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.
Guilds
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?
*Important
Literature written in English was not to be found for a hundred years after the normal invasion.
*Important
When William the Conqueror invaded England from Normandy (France) in 1066, the Old English period was at a virtual end.
*Important
In the medieval period, many literary genres were born.
*Important
In the 14th century, a number of individual writers emerged, the most notable of them being William Langland, Geoffrey Chaucer, and John Wycliffe.
*Important
The most notable writer of the 15th century was Sir Thomas Malory.
*Important
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