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Abeka English Literature Units 1-2 Test 1

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poetry
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The first type of Anglo-Saxon literature was _____.
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love of freedom, responsiveness to nature, strong religious convictions, reverence for womanhood, and devotion to glory
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five striking characteristics of Anglo-Saxon literature
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scop
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term for an Anglo-Saxon poet
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gleeman
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term for an Anglo-Saxon performer– often a chanter, harper, jester, or juggler
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caesura
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term for the pause in the middle of each line of Anglo-Saxon poetry
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accent
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term for stressing certain syllables or words
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alliteration
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term for using words that begin with the same consonant sound
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parallelism
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term for the repetition of ideas in slightly differing form (found frequently in Anglo-Saxon poetry)
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kennings
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term for the strong metaphorical expressions in Anglo-Saxon poetry
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Heorot
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name of the mead-hall that King Hrothgar built in *Beowulf*
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Grendel
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name of the monster in *Beowulf*
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thirty
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How many warriors did the monster devour in *Beowulf*?
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Beowulf
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Who defeated the monster Grendel?
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in the shoulder
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Where did Beowulf wound Grendel?
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Neigling
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name of Beowulf’s sword
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a cup
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What did one of Beowulf’s slaves steal from the dragon’s gold-hoard?
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monks
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What group of people are suspected to have added certain Christian elements to the heathen story of *Beowulf*?
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three
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How many monstrous creatures are there in Beowulf?
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a great national hero, lofty language, supernatural elements, and the struggle of good and evil
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four traditional components of an epic
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Alfred the Great
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founder of English prose and the first Englishman of letters who was not a churchman
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King Edwin
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king of the Northumbrians who converted to Christianity
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The Venerable Bede
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the founder of English history; wrote Ecclesiastical History of the English People
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Caedmon
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the first Anglo-Saxon poet whose name we know
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Westminster Abbey
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England’s most famous church
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parallelisms
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repetition of ideas in slightly differing form
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epic
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traditional qualities of _____ in Beowulf: great national hero, lofty language, supernatural elements, and struggle of good and evil
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John Wycliffe
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Considered to be the greatest prose writer of fourteenth-century England
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pageant
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Movable platform on which plays were preformed
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morality play
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Kind of medieval play that depicted an allegorical battle in which vices and virtues wage for the possession of a human soul
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Everyman
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Best morality play
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mystery plays
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Kind of medieval play that depicted Bible stories
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miracle plays
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Kind of medieval play that depicted the life of Jesus
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Pearl Poet
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Author of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”
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medieval romance
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A form of writing based primarily on the adventures of knights and often abounding in the supernatural
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The Cherry-Tree Carol
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Name the story: “Oh I shall be as dead, mother, as the stones in the wall…”
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goodman
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Who eventually got up and barred the door?
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lovesickness
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Why did both Barbara Allan and John Graeme die?
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1066
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When did William the Conqueror invade England?
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lyric
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A short poem characterized by emotion, melody, and imagination
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kenning
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Strong metaphorical expressions that are usually compound words
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glee-man
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Anglo-Saxon performer of poetry
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Hrothgar
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Whose mead-hall did Beowulf defend?
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Good-Deeds
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Who is the only one who accompanies Everyman to the judgement seat?
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spring
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What time of year do the pilgrims start towards Canterbury?
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Canterbury
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Where are the pilgrims going?
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exemplum
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Short tale or anecdote told to teach a lesson
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the love of money is the root of all evil
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What lesson does “The Pardoner’s Tale” teach?
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Sir Thomas Mallory
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Author of Morte D’Arthur
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Geoffrey Chaucer
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Author of Canterbury Tales
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popular ballad
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Short narrative folk song which tells of a single (usually tragic) event in an objective, unbiased manner
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carol
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Popular art form which originated in medieval France
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one hundred years
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How long was it until literature written in English was found after the Norman conquest?
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William Caxton
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Made the first printing press
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Ecclesiastical History of the English People
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The title of the book from which we get our facts about early English history
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Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a dragon
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The three adversaries of Beowulf
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ballad
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a short, narrative folk song which tells of a single event in an objective manner
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allegory
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a narrative in which the characters, places, and events represent certain abstract qualities or ideas designed to teach some moral lesson or truth.
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mystery play
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a medieval play based on Biblical history and Scriptural themes.
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miracle play
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a medieval play founded on the legend of a saint or on a miracle performed by a saint.