Medieval/Ballad Exam Review
|Norman Conquest||The medieval period began with the defeat of King harold of England in 1066 AD. The defeat is described as the _____.|
|William the Conqueror||The duke who led the defeat of King Harold was named _____|
|feudalism||This period saw the introduction of a system whereby the land was divided among the nobles who then pledged support to the king.|
|French||During this period, the official language of England's government was changed from English to ______.|
|vassals||The nobles who pledged military support to the king were known as the king's ______.|
|miracle plays||During this period, true drama begins to develop in the form of ______.|
|printing press||A significant event occurs when businessman William Caxton establishes the first ____ in England|
|The Death of Arthur||The first great work of prose in the English language was titled _____|
|Englishmen||As a result of land dispute, foreigners who had invaded and conquered England now began to think of themselves as true _______.|
|John of Arc||Which famous person helped win the 100 year's war?|
|chivalry||The code of honor by which the knights were bound to the king was known as ____.|
|the Crusades||The nobles and the commoners who traveled to Palestine for the Christian shrines were part of the ______.|
|Magna Carta Great Charter||The foundation of the representative English government which limited the power of the king is known as the _______ or the _______.|
|long bows and cannons||New weapons like the ____ and the ____ weakened feudalism by lessening the military importance of the knights and the castle.|
|Bubonic Plaque The Black Death||______ or _____, which devastated England by killing 1/3 of its population, also hastened feudalism's decline.|
|Great Schism||The division in the Church called the ____ weakened the authority of the Church|
|King John||succeeded his brother Richard to the throne|
|Henry II||was excommunicated by the Church for wanting the monarchy to overrule the Church|
|King Harold||was killed in 1066|
|Richard the Lionhearted Eleanor of Aquitaine||were TWO who were in a conflict with Henry II during the latter part of his reign|
|Henry II||wanted to re-establish the monarchy|
|Henry II||had as his first task the stopping of the feudal lords of England who had grown too powerful|
|Richard the Lionhearted||fought in the Crusades, was captured, and help for ransom|
|King John||alienated nobles, clergy, and the Pope with is autocratic rule, his personal excesses, and his heavy taxation|
|King John||was forced to sign the Magna Carta|
|Thomas A Becket||was the Archbishop of Canterbury|
|Thomas A Becket||was killed by four of Henry's knights|
|Henry II||was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine|
|William the Conqueror||gave land in England to French noblemen in return for their loyalty|
|narrative||A ballad is a ______.|
|in the Scottish border region||The area where most ballads were probably composed was ______.|
|oral tradition||Exactly how or when ballads originated and developed is unknown because of _______|
|sad or tragic||Usually, but not always, the tone of medieval ballad was _____.|
|repetition||In order to provide a melodic effect, to heighten emphasis, to heighten emotion, and to provide suspense, one technical characteristic used in ballads was the _____ of words or phrases.|
|King|| SIR PATRICK SPENCE|
Sir Patrick is asked to go on a voyage by the _____
|cries|| SIR PATRICK SPENCE|
When Sir Patrick first reads a letter requesting him to go on a voyage, he laughs, but then he _____.
|it is apparently a bad time of the year to go sailing|| SIR PATRICK SPENCE|
Sir Patrick is concerned because _____
|the moon|| SIR PATRICK SPENCE|
One of Sir Patrick's men is concerned about an omen, or a bad sign. What in nature made him think that this is a bad sign?
|it sinks|| SIR PATRICK SPENCE|
At the conclusion, what happens to Sir Patrick's ship?
|the princess of Scotland|| SIR PATRICK SPENCE|
In death, who is now at Sir Patrick's "feet"?
|False|| GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR|
TRUE OR FALSE The goodwife doesn't want to get up and bar the door because she is trying to take a nap
|eat the pudding|| GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR|
Two visitors arrive and enter the house. What do they do while the goodwife looks on and says nothing?
|kiss her|| GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR|
What do the visitors plan to do to the goodwife?
|cut his beard|| GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR|
What do the visitors plan to do to the goodman?
|good man|| GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR|
Of all the characters, who finally gets up and bars the door?
|good wife|| GET UP AND BAR THE DOOR|
Of all the characters, which one wins the bet?
|False|| THE DEMON LOVER|
TRUE OR FALSE A husband is cruel to his wife and forces her to run away with her old lover.
|False|| THE DEMON LOVER|
TRUE OR FALSE The man proves he is the woman's old lover by showing a lock of her hair that she had given to him years ago.
|its a cloven foot|| THE DEMON LOVER|
Why is the man's foot a tip-off that there is an element of the supernatural in this ballad?
|gold|| THE DEMON LOVER|
The man's boat is unusual in that the masts are made of _____
|heaven and hell|| THE DEMON LOVER|
What two "supernatural" places does the man show the woman on the voyage?
|he sinks it|| THE DEMON LOVER|
What startling action does the man do to the boat at the end of the ballad?
|Bottom of the Sea|| THE DEMON LOVER|
Where does the woman end up in death?
|husband children|| THE DEMON LOVER|
The woman's fate may be deserved because she has run off and left behind her _____ and _____.
|he killed his father and his mother told him to|| EDWARD EDWARD|
What are the two surprises?
|his hawk and horse|| EDWARD EDWARD |
Edward says that he has killed ______
|nothing|| EDWARD EDWARD|
What is Edward leaving to his wife and children
|Sir Patrick Spense||best sailor upon the sea|
|the goodwife||was busy making "pudding"|
|the goodman||almost had his beard clipped off|
|the Scottish lords||die with "hats above their heads"|
|a woman who runs away||is lured by greed|
|a demon||returns after 7 years|
|a ship with masts of gold||is used on a voyage to hell|