Old English: Definition & Examples


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When did Old English literature become popular?

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1. What is one of the most popular books in Old English literature, containing 131 stories?

2. What is a scop?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Old English sounds very different from Modern English, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the language. You will be asked questions about the history and literature of Old English.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Popularity of Old English literature
  • Seminal works of Old English
  • Definitions of literary terms relating to Old English

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as scop and elegy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Old English
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary works written in Old English

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on Old English: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the culture and society of the Anglo-Saxons
  • Identify seminal works written in Old English
  • Know the history of Old English
  • Understand the cultural impact of Christianity on English