A Beka 12th English Literature Units 1-2
Considered to be the greatest prose writer of fourteenth-century England
Movable platform on which plays were preformed
Kind of medieval play that depicted an allegorical battle in which vices and virtues wage for the possession of a human soul
Best morality play
Kind of medieval play that depicted Bible stories
Kind of medieval play that depicted the life of Jesus
Author of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”
A form of writing based primarily on the adventures of knights and often abounding in the supernatural
The Cherry-Tree Carol
Name the story: “Oh I shall be as dead, mother, as the stones in the wall…”
Who eventually got up and barred the door?
Why did both Barbara Allan and John Graeme die?
When did William the Conqueror invade England?
A short poem characterized by emotion, melody, and imagination
Strong metaphorical expressions that are usually compound words
Anglo-Saxon performer of poetry
The break in the middle of a line of Anglo-Saxon poetry
Repetition of ideas in slightly differing forms
Beginning words with the same consonant sound
Stressing certain syllables or words
First Anglo-Saxon literature
Whose mead-hall did Beowulf defend?
Oldest surviving epic of any Germanic people
Name the story: “Drained into vats, I’m dangerous grown. I tie up my victim, and trip him, and throw him;”
The Venerable Bede
Author of the Ecclesiastical History of the English People
First foe that Beowulf fought
Second foe that Beowulf fought
Third foe that Beowulf fought
Who is the only one who accompanies Everyman to the judgement seat?
What time of year do the pilgrims start towards Canterbury?
Where are the pilgrims going?
How many pilgrims are going to Canterbury?
Short tale or anecdote told to teach a lesson
the love of money is the root of all evil
What lesson does “The Pardoner’s Tale” teach?
Sir Thomas Mallory
Author of Morte D’Arthur
Author of Canterbury Tales
Short narrative folk song which tells of a single (usually tragic) event in an objective, unbiased manner
Popular art form which originated in medieval France
one hundred years
How long was it until literature written in English was found after the Norman conquest?
Made the first printing press