Final Exam Day One: Senior English

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  • 1. 

    Beowulf was originally written in...

    • A.

      Ancient English

    • B.

      Old English

    • C.

      Early Middle English

    • D.

      Early Modern English

    Correct Answer
    B. Old English
    Explanation
    Beowulf was originally written in Old English. Old English is the earliest form of the English language, used from the 5th to the 11th century. Beowulf is an epic poem that was composed in the 8th century, making it one of the oldest surviving works of literature in Old English. The language of the poem is characterized by its complex grammar and vocabulary, and it reflects the cultural and linguistic influences of the time. Therefore, Old English is the correct answer for the language in which Beowulf was originally written.

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  • 2. 

    The pause used in the poetic oral tradition to create unity and dramatic effect is called...

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Kenning

    • C.

      Caesura

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Caesura
    Explanation
    Caesura refers to a pause in a line of poetry, typically marked by punctuation or a natural break in speech, used to create a sense of unity and dramatic effect. It allows the reader to take a breath and absorb the meaning of the words. This technique is commonly used in the poetic oral tradition to add emphasis, control the rhythm, and enhance the overall impact of the poem. Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate the sound they represent, kenning is a metaphorical phrase used in Old English poetry, and alliteration is the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words.

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  • 3. 

    Which poetic device is being used in the following example: "Kevin's constant clamoring."

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Caesura

    • C.

      Kenning

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is alliteration because alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity. In the example given, the "c" sound is repeated in "Kevin's constant clamoring." This creates a musical and rhythmic effect in the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Using "whale road" instead of "ocean" or "bone house" instead of "body" are examples of...

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Caesura

    • C.

      Kenning

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    C. Kenning
    Explanation
    A kenning is a figurative expression that replaces a common noun with a poetic phrase, often used in Old English and Old Norse poetry. In this case, "whale road" and "bone house" are examples of kennings because they are poetic phrases used to describe the ocean and the body, respectively.

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  • 5. 

    A quest story on a grand scale is called an________________________.

    Correct Answer
    epic
    Explanation
    An epic is a type of quest story that is characterized by its grand scale. It often involves a heroic protagonist who embarks on a long and challenging journey, facing numerous obstacles and adventures along the way. Epics are known for their larger-than-life characters, epic battles, and themes of heroism, honor, and the struggle between good and evil. They often explore universal themes and provide insights into the values and beliefs of a particular culture or society.

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  • 6. 

    "Beowulf" is significant, in part, because it is the earliest known piece of English literature.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "Beowulf" is significant because it is the earliest known piece of English literature. This means that it holds historical and cultural importance as it provides insights into the early development of the English language and literature. Being the earliest known piece also means that it has influenced and paved the way for future works of English literature. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the grand hall of the Danes?

    • A.

      Herod

    • B.

      Heorot

    • C.

      Hrothgar

    • D.

      Heotaf

    Correct Answer
    B. Heorot
    Explanation
    Heorot is the correct answer because it is the name of the grand hall of the Danes. In the epic poem Beowulf, Heorot is described as a magnificent mead hall built by King Hrothgar. It is a symbol of power, wealth, and community, where the Danes gather for feasts and celebrations. However, it is also plagued by the attacks of the monster Grendel, which sets the stage for the events of the poem.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these rituals were carried out by Anglo-Saxon warriors before they went into battle?

    • A.

      Praying

    • B.

      Meditating

    • C.

      Boasting

    • D.

      Dancing

    Correct Answer
    C. Boasting
    Explanation
    Anglo-Saxon warriors would engage in boasting before going into battle. Boasting was a ritualistic practice that involved warriors boasting about their own bravery, skills, and accomplishments. This ritual served multiple purposes, such as boosting morale, instilling confidence, and intimidating the enemy. By boasting, warriors aimed to demonstrate their strength and prowess, inspiring themselves and their comrades to fight fiercely. This ritual was deeply embedded in Anglo-Saxon warrior culture and played a significant role in preparing for battle.

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  • 9. 

    During the Anglo-Saxon period, the ruling motive of every noble life was what?

    • A.

      Love of glory

    • B.

      Family honour

    • C.

      Wealth and material possessions

    • D.

