World Literature Final Exam

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The Decameron
What is the title of the work that features tales told by seven young ladies and three young men who have retreated from plague-ravaged Florence to a beautiful country estate?
The Divine Comedy
What is the title of “the major literary work of the Middle Ages”?
The Divine Comedy
What is the title of the work that “showed that a great work of literary art, equal to the great works of antiquity, can be created in the vernacular, providing the declaration of independence that made possible the various national traditions of post-medieval literature”?
The Cantebury Tales
What is the title of the work that features tales told by pilgrims to the shrine of St. Thomas à Becket?
Beowulf
What is the title of the work that “is both a heroic poem of dark magnificence and the most vivid account left to us of the social world and life experiences of the Germanic and Scandinavian peoples who overran the Roman empire”?
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
What is the title of the Arthurian romance that “is constructed from two originally separate narrative motifs, ‘The Beheading Game’ and ‘The Exchange of Winnings'”?
The Decameron
What is the title of the “implicitly anti-Dantean work” that features the alternative title “Prince Galahalt”?
Koran
What is the work whose name means “The Recitation”?
Thorstein the Staff-Struck
What is the title of the sole work of Icelandic literature in your anthology?
The Saga of Burnt Njal
What is the title of the “greatest of all” the Icelandic sagas?
Everyman
What is the title of the work that, “[b]y common consent [. . .] is regarded as the best” of the medieval morality plays?
The Decameron
What is the title of the work in your anthology that includes the tale featuring a game of musical beds involving the characters Pinuccio, Adriano, Niccolosa, Niccolosa’s mother, and Niccolosa’s father?
The Thousand and One Nights
What is the title of the work that features tales told by a young wife “employing her skills as a narrator to buy her life a day at a time”?
The Thousand and One Nights
What is the title of the work that “so far is the only work of Arabic letters to become a permanent part of European and, indeed, of world literature”?
The Divine Comedy
What is the title of the work that “is the foundational text for the European literary imagination”?
The Song of Roland
What is the title of the work that “is the foundation of the French literary tradition”?
Exordium
What is the title of the opening Sura of the Koran?
The Story of Grail
What is the title of the work of which Sir Perceval is the main character?
Chaucer
Who wrote the work that features tales told by pilgrims to the shrine of St. Thomas à Becket?
Dante
Who created the verse form known as terza rima, three-line stanzas rhyming aba bcb cdc and so on?
Marie de France
Who is the author of the tale in which a husband kills a nightingale by breaking its neck, then throws the dead bird at his wife “so that the front of her tunic was bespattered with blood, just on her breast”?
Dante
Who is the author of “the foundational text for the European literary imagination”?
Chaucer
Who “is the poet who endowed English literature with a status equal to that of the other European vernaculars-who in effect showed that it could become a world literature”?
Boccaccio
Who “produced the first vernacular version of a classical epic, initiating a tradition that was to culminate in Milton’s Paradise Lost”?
Muhammod
Who received the revelations of the Koran?
Marie de France
Who was “[t]he first woman writer in French (at least so far as we know)”?
Dante
Who is the author of “the major literary work of the Middle Ages”?
Dante
Who is the author of the work that “showed that a great work of literary art, equal to the great works of antiquity, can be created in the vernacular, providing the declaration of independence that made possible the various national traditions of post-medieval literature”?
Boccaccio
Who wrote the work that features tales told by seven young ladies and three young men who have retreated from plague-ravaged Florence to a beautiful country estate?
Boccaccio
Who is the author of the tale in your anthology that features the characters Gualtieri and Griselda?
Chretien de Troyes
Who is the author of the romance in which the Grail appears “for the very first time in Western literature”?
Petrach
Who is the writer whose “great legacy to Renaissance European literature is the Rime Sparse’s language of self-description”?
Erasmus
Who “set the standard for scholarship and pedagogy in the Western tradition” and “created the model of the tireless, curious, and non-dogmatic intellectual in pursuit of enlightenment”?
Mahiavelli
Who was “[t]he most famous and controversial political writer and theorist of his time [the Renaissance]—indeed, possibly of all time”?
Ariosto
Who was “Renaissance Italy’s greatest poet”?
Castiglione
Who wrote the book that, more than any other, “shaped the ideal formulation of manners” for “the brilliant courts of sixteenth-century Europe”?
Marguerite de Navarre
Who is the author of the Renaissance work that is “a collection of seventy stories organized into a series of ten tales told over seven days and framed by a larger narrative that reveals the storytellers’ characters and relationships with each other”?
Rebelais
Who is the writer who lent his name to an adjective that describes “humor that blends the lofty and low, elegant and grotesque, erudite and physical”?
Montaigne
Who was “[t]he first writer to ask ‘Who am I?’ and pursue the question with extraordinary honesty and rigor”?
Cervantes
Who is the writer who, by “having found a way to bring together concrete actuality and highly ideal values[, . . .] can be said to have created the first modern novel”?
Lope de Vega
Who is the writer whose “method of composing three-act plays with comic or serious subplots came to dominate Spanish drama well into the eighteenth century”?
Shakespeare
Who is the writer whose “plays constitute the most important body of dramatic work in the modern world”?
Milton
Who is the writer whose “poetic achievement [. . .] is generally regarded as the last flourishing of Christian humanism in Renaissance England”?
Petrarch
Who ends “one of his most philosophical poems” with the assertion “I see the better, but choose the worse”?
Erasmus
Who wrote the work than which “[no literary work more charmingly or memorably illustrates the Renaissance concept of ‘serious play'”?
Machiavelli
Who poses the question “Is it better to be loved than to be feared, or the reverse?”?
Ariosto
Who wrote the work whose title hero “ultimately derives” from The Song of Roland and that “confers on the Este family a memorable role in the cultural achievement of Renaissance Italy”?
Castiglione
Who wrote the work that commemorates the court of Guidobaldo daMontelfetro, duke of Urbino?
Marguerite de Navarre
Who is the writer whose brother, nephew, and grandson all reigned as kings of France?
Rabelais
Who is the writer who published under the pseudonym Alcofribas Nasier?
Montaigne
Who, in his “most famous essay, Of Cannibals [. . .], compares the behavioral codes of Brazilian cannibals and those of ‘ourselves’ (Europeans) and concludes that ‘each man calls barbarism whatever is not his own practice'”?
Cervantes
Who wrote the novel whose “initial and overt purpose was to satirize the romances of chivalry”?
Lope de Vega
Who wrote the play based on a peasant rebellion that took place in a “small pastoral village in the province of Córdoba”?
Shakespeare
Who created the character than whom “no character in literature is more familiar to audiences around the globe”?
Milton
Who, “[f]rom the first three chapters of Genesis, [. . .] forged twelve capacious books of epic verse, which he fleshed out with his vast knowledge of the classics, history, theology, and science”?
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