History Of The Middle English! Trivia Questions Quiz

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History Of The Middle English! Trivia Questions Quiz

Below are a set of trivia questions that are designed to test out one's understanding when it comes to the history of Middle English. The quiz is perfect for all history lovers and literature geeks. If you are one of them feel free to give it a try and be on the lookout for other tests like it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In approximately what year does the Middle English period begin? (number only)
  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Death of Chaucer

    • B. 

      Death of King Edward

    • C. 

      Advent of Printing

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

    • E. 

      Death of Malory

  • 3. 
    There are no spelling conventions in Middle English. Words are spelled simply the way they sound.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Battle of Hastings take place on this date.
    • A. 

      January 4th 1066

    • B. 

      September 25th 1066

    • C. 

      October 14th 1066

    • D. 

      September 28th 1066

  • 5. 
    He is the last Anglo-Saxon king. (first name and last name).
  • 6. 
    Old English literature continues to flourish after the Norman Conquest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    These leaders battle for the crown of England in 1066. Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      William of Normandy

    • B. 

      Edward of England

    • C. 

      Leopold of France

    • D. 

      Harald Hardrada of Norway

  • 8. 
    The period of great individual writers takes place between these years
    • A. 

      1100-1250

    • B. 

      1250-1350

    • C. 

      1350-1400

    • D. 

      1400-1500

  • 9. 
    In general Middle English represents the leveling of inflections to this vowel.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      E

    • C. 

      I

    • D. 

      O

  • 10. 
    In Middle English two consecutive vowels show what?
    • A. 

      That the vowel is short

    • B. 

      That the vowel is long

    • C. 

      That the vowel is corrupt