      Love of nature

    Correct Answer
    A. Love of glory
    Explanation
    During the Anglo-Saxon period, the ruling motive of every noble life was the love of glory. This means that the nobles were driven by a desire for fame, recognition, and honor. They sought to achieve great deeds and earn a reputation that would be remembered and celebrated by others. This love of glory was a powerful motivator for their actions and decisions, shaping their behavior and priorities during this time.

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  • 10. 

    From which Northern Germanic tribe does Beowulf originate? 

    • A.

      The Danes

    • B.

      The Angles

    • C.

      The Jutes

    • D.

      The Geats

    Correct Answer
    D. The Geats
    Explanation
    Beowulf, the legendary hero in the Old English epic poem, originates from the Geats. This is evident in the poem itself, as Beowulf is described as a Geatish warrior who comes to the aid of the Danish king, Hrothgar, to defeat the monster Grendel. The Geats were a Northern Germanic tribe that inhabited what is now modern-day Sweden. Beowulf's lineage and allegiance to the Geats are emphasized throughout the poem, making it clear that he is a member of this tribe.

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  • 11. 

    Hrothgar is the King of which tribe?

    • A.

      The Geats

    • B.

      The Danes

    • C.

      The Frisians

    • D.

      The Britons

    Correct Answer
    B. The Danes
    Explanation
    Hrothgar is the King of the Danes. This can be inferred from the context of the question, which asks about the tribe that Hrothgar is the king of. The other options, such as the Geats, Frisians, and Britons, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Grendel and his mother are described as the descendents of which biblical figure?

    • A.

      Abel

    • B.

      Cain

    • C.

      Judas

    • D.

      Moses

    Correct Answer
    B. Cain
    Explanation
    Grendel and his mother are described as the descendants of Cain. In the Bible, Cain is known as the first murderer, who killed his brother Abel out of jealousy. After committing this act, Cain was cursed by God and became a wanderer. The association of Grendel and his mother with Cain suggests their monstrous and evil nature, as they are portrayed as bloodthirsty creatures in the epic poem "Beowulf".

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  • 13. 

    How does Beowulf kill Grendel?

    • A.

      With a sword

    • B.

      By pulling off his arm

    • C.

      With a bow and arrow

    • D.

      By decapitation

    Correct Answer
    B. By pulling off his arm
    Explanation
    Beowulf kills Grendel by pulling off his arm. In the epic poem Beowulf, Grendel is a monstrous creature who terrorizes the kingdom of Hrothgar. When Beowulf confronts Grendel in battle, he uses his immense strength to wrestle with the creature. During the struggle, Beowulf manages to tear off Grendel's arm, causing the monster to flee and ultimately leading to his death. This act of pulling off Grendel's arm demonstrates Beowulf's bravery and physical prowess in defeating the formidable foe.

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  • 14. 

    When Beowulf discovers Grendel’s corpse in the lair, what does he decide to do?

    • A.

      Cut off a lock of his hair to take to Geatland

    • B.

      Bury him under an Elm tree in Heorot

    • C.

      Wrap him in cloth and throw him in the lake

    • D.

      Sever his head to take to Heorot

    Correct Answer
    D. Sever his head to take to Heorot
    Explanation
    After discovering Grendel's corpse in the lair, Beowulf decides to sever his head and take it to Heorot. This decision is likely driven by Beowulf's desire to prove his victory over the monstrous Grendel to the people of Heorot. By bringing Grendel's head back with him, Beowulf can provide tangible evidence of his triumph and display it as a symbol of his bravery and strength. Additionally, presenting Grendel's head to the people of Heorot serves as a warning to any potential threats and further establishes Beowulf's heroic reputation.

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  • 15. 

    What does Hrothgar give Beowulf to show his appreciation for killing Grendel’s mother?

    • A.

      He gives his daughter’s hand in marriage

    • B.

      He gives him the keys to his castle

    • C.

      He gives him the sword “Nægling”

    • D.

      He gives him a hug

    Correct Answer
    C. He gives him the sword “Nægling”
    Explanation
    Hrothgar gives Beowulf the sword "Nægling" as a token of his appreciation for killing Grendel's mother. This gift symbolizes Hrothgar's trust and respect for Beowulf's bravery and skill in battle. The sword is a valuable and powerful weapon, highlighting Hrothgar's gratitude and the significance of Beowulf's heroic deed.

