Medieval Romance Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Novels


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Medieval romance literature is a literary genre comprised of fictional works of chivalry and adventure from the…

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1. Many but not all examples of medieval romance literature belong to groups of tales based on the same frame story known as…

2. Which of these are recognized as cycles of medieval romance literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Medieval romance literature is typically about chivalry and heroism, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the genre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Era of medieval romance literature
  • Cycles of medieval romance
  • Typical subject matter in the genre
  • Writing style of medieval romance

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the subject matter typically found in medieval romance literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the historical era that featured stories of chivalry and adventure

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Medieval Romance Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Novels. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the tropes and characteristics of the genre
  • Learn about the history of the genre
  • Know important works and authors