Anglo Saxon and Medieval Literature - 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Which is closest in meaning to lines 1-2 of the following passage of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?

'Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote, /

The droghte of March hath perced to the roote /

And bathed every veyne in swich licour, /

Of which vertu engendred is the flour'

Question 2 2. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, how does Chauntecleer escape from the fox?

Question 3 3. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the name of the protagonist rooster, Chauntecleer, means what?

Question 4 4. William Langland's Piers Plowman is an allegorical poem that differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.

Question 5 5. Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?

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Question 6 6. How is the The Wife of Bath's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales considered to have feminist elements?

Question 7 7. In the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, the pilgrims represent a diverse group of people. Which of the following is a common trait shared by the pardoner, summoner, and friar?

Question 8 8. In 'The Canterbury Tales', why does the miller tell his tale?

Question 9 9. Caedmon's Hymn is the earliest recorded poem in Old English. What about its authorship makes it unique?

Question 10 10. In The Knight's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, cousins Arcite and Palamon end up staging a battle for the heart of which lady?

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Question 11 11. In The Miller's Tale of 'The Canterbury Tales', when Absalon arrives at the window to ask for a kiss, Alisoun presents her _____.

Question 12 12. What is a caesura?

Question 13 13. In the epic poem Beowulf, what happens after Beowulf defeats Grendel?

Question 14 14. How did J. R. R. Tolkien influence Beowulf scholarship?

Question 15 15. A fabliau is a comic genre characterized by which of the following?

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Question 16 16. What is the defining feature of alliterative verse?

Question 17 17. Why was the fact that Chaucer wrote in the vernacular of the time in which he was living considered pretty revolutionary?

Question 18 18. In the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, the prioress affects the manners of a _____.

Question 19 19. What does This Nicholas anon leet fle a fart mean?

Question 20 20. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' is an example of which genre?

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Question 21 21. Why do scholars believe that The Canterbury Tales are likely unfinished?

Question 22 22. Julian of Norwich is quoted by which twentieth-century poet?

Question 23 23. In The Knight's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, who ends up getting married?

Question 24 24.

Which is closest in meaning to lines 3-4 of the following passage of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?

'Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote, /

The droghte of March hath perced to the roote /

And bathed every veyne in swich licour, /

Of which vertu engendred is the flour'

Question 25 25. Why is 'The Prioress's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales notable?

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Question 26 26. In 'The Prioress's Tale' in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, after being killed, the little boy miraculously keeps singing a hymn in praise of whom?

Question 27 27. How does the epic poem Beowulf end?

Question 28 28. The Canterbury Tales is probably Chaucer's most famous work. It is likely that Chaucer had the ability to write about all of the different included characters because:

Question 29 29. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, how do Chauntecleer and the fox's actions depict the moral of the story -- Don't trust a flatterer?

Question 30 30. In 'The Pardoner's Tale' in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, two of the friends send the third to town for supplies and plot to kill him when he returns, in order to increase their share of the prize. How does the third friend plan to kill the other two?

Anglo Saxon and Medieval Literature - 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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