Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Quiz

50 Questions  I  By LetiBT on April 22, 2012

  
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1.  Which of the following time brackets comprises the Anglo-Norman period in England?
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2.  The Battle of Hastings was fought between William the Conqueror of Normandy and whom?
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3.  Which of these was not a consequence of the Norman Conquest of England?
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4.  During the Anglo-Norman period, which of the following became the language of court?
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5.  Which of these is not one of the seven deadly sins?
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6.  The “Wheel of Fortune” was a pervasive idea throughout the Middle Ages. What did it not represent?
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7.  The Ptolemaic conception of the universe stated what?
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8.  How many estates was medieval society divided into?
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9.  Where is the Black Death thought to have originated?  
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10.  Which of the following did not contribute to the spreading of the Black Death to Europe?
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11.  In the High Middle Ages, the transition towards which movement began?
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12.  Which of these is not a characteristic of medieval literature?
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13.  Medieval heroes often suffered from what?
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14.  Which rhetorical device corresponds to the following definition? "A form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. A story with two meanings: a literal and a figurative one."
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15.  Which of the following does not characterise the hero’s quest in medieval literature?
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16.  When was Sir Gawain and the Green Knight written?
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17.  The author of the SGGK text is often referred to as what?
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18.  The piece is composed of how many stanzas?
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19.  What is the name of the short line followed by four longer rhymed lines which appear after an irregular number of unrhymed lines in the text?
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20.  The text is a verse romance. How would you define this genre?
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21.  Which of the following is not a medieval genre?
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22.  What type of hero is Sir Gawain?
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23.  The text reveals the author’s aversion to increasing corruption in what?
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24.  SGGK is told in the third person, except when the narrator describes events from his own perspective. What is this technique called?
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25.  At the start of the poem, which place and time are described?
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26.  With which device does the poet exaggerate the Green Knight’s features?
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27.  How does the Green Knight offend King Arthur when he first enters the hall?
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28.  Which two colours does the Green Knight wear?
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29.  Why does the Green Knight have the right to criticise the fact that King Arthur’s knights are not fulfilling their duties?
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30.  What is the Green Knight’s objective in proposing the Beheading Game?
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31.  The beheading game is a motif which first appeared in the literature of which country?
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32.  In the Middle Ages, what did the head symbolise?
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33.  After Sir Gawain chops off the Green Knight’s head with the axe, what happens? 
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34.  Which of these is not a virtue of the pentangle on Sir Gawain’s shield?
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35.  When does Gawain prepare to leave Camelot and find the Green Knight?
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36.  During his search, Gawain rides through the Northwest of England on a horse called what?
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37.  What do Gawain and Lord Bertilak exchange on the second day of the chastity test?
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38.  What does Lady Bertilak tell Sir Gawain about the green girdle?
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39.  What does the guide tell Sir Gawain before leaving him at the border of the forest on New Year’s Day?
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40.  What sound confirms Gawain’s suspicions that he has reached the Green Chapel?
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41.  The Green Knight draws blood from Sir Gawain’s neck on which strike?
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42.  Who is Morgan le Faye (the old lady at Lord Bertilak’s castle)?
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43.  When Sir Gawain realises that he has failed the Green Knight’s test, what does he view the green girdle as a symbol of?
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44.  Why do the castle characters remain nameless until the end of the piece?
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45.  How do Arthur and his court react to Gawain’s sin?
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46.  Whose reaction to Gawain’s sin is the most rational?
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47.  Which of these characteristics of the text clearly differentiates it from Beowulf?
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48.  .......................... performs a relevant structural and thematic role in SGGK, both at the formal level and at a symbolic level. 
49.  "Not all, I think, for ..................... But some of courteous grace Let him how was their head Be spokesman in that place."
50.  “ 'You are not Gawain, the glorious’ the Green man said. […] Yet, you lacked, sir, a little loyalty there, But the cause was not cunning, nor courtesy either, But that you loved your own ...........: the less, then, to blame” 
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