Abeka English Literature Units 1-2 Test 1
The first type of Anglo-Saxon literature was _____.
love of freedom, responsiveness to nature, strong religious convictions, reverence for womanhood, and devotion to glory
five striking characteristics of Anglo-Saxon literature
term for an Anglo-Saxon poet
term for an Anglo-Saxon performer– often a chanter, harper, jester, or juggler
term for the pause in the middle of each line of Anglo-Saxon poetry
term for stressing certain syllables or words
term for using words that begin with the same consonant sound
term for the repetition of ideas in slightly differing form (found frequently in Anglo-Saxon poetry)
term for the strong metaphorical expressions in Anglo-Saxon poetry
name of the mead-hall that King Hrothgar built in *Beowulf*
name of the monster in *Beowulf*
How many warriors did the monster devour in *Beowulf*?
Who defeated the monster Grendel?
in the shoulder
Where did Beowulf wound Grendel?
name of Beowulf’s sword
What did one of Beowulf’s slaves steal from the dragon’s gold-hoard?
What group of people are suspected to have added certain Christian elements to the heathen story of *Beowulf*?
How many monstrous creatures are there in Beowulf?
a great national hero, lofty language, supernatural elements, and the struggle of good and evil
four traditional components of an epic
Alfred the Great
founder of English prose and the first Englishman of letters who was not a churchman
king of the Northumbrians who converted to Christianity
The Venerable Bede
the founder of English history; wrote Ecclesiastical History of the English People
the first Anglo-Saxon poet whose name we know
England’s most famous church
repetition of ideas in slightly differing form
traditional qualities of _____ in Beowulf: great national hero, lofty language, supernatural elements, and struggle of good and evil
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
Whose mead-hall did Beowulf defend?
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?
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
Ecclesiastical History of the English People
The title of the book from which we get our facts about early English history
Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a dragon
The three adversaries of Beowulf
a short, narrative folk song which tells of a single event in an objective manner
a narrative in which the characters, places, and events represent certain abstract qualities or ideas designed to teach some moral lesson or truth.
a medieval play based on Biblical history and Scriptural themes.
a medieval play founded on the legend of a saint or on a miracle performed by a saint.