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  • 16. 

    Reconciliation with the Mother is a stage in the Hero's Journey according to Joseph Campbell.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. Reconciliation with the Mother is not a stage in the Hero's Journey according to Joseph Campbell. The Hero's Journey typically consists of stages such as the Call to Adventure, Crossing the Threshold, Trials and Tribulations, and the Return. Reconciliation with the Mother is not a recognized stage in this narrative structure.

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  • 17. 

    The book Joseph Campbell wrote that explained his idea of the archetype and the hero's journey is called The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Joseph Campbell wrote a book called "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" which explains his idea of the archetype and the hero's journey. This book explores the concept of the hero's journey as a universal pattern found in myths and stories across different cultures. It discusses the various stages and elements of the hero's journey, including the call to adventure, the trials and challenges faced by the hero, and the ultimate transformation and return. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 18. 

    A bard is...

    • A.

      A viking warrior

    • B.

      A poet from the oral tradition

    • C.

      A monk who wrote down poems from the oral tradition

    • D.

      A special weapon

    Correct Answer
    B. A poet from the oral tradition
    Explanation
    A bard is a poet from the oral tradition. Bards were traditionally storytellers, musicians, and poets who passed down history, myths, and legends through their spoken word. They played a crucial role in preserving and transmitting cultural knowledge and traditions. Bards would often perform in front of an audience, using their poetic skills and musical talents to captivate and entertain. This answer accurately describes the role and significance of a bard in literature and cultural heritage.

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  • 19. 

    For how many years has Grendel been terrorising the Danes before Beowulf’s arrival?

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      7 years

    • C.

      12 years

    • D.

      45 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 12 years
    Explanation
    Grendel has been terrorizing the Danes for 12 years before Beowulf's arrival. This information suggests that the Danes have been living in fear and suffering from Grendel's attacks for over a decade. The length of time also emphasizes the severity of the threat posed by Grendel and the urgency for Beowulf to intervene and put an end to the terror.

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  • 20. 

    Before the epic battle between Beowulf and Grendel in the great hall, which of these events takes place?

    • A.

      Grendel falls asleep

    • B.

      Beowulf sharpens his sword

    • C.

      Grendel kills one of Beowulf’s men

    • D.

      Beowulf kills Grendel’s mother

    Correct Answer
    C. Grendel kills one of Beowulf’s men
    Explanation
    Before the epic battle between Beowulf and Grendel in the great hall, Grendel kills one of Beowulf's men.

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  • 21. 

    The Archbishop of Canterbury who was assassinated in the cathedral was...

    • A.

      Thomas Moore

    • B.

      Thomas a'Kempis

    • C.

      Thomas de Beaumont

    • D.

      Thomas a'Beckett

    Correct Answer
    D. Thomas a'Beckett
    Explanation
    Thomas a'Beckett was the Archbishop of Canterbury who was assassinated in the cathedral. He was murdered in 1170 by four knights who were followers of King Henry II. The assassination was a result of the ongoing conflict between the church and the crown, as Beckett had been a staunch defender of the church's rights and privileges. His murder shocked the nation and he was later canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church.

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  • 22. 

    Who was the leader of the "Peasant's Revolt?"

    • A.

      John of Gaunt

    • B.

      Wat Tyler

    • C.

      Henry Bolingbroke

    • D.

      Richard of Bordeaux

    Correct Answer
    B. Wat Tyler
    Explanation
    Wat Tyler was the leader of the "Peasant's Revolt." The Peasant's Revolt was a major uprising in England in 1381, led by Tyler and other rebels. The revolt was a response to oppressive taxes and social inequality, and it aimed to challenge the ruling elite and demand better conditions for the peasants. Wat Tyler emerged as a prominent figure during the revolt, leading the rebels in their protests and negotiations with the government. His leadership and influence were crucial in shaping the course of the revolt and its impact on English society.

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  • 23. 

    The constant series of battles between England and France are often called...

    • A.

      The Crusades

    • B.

      The Hundred Year's War

    • C.

      The Glorious Revolution

    • D.

