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Abeka: English Literature Unit 2: Quiz 2

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The Pearl Poet
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A manuscript containing four poems written around 1370 has been attributed to an unknown author commonly called _______?_______.
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Medieval Romance
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The last poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is a ______?______, a form of writing based primarily on the adventures of various knights and often abounding in the supernatural.
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Mystery plays or miracle plays
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For this reason, plays on biblical subjects called _____?_____ and plays dealing with legends of saints called _____?_____ were produced by the church.
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Guilds
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By the 13th century these cycles were acted by the ____?____ incorporated associations of various trades and crafts in the towns.
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Pageant or pageant wagon
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The plays were often produced on a movable platform called a what?
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Morality play
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From the mystery and miracle plays that developed toward the end of the 14th century a new form of drama known as the what?
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*Important
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Literature written in English was not to be found for a hundred years after the normal invasion.
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*Important
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When William the Conqueror invaded England from Normandy (France) in 1066, the Old English period was at a virtual end.
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*Important
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In the medieval period, many literary genres were born.
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*Important
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In the 14th century, a number of individual writers emerged, the most notable of them being William Langland, Geoffrey Chaucer, and John Wycliffe.
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The most notable writer of the 15th century was Sir Thomas Malory.
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In the 1470s, a man named William Caxton (1422?-1491) set up the first printing press in England, thus making possible for the first time in England’s history a greater accessibility to the printed page.