Middle Ages Formative

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Middle Ages Formative

This quiz covers genres of literature and events of the Middle Ages.   You may take it as many times as you like.   Bring me your certificate and brag.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the most famous author of the Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      King Arthur

    • B. 

      King Alfred

    • C. 

      Geoffrey Chaucer

    • D. 

      Venerable Bede

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is considered a literary masterpiece of the Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      The Anglo Saxon Chronicles

    • B. 

      The Canterbury Tales

    • C. 

      Beowulf

    • D. 

      History of the English Land and People

  • 3. 
    The best choice for a significant consequence of the Norman Invasion was which of the following?
    • A. 

      Introduction of the feudal system

    • B. 

      Collapse of the feudal system

    • C. 

      Decrease in the influence of the Church

    • D. 

      Increase in the influence of the Saxons

  • 4. 
    The best choice as a significant consequence for the Bubonic Plague was which of the following?
    • A. 

      Decreased influence of the Church

    • B. 

      Introduction of schools of medicine

    • C. 

      Introduction of the feudal system

    • D. 

      Collapse of the feudal system

  • 5. 
    The best choice as a significant consequence of the Crusades is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Decreased influence of the Church

    • B. 

      Increased interest in exploration

    • C. 

      Increased value of the common man

    • D. 

      Discouraged international trade

  • 6. 
    The best choice as a significant consequence of the invention of the printing press was which of the following?
    • A. 

      Decreased the number of monasteries

    • B. 

      Increased the cost of books

    • C. 

      Increased interest in exploration

    • D. 

      Increased literacy rate

  • 7. 
    With the description of the Prioress in front of you or firmly in mind, which of the following are correct?  There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      The Prioress swore like a sailor.

    • B. 

      The Prioress spoke fluent French like a native Parisian.

    • C. 

      The Prioress sang through her nose in church.

    • D. 

      The Prioress wanted to appear educated and elegant

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are characteristics of the folk ballad?  There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      Oral literature

    • B. 

      Produced by the Church

    • C. 

      Hero meets a test

    • D. 

      Tragic or sordid details

    • E. 

      Allegory

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are other characteristics of the folk ballad?  There may be more than one answer.
    • A. 

      Written in quatrains

    • B. 

      Hero goes on a quest

    • C. 

      Legacy

    • D. 

      ABCB rhyme scheme

    • E. 

      Repetition/question and answer

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are characterics of the moral play Everyman?  There may be more than one answer.
    • A. 

      Produced by the Church

    • B. 

      Written in quatrains

    • C. 

      Written in couplets

    • D. 

      Allegory

    • E. 

      Legacy

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are characteristics of a romance of the Middle Ages? There may be more than one answer.
    • A. 

      Oral literature

    • B. 

      Hero meets a test

    • C. 

      Written in quatrains

    • D. 

      Hero goes on a quest

    • E. 

      Legacy

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are true of The Canterbury Tales?  There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      Written in Old English

    • B. 

      Written in Middle English

    • C. 

      Written in Latin

    • D. 

      Written in quatrains

    • E. 

      Written in couplets