Abeka English Literature Units 1-2 Test 1 – Flashcards

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