Lesson 24 - The Late Middle Ages

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Middle Ages Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Two things are surprising about medieval literature: its diversity (style and content) and its seeming lack of morality (carnal, worldly, and fleshly)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Examples of Literature from the middles ages:
    • A. 

      Lyrics:(short poems): France tradition of the troubadouers (traveling singers, stringed instuments, about carnal love, explicit), Germany: minnesingers (wrote about love), Italy: Sonnets written about love

    • B. 

      Epics (large poems): Anglo-saxon england: Beowulf. Germany: Nibolguny (the nubolemus), France: song of rowland

    • C. 

      Romance (novel, adventure stories; not always about love): King arthur/Lancelot/Guinevere/ , Tristan and Isolde, Arthurian romances, Quests for the holy grail

    • D. 

      Religious works (catch all): Homily (collection of sermons)

    • E. 

      Secular Stories: fabliox (dirty short stories), Chaucer's Canterbury tales.

  • 3. 
    The three different types of medieval drama:
    • A. 

      Mystery Plays: hidden doctrine from old testiment revealed in the new testiment; Noah best known example

    • B. 

      Miracle plays: reinactments of the lives of the saints

    • C. 

      Morality plays: allegories that depict the struggle between the seven vices and the seven virtues; most famous play "Everyman"

  • 4. 
    The Crusades clearly demonstrates the law of unintended consequences by their:
    • A. 

      Political impact: taping into resources of both church and state = political tension

    • B. 

      Intellectual Impact: rediscovery of greek learning from the arabs

    • C. 

      Economic consequence: new trade routes with the middle east; (emergence of the middle or "merchant" class

    • D. 

      Social impact: growing affluence of the middle "merchant" class