English Literature Test 1 – Flashcards

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