Abeka: English Literature Unit 2: Quiz 2

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The Pearl Poet
A manuscript containing four poems written around 1370 has been attributed to an unknown author commonly called _______?_______.
Medieval Romance
The last poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is a ______?______, a form of writing based primarily on the adventures of various knights and often abounding in the supernatural.
Mystery plays or miracle plays
For this reason, plays on biblical subjects called _____?_____ and plays dealing with legends of saints called _____?_____ were produced by the church.
By the 13th century these cycles were acted by the ____?____ incorporated associations of various trades and crafts in the towns.
Pageant or pageant wagon
The plays were often produced on a movable platform called a what?
Morality play
From the mystery and miracle plays that developed toward the end of the 14th century a new form of drama known as the what?
Literature written in English was not to be found for a hundred years after the normal invasion.
When William the Conqueror invaded England from Normandy (France) in 1066, the Old English period was at a virtual end.
In the medieval period, many literary genres were born.
In the 14th century, a number of individual writers emerged, the most notable of them being William Langland, Geoffrey Chaucer, and John Wycliffe.
The most notable writer of the 15th century was Sir Thomas Malory.
In the 1470s, a man named William Caxton (1422?-1491) set up the first printing press in England, thus making possible for the first time in England’s history a greater accessibility to the printed page.
Categories: English Literature