembrance?

the green girdle

In Morte d'Arthur, what is one of the main reasons Camelot falls?

because of pride and greed

What is the strongest bond in Morte d'Arthur?

the king and his knights

In Morte d'Arthur, why is Gawain angry with Lancelot?

he killed his family

Who is Mordred?

his illigitiment son

In M d'A who visits Arthur in a dream and why?

Gawain, to warn him if he fights, he will die

In M d'A what is this initial agreement between Mordred and Arthur?

you can have the throne when I'm dead

What stops this agreement from being reached?

knights unsheathes his sword

How many times does Sir Bedivere go to the lake with Arthur's sword?

3

How does M d'A end?

He gets carried away on a boat with women

Satire

a form of humor, written in poetry or prose, which makes a subject or a person appear ridiculous.

The purpose of satire is to

expose human failings through humor which should be corrected, combines criticism with humor.

How did Monty Python satirize the Arthurian Legend?

it made fun of it , they had funny and silly versions of the authorial legend

What were important traits during the romantic era? -

1. Imagination, Intuition, Individualism
2. Freedom of thought and expression - revolt against authority
3.Idealization of nature

Shelley's work reflects major writing trends:

1. Intuition and Emotion
2. Setting and Time
---Remote Setting
3. Characterization and Verisimilitude (truth)
---Believable characters aren't necessary
4. Subject Matter
---Again, doesn't have to be believable. Strange! Bizarre!

Why did Shelley write Frankenstein?

...

Themes of Frankenstein:

1. Secrecy
2. Language and Communication
3. Sacrifice
4. Appearances
5. Loves Impact on Self

How were the themes represented in the book?

...

Victor Frankenstein

Doctor who invented the monster

Robert Walton

The ship captain

Alphonse Frankenstein

His father

Elizabeth Lavenza

The girl Victor loves

Henry Clerval

His best friend

William Frankenstein

His brother who was killed by the monster

Justine Moritz

Accused of killing William

Animal Farm

...

Who is the old pig that dies?

Old Major

What song do the animals like to sing?

Beasts of England

Who is the farmer that is run out of Animal Farm?

Mr. Jones

Who is the conqueror pig?

Napolean

What was the name of the farm before it was changed to Animal Farm?

Manor Farm

Who on the farm wants to build a windmill?

Snowball

Who is the strongest on the farm?

Boxer

What is the name of the battle between the humans and animals?

Cowshed

Who leaves the farm and goes to live with humans?

Mollie

Who is sent to the glue factory?

Boxer

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