      The War of the Roses

    Correct Answer
    B. The Hundred Year's War
    Explanation
    The constant series of battles between England and France that lasted for over a century is known as The Hundred Year's War. This war was fought between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France from 1337 to 1453. It was primarily a territorial dispute over the succession to the French throne, but it also involved other political and economic factors. The war had a significant impact on the balance of power in Europe and led to the decline of feudalism and the rise of nationalism.

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  • 24. 

    Who is the author of The Canterbury Tales?

    • A.

      Geoffrey Monmouth

    • B.

      William Beckett

    • C.

      Geoffrey of Anjou

    • D.

      Geoffrey Chaucer

    Correct Answer
    D. Geoffrey Chaucer
    Explanation
    Geoffrey Chaucer is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the author of The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer was an English poet and writer who lived in the 14th century. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English and is considered one of the greatest works of English literature. Chaucer's authorship of this famous work is well-documented and acknowledged by literary scholars.

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  • 25. 

    In the translation of texts, dynamic equivalence most closely refers to...

    • A.

      A word for word translation of the original text.

    • B.

      A "sense-for-sense" translation of the original text.

    • C.

      The use of multiple versions of a text to arrive at a translation.

    • D.

      Finding similarities between words to form meaning.

    Correct Answer
    B. A "sense-for-sense" translation of the original text.
    Explanation
    Dynamic equivalence refers to a translation approach that focuses on conveying the overall meaning and intent of the original text rather than translating it word for word. It emphasizes capturing the essence, tone, and cultural context of the source text, rather than adhering strictly to its literal wording. This approach allows for flexibility and adaptation in order to ensure that the translation resonates with the target audience and accurately conveys the intended message.

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  • 26. 

    After the defeat of king Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, this language became the official court language of England.

    • A.

      Middle English

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      Latin

    • D.

      Spanish

    Correct Answer
    B. French
    Explanation
    After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the Norman Conquest led to the establishment of French as the official court language of England. William the Conqueror, who emerged victorious in the battle, was a French-speaking Norman. As a result, French became the language of the ruling class and was used in the courts, administration, and among the nobility. This linguistic shift had a significant impact on the English language, introducing many French words and influences into Middle English.

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  • 27. 

    A "Zephyr" is...

    • A.

      A brisk, cold wind.

    • B.

      A fierce wind.

    • C.

      A gentle, warm breeze.

    • D.

      A car.

    Correct Answer
    C. A gentle, warm breeze.
    Explanation
    A "Zephyr" refers to a gentle, warm breeze. This term is often used to describe a light wind that brings a pleasant and refreshing feeling. Unlike a brisk or fierce wind, a zephyr is not strong or forceful. Instead, it is characterized by its gentle and soothing nature, making it a perfect choice for a warm breeze.

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  • 28. 

    Who convinced Henry that his cause in France was legal and just?

    • A.

      The Archbishop of Ely

    • B.

      The Archbishop of Canterbury

    • C.

      The Duke of Gloucester

    • D.

      The Duke of Essex

    Correct Answer
    B. The Archbishop of Canterbury
    Explanation
    The Archbishop of Canterbury convinced Henry that his cause in France was legal and just.

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  • 29. 

    According to the article which of the following was NOT one of the leadership traits displayed by Henry?

    • A.

      "Leading from the front"

    • B.

      "Building a sense of the mission through inspirational Speeches"

    • C.

      "Mixing in harsh punishment for lack of loyalty"

    • D.

      "Displaying a willingness to innovate"

    Correct Answer
    C. "Mixing in harsh punishment for lack of loyalty"
    Explanation
    The article states that Henry displayed leadership traits such as "leading from the front," "building a sense of the mission through inspirational speeches," and "displaying a willingness to innovate." However, it does not mention anything about Henry mixing in harsh punishment for lack of loyalty. Therefore, this trait was not displayed by Henry according to the article.

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  • 30. 

    Bardolph is hanged because he...

    • A.

      Tried to desert

    • B.

      Mugged a fellow soldier

    • C.

      Stole from the French

    • D.

      Was a coward on the battlefield

    Correct Answer
    C. Stole from the French
    Explanation
    Bardolph is hanged because he stole from the French. This implies that he committed an act of theft during his interactions with the French, which is considered a serious offense. As a result, he is punished by being hanged, indicating the severity of his crime.

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  • 31. 

    What gift does the Dauphin give to Henry?

    • A.

