Anglo Saxon and Medieval Literature Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. Who wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?

Question 3 3. Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?

Question 4 4. In the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath is quite interesting and one of the only female characters who gets to tell stories. All of the following are true about the Wife of Bath EXCEPT:

Question 5 5. What is the defining feature of alliterative verse?

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Question 6 6. A medieval chivalric romance is closest to which modern genre, and why?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. A fabliau is a comic genre characterized by which of the following?

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 Miller's Tale of 'The Canterbury Tales', what does Nicholas tell Alisoun's husband, John, in order to trick him so that he can spend a night with Alisoun?

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

Question 13 13. Julian of Norwich is quoted by which twentieth-century poet?

Question 14 14. How is the The Wife of Bath's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales considered to have feminist elements?

Question 15 15. What is a caesura?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. How does the epic poem Beowulf end?

Question 18 18. In the epic poem Beowulf, what happens after Beowulf defeats Grendel?

Question 19 19. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Chauntecleer is comforted after a bad dream by his favorite wife, _____.

Question 20 20. In the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, the prioress affects the manners of a _____.

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Question 21 21. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the name of the protagonist rooster, Chauntecleer, means what?

Question 22 22.

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

Question 24 24. Why do scholars believe that The Canterbury Tales are likely unfinished?

Question 25 25. Why was the fact that Chaucer wrote in the vernacular of the time in which he was living considered pretty revolutionary?

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Question 26 26. How did J. R. R. Tolkien influence Beowulf scholarship?

Question 27 27. William Langland's Piers Plowman is an allegorical poem that differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.

Question 28 28. In The Wife of Bath's Tale in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, as a punishment for _____ the knight is charged with figuring out what women most want in the world.

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, when the three friends in 'The Pardoner's Tale' go looking for Death under a tree, what do they find instead?

Anglo Saxon and Medieval Literature Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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