Bmhs Senior English - Fall Midterm

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Bmhs Senior English - Fall Midterm

Questions from Middle Ages notes and The Canterbury Tales. Remember there is a cold reading portion which you can only prepare for by reading some of the poem in your textbook and decoding it on your own. Use the big, great interweb to see if you're right!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The prize for which the pilgrims agree to tell tales during the journey to is a free meal. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Magna Carta, a precursor to our own Bill of Rights, did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Allowed people to refuse to pay taxes

    • B. 

      Gave power to people, like the right to a trial by jury

    • C. 

      Took into account all the land that people owned

    • D. 

      Was introduced in the United States in the 1200’s

  • 3. 
    Chivalry allowed women to be the head of the family.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The growth of cities in the Middles Ages led to all of the following except
    • A. 

      The eventual collapse of the European feudal system

    • B. 

      The rise of “people’s art”

    • C. 

      The development of lower, middle, and upper-middle classes

    • D. 

      A revival of the Anglo-Saxon literature

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      It only infected the lower class

    • B. 

      It was another thing that hurt the English feudal system

    • C. 

      It was also known as the bubonic plague

    • D. 

      It reduced England’s population by one-third

  • 6. 
    The political assassination of Thomas á Becket ignited a rebellion against the King.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Geoffrey Chaucer is often called the [4 words ].
  • 8. 
    A woman’s status during the Middles Ages was completely dependent on
    • A. 

      Her husband’s or father’s status

    • B. 

      Her political position

    • C. 

      How much education she had

    • D. 

      Her role in the church

  • 9. 
    The pilgrims are traveling to Canterbury because
    • A. 

      They plan to travel to all the shrines in Europe

    • B. 

      The innkeeper dared them to make the dangerous journey

    • C. 

      They want to avoid the plague

    • D. 

      The shrine of Saint Thomas á Becket is there

  • 10. 
    Feudalism’s religious concept of hierarchy featured: 
    • A. 

      Treating women as equals

    • B. 

      Strict treatment of kings

    • C. 

      A caste system of overlords, vassals, and serfs

    • D. 

      An emphasis on international warfare