Abeka English Literature Test 1

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Sir John was ______ by Barbara Allen
When Joseph would not pluck a cherry for Mary, the ______ bowed down before her.
The first literature of the Anglo-Saxons was
Everyman was surprised by the visit of
The first English poet whose name is known is
The standard ballad stanza has ______ lines
The last enemy that Beowulf slays is the
‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ was written by
The Pearl Poet
Everyman’s friend ______ is willing to go with him after death
The founder of English prose was
Alfred the Great
______ wrote ‘Morte Darthur’
Sir Thomas Malory
What happened when the sword Excalibur was thrown into the water?
A hand caught it
What is the name of a short, narrative folk song?
popular ballad
Identify the movable platform upon which many plays were produced during the medieval period
Name the kind of play that is based upon the legends of the saints
miracle plays
Name a kind of writing that is based upon the adventures of knights
medieval romance
Who was the greatest prose writer of fourteenth-century England?
John Wycliffe
Which kind of play is based upon Biblical subjects
mystery play
What is a short tale or anecdote told to teach a lesson?
Who wrote ‘Ecclesiastical History of the English People?’
The Venerable Bede
king of the Spear-Danes
strong metaphorical expression
an Anglo-Saxon poet
stressing certain syllables or words
three men seek death
‘The Pardoner’s Tale’
greatest Anglo-Saxon poem
Geoffrey Chaucer’s masterpiece
‘The Canterbury Tales’
“Since my love died for me to-day
I’ll die for him to-morrow.”
‘Bonny Barbara Allen’
“Take thy way to the Green Chapel…”
‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’
“They made a paction tween them twa,
They made it firm and sure,
That the first word whaeer shold speak,
Should rise and bar the door.”
‘Get Up and Bar the Door’
“At night there came into that hostelry
Full nine and twenty in a company
Of sundry folk, by chance together were
In fellowship; and pilgrims, too, they were
That on to Canterbury meant to ride.”
‘The Canterbury Tales’
Essay: HOW IS GWAIN A KNIGHTLY HERO. (Gawains courage and courtesy)
Gawain’s courage and courtesy
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