What Do You Know About Medieval Poetry?

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Medieval poetry was in numerous forms in medieval Europe. Examples are the troubadours and the minnesinger who are known for their meaningful poetry about courtly love. Take a quiz and learn about this poetry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many forms did poetry take in medieval Europe?

    • A.

      Lyric and epic

    • B.

      Satire and Ode

    • C.

      Stoic and Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Lyric and epic
    Explanation
    During medieval Europe, poetry took on various forms, including lyric and epic. Lyric poetry focused on expressing personal emotions and feelings, often in a musical or song-like manner. Epic poetry, on the other hand, narrated grand stories and adventures, often involving heroic characters and mythical elements. These two forms of poetry were widely recognized and practiced during this time period, making them the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    The troubadours and the minnesingers are known for their lyric poetry about?

    • A.

      Courtly love

    • B.

      Satire

    • C.

      Nature

    • D.

      Philosophy

    Correct Answer
    A. Courtly love
    Explanation
    The troubadours and the minnesingers are known for their lyric poetry about courtly love. This type of poetry focuses on the ideals and conventions of romantic love, often depicting the longing, devotion, and chivalry associated with courtly relationships. The troubadours and minnesingers were popular during the medieval period and their poetry celebrated the sentiments and experiences of courtly love, portraying themes such as unrequited love, the pursuit of a beloved, and the ideals of knightly behavior in the context of romantic relationships.

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  • 3. 

    Among the most of secular poetry is?

    • A.

      Paradise Lost

    • B.

      David Copperfield

    • C.

      Carmina Burana

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Carmina Burana
    Explanation
    Carmina Burana is the correct answer because it is a collection of secular poems written in the 12th and 13th centuries. It consists of a wide range of topics including love, drinking, and satire, making it one of the most famous examples of secular poetry. Paradise Lost and David Copperfield, on the other hand, are not secular poetry but rather epic poems and novels respectively. Therefore, the correct answer is Carmina Burana.

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  • 4. 

    Twenty-four poems of Carmina Burana were later set to music by a?

    • A.

      Persian

    • B.

      Parisian

    • C.

      German

    • D.

      British

    Correct Answer
    C. German
    Explanation
    The correct answer is German. Carmina Burana is a collection of medieval poems written in Latin, and later in the 20th century, the composer Carl Orff set 24 of these poems to music. Orff was a German composer, so it is logical to conclude that the poems were set to music by a German.

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  • 5. 

    Old English religious poetry includes the poem Christ by?

    • A.

      Rick Ross

    • B.

      John Lennon

    • C.

      John Locke

    • D.

      Cynewulf

    Correct Answer
    D. Cynewulf
    Explanation
    Cynewulf is the correct answer because he was a well-known Old English poet who is believed to have written the religious poem Christ. His works often focused on Christian themes and were highly regarded during the Anglo-Saxon period.

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  • 6. 

    The Dream of the Rood, preserved in both manuscript form and on the?

    • A.

      Ruthwell Cross

    • B.

      Aron Paul

    • C.

      John Lennon

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Ruthwell Cross
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ruthwell Cross. The Dream of the Rood is a poem that is preserved in both manuscript form and on the Ruthwell Cross. The Ruthwell Cross is a large stone cross located in Scotland that features inscriptions of the poem. This cross is an important artifact in the study of Old English literature and provides valuable insights into the religious and cultural beliefs of the time period.

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  • 7. 

    A great deal of medieval literature was written in verse, including the old English epic titled?

    • A.

      Beowulf

    • B.

      John Locke

    • C.

      Mike Epps

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Beowulf
    Explanation
    Beowulf is the correct answer because it is a well-known and widely studied old English epic. It is considered one of the greatest works of medieval literature and is written in verse, which was a common form of writing during that time period. John Locke and Mike Epps are not relevant to the question and therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    In medieval Latin, a new more popular form called the?

    • A.

      Sequence arose

    • B.

      Satire

    • C.

      Ode

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Sequence arose
    Explanation
    In medieval Latin, a new more popular form called the Sequence arose. This suggests that there was a development or emergence of a new form of writing or composition in medieval Latin. The other options, Satire and Ode, do not align with the given information about a new form called the Sequence. Therefore, the correct answer is Sequence arose.

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  • 9. 

    Much secular poetry was also written in Latin, like the Gambler’s Mass from the?

    • A.

      Paradise lost

    • B.

      The Mechanic

    • C.

      Carmina Burana

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Carmina Burana
    Explanation
    Carmina Burana is the correct answer because it is a collection of secular poems written in Latin. These poems were composed by medieval poets and cover a wide range of topics including love, drinking, and gambling. The Gambler's Mass is one of the poems included in Carmina Burana, making it the appropriate choice for the given question.

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  • 10. 

    One of the features of the renaissance which marked the end of the medieval period is the rise in the use of vernacular referred as the language of the?

    • A.

      Upperclassmen

    • B.

      Middleclass

    • C.

      Common people

    • D.

      Nobles

    Correct Answer
    C. Common people
    Explanation
    During the Renaissance, there was a shift in the use of language from Latin to the vernacular, which was the language spoken by the common people. This marked a departure from the medieval period where Latin was predominantly used by the upper class and nobles. The rise in the use of vernacular allowed for a wider audience to access literature, art, and other cultural works, and contributed to the democratization of knowledge during this period.

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