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Medieval/Ballad Exam Review

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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