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English Literature Test 1

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What was the first literature of the Anglo-Saxons?
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Poetry
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In Everyman, who surprised Everyman with a visit at the beginning?
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Death
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What friend of Everyman was willing to go with him at the end?
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Good-deeds
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In Beowulf, who was the last enemy that Beowulf slays?
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The dragon
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Who was the first English poet whose name is known?
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Caedmon
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Who is the Father of English prose?
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John Wycliffe
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Who wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?
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The Pearl Poet
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What selection has the subject of the hour of death?
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Everyman
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In Morte Darthur, what happened when the sword Excalibur was thrown into the water?
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It was caught by a hand
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Short, narrative folk song
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Popular ballad
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Movable platform upon which plays were produced during medieval period
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Pageant
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Play based upon legends of the saints
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Miracle play
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Based upon the adventures of knights
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Medieval romance
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Play based upon biblical subjects
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Mystery play
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A short tale or anecdote told to teach a lesson
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Exemplum
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Strong metaphorical expression
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Kenning
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Stresses certain syllables
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Accent
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A pause or break in a line of poetry
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Caesura
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Sir John Graeme
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Bonny Barbara Allan
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Mary and Joseph
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The Cherry-Tree Carol
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Wiglaf
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Beowulf
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King Arthur
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Morte Darthur
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Hrothgar
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Beowulf
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Sir Bedivere
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Morte Darthur
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Three men looking for Death
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The Pardoner’s Tale
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Who wrote Morte Darthur?
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Sir Thomas Malory
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Who wrote Ecclesiastical History of the English People?
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The Venerable Bede
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Who wrote The Canterbury Tales?
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Geoffrey Chaucer
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What is an Anglo-Saxon poet called?
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Scop
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What is the greatest Anglo-Saxon poem?
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Beowulf
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What poem shows the irony of a seaman longing for the sea despite the hardships?
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The Seafarer
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What poem shows that a worm can destroy the words of great men?
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Bookworm
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“Since my love died for me to-day, I’ll die for him to-morrow”
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Bonny Barbara Allan
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“I charge thee, to receive such a blow as thou hast dealt. Thou deservest to be promptly paid on New Year’s Morn.”
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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“They made a paction tween them twa, They made it firm and sure.”
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Get Up and Bar the Door
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“At night there came into that hostelry Full nine and twenty in a company Of sundry folk, by chance together there.”
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The Canterbury Tales