Middle English: Definition & Literature


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In 1066, the Normans brought a form of this language to England:

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1. Middle English can be described as which one of the following?

2. Middle English borrowed words from where?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of literature in Middle English. You will be quizzed on the development of Middle English, major authors, and the characteristics of Middle English literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The historical development of Middle English
  • Characteristics of the language
  • Common themes of Middle English literature
  • A famous Middle English author

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Middle English literature
  • Making connections - use understanding of the historical context to trace the development and evolution of the English language
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of Middle English and its literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literature in Middle English

Additional Learning

To learn more about Middle English, review the corresponding lesson on Literature in Middle English. This lesson will help you:

  • Recognize key characteristics of Middle English
  • Identify several Middle English authors
  • Understand the historical development of Middle English
  • Learn common themes of Middle English literature