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PLACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Who leads Dante through Hell and Purgatory in The Divine Comedy?

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

Question 3 3. Caedmon's Hymn is the earliest recorded poem in Old English. What about its authorship makes it unique?

Question 4 4. How is the The Wife of Bath's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales considered to have feminist elements?

Question 5 5. What does This Nicholas anon leet fle a fart mean?

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Question 6 6. What is the defining feature of alliterative verse?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. 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?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' is an example of which genre?

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Question 11 11. Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?

Question 12 12. How many circles of Hell are there in Dante's poem, The Divine Comedy?

Question 13 13. Which of the following BEST explains the frame narrative of The Canterbury Tales presented in the General Prologue?

Question 14 14. Who leads Dante through Heaven in The Divine Comedy?

Question 15 15. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, how does Chauntecleer escape from the fox?

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Question 16 16. How many levels of Heaven are there in Dante's poem, The Divine Comedy?

Question 17 17. 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?

Question 18 18. What is a caesura?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. In 'The Nun's Priest's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Chauntecleer is comforted after a bad dream by his favorite wife, _____.

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Question 21 21. Julian of Norwich is quoted by which twentieth-century poet?

Question 22 22. In The Knight's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, who ends up getting married?

Question 23 23. A fabliau is a comic genre characterized by which of the following?

Question 24 24. Why is 'The Prioress's Tale' from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales notable?

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

Question 27 27.

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

Question 29 29. William Langland's Piers Plowman is an allegorical poem that differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.

Question 30 30. How did J. R. R. Tolkien influence Beowulf scholarship?

PLACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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