Affective Piety: Definition, History & Examples in Literature


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Affective Piety in literature is when:

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1. Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Francis of Assisi are _____.

2. Affective piety developed during which period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is designed to measure your knowledge of affective piety in literature, with questions on its meaning and history as well as specific examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will test you on the following points:

  • What constitutes affective piety in literature
  • Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Francis of Assisi
  • When affective piety came into being
  • Facts about affective piety
  • An example of affective piety

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on the history of affective piety's development
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately identify what comprises affective piety in literature
  • Distinguishing differences - verify that you can differentiate between statements that are and are not true of affective piety
  • Making connections - use your understanding of affective piety to correctly identify an example of it

Additional Learning

To learn more about this concept in literature, you can look into the corresponding lesson, Affective Piety: Definition, History & Examples in Literature. This lesson involves the following objectives:

  • Describe a pious person
  • Break down and connect the two parts of affective piety
  • Learn about Saint Benedict
  • Understand the purpose of affective piety's use in literature