The Middle English Period And The Renaissance

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Renaissance Quizzes & Trivia

Re-read your notes on the Middle English period and compare them with the information you have on the Renaissance (the time of the sonnets and of Shakespeare). Then choose the best answer below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There is a spirit of nationalism
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 2. 
    The society is God-centred
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 3. 
    Life is seen as a preparation for the world to come
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 4. 
    There is a hedonistic attitude to life
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 5. 
    Modern science begins to develop
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 6. 
    The society is Man-centred
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 7. 
    Modern English begins in this period
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 8. 
    Literature is usually written down from the start
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 9. 
    Literature includes poetry
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 10. 
    Literature includes drama
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 11. 
    Literature is usually oral
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 12. 
    Works are usually didactic and religious
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 13. 
    There is imitation of classical models (Ancient Greece and Rome)
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 14. 
    There is plenty of experimentation with new forms
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both

  • 15. 
    The theme of courtly love is present in the poetry
    • A. 

      Middle English Period

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Both