English Literature Test 1

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What was the first literature of the Anglo-Saxons?
Poetry
In Everyman, who surprised Everyman with a visit at the beginning?
Death
What friend of Everyman was willing to go with him at the end?
Good-deeds
In Beowulf, who was the last enemy that Beowulf slays?
The dragon
Who was the first English poet whose name is known?
Caedmon
Who is the Father of English prose?
John Wycliffe
Who wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?
The Pearl Poet
What selection has the subject of the hour of death?
Everyman
In Morte Darthur, what happened when the sword Excalibur was thrown into the water?
It was caught by a hand
Short, narrative folk song
Popular ballad
Movable platform upon which plays were produced during medieval period
Pageant
Play based upon legends of the saints
Miracle play
Based upon the adventures of knights
Medieval romance
Play based upon biblical subjects
Mystery play
A short tale or anecdote told to teach a lesson
Exemplum
Strong metaphorical expression
Kenning
Stresses certain syllables
Accent
A pause or break in a line of poetry
Caesura
Sir John Graeme
Bonny Barbara Allan
Mary and Joseph
The Cherry-Tree Carol
Wiglaf
Beowulf
King Arthur
Morte Darthur
Hrothgar
Beowulf
Sir Bedivere
Morte Darthur
Three men looking for Death
The Pardoner’s Tale
Who wrote Morte Darthur?
Sir Thomas Malory
Who wrote Ecclesiastical History of the English People?
The Venerable Bede
Who wrote The Canterbury Tales?
Geoffrey Chaucer
What is an Anglo-Saxon poet called?
Scop
What is the greatest Anglo-Saxon poem?
Beowulf
What poem shows the irony of a seaman longing for the sea despite the hardships?
The Seafarer
What poem shows that a worm can destroy the words of great men?
Bookworm
“Since my love died for me to-day,
I’ll die for him to-morrow”
Bonny Barbara Allan
“I charge thee, to receive such a blow as thou hast dealt. Thou deservest to be promptly paid on New Year’s Morn.”
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
“They made a paction tween them twa,
They made it firm and sure.”
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 there.”
The Canterbury Tales
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