      A ton of treasure to mock his greed

    • B.

      Wine to mock his party days

    • C.

      A mirror to mock his vanity

    • D.

      Tennis balls to mock his youth

    Correct Answer
    D. Tennis balls to mock his youth
    Explanation
    The Dauphin gives Henry tennis balls to mock his youth. This gift is meant to belittle Henry and imply that he is more interested in frivolous activities like playing sports rather than focusing on the responsibilities of being a king. It also suggests that the Dauphin underestimates Henry's capabilities and sees him as immature and inexperienced.

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  • 32. 

    Why did Henry invade France? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

    • A.

      A conflict over the meaning of the Salic law

    • B.

      Because he was insulted by the Dauphin

    • C.

      Because his father tried and failed to win France

    • D.

      All of these options

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A conflict over the meaning of the Salic law
    B. Because he was insulted by the Dauphin
    Explanation
    Henry invaded France because there was a conflict over the meaning of the Salic law and because he was insulted by the Dauphin.

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  • 33. 

    What popular and comical character who, appeared in several of Shakespeare's other plays, dies of sickness in "Henry V?"

    • A.

      Falstaff

    • B.

      The bishop of Ely

    • C.

      Bardolf

    • D.

      Nym

    Correct Answer
    A. Falstaff
    Explanation
    Falstaff is a popular and comical character who appears in several of Shakespeare's other plays, such as "Henry IV" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor." In "Henry V," Falstaff dies of sickness offstage. He is a beloved character known for his humorous and larger-than-life personality, making his death a significant moment in the play.

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  • 34. 

    What is the name of the French herald?

    • A.

      Orleans

    • B.

      Brettan

    • C.

      Montjoy

    • D.

      He is unnamed and simply referred to as "herald."

    Correct Answer
    C. Montjoy
    Explanation
    Montjoy is the correct answer because he is the French herald mentioned in Shakespeare's play Henry V. Montjoy plays a significant role in the play, delivering messages and challenges between the French and English armies. He is a recognizable character with a specific name, unlike the other options provided.

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  • 35. 

    What is the name of the place where the climactic battle is fought?

    • A.

      Harfluer

    • B.

      Reuen

    • C.

      Alonscour

    • D.

      Agincourt

    Correct Answer
    D. Agincourt
    Explanation
    Agincourt is the correct answer because it is the name of the place where the climactic battle is fought. The other options (Harfluer, Reuen, Alonscour) are not associated with any climactic battle and therefore are incorrect.

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  • 36. 

    To what does Henry attribute his great victory?

    • A.

      The archers

    • B.

      The weather

    • C.

      The location

    • D.

      God

    Correct Answer
    D. God
    Explanation
    Henry attributes his great victory to God. This suggests that he believes his success in battle was not solely due to human efforts or external factors such as the archers, weather, or location. Instead, he believes that a higher power played a significant role in ensuring his victory. This could indicate his religious beliefs and the importance he places on divine intervention in his life and achievements.

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  • 37. 

    What was the first play to be performed at the Globe Theater?

    • A.

      Richard II

    • B.

      Henry IV part I

    • C.

      Henry IV part II

    • D.

      Henry V

    Correct Answer
    D. Henry V
    Explanation
    The first play to be performed at the Globe Theater was "Henry V."

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  • 38. 

    Who was NOT among the Southampton Traitors? 

    • A.

      Henry, Lord Scroop of Masham

    • B.

      Richard, Earl of Cambridge

    • C.

      Edward, Duke of York

    • D.

      Sir Thomas Grey

    Correct Answer
    C. Edward, Duke of York
    Explanation
    Edward, Duke of York was not among the Southampton Traitors. The Southampton Traitors were a group of nobles who conspired against King Henry V of England in the Southampton Plot of 1415. The conspirators included Henry, Lord Scroop of Masham, Richard, Earl of Cambridge, and Sir Thomas Grey. However, Edward, Duke of York, was not involved in the plot and therefore was not considered one of the Southampton Traitors.

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  • 39. 

    The four captains represented four of the main parts of Henry's realm. Which of the following is not one of those main regions. 

    • A.

      Cornwall

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Wales

    • D.

      Scotland

    • E.

      Ireland

    Correct Answer
    A. Cornwall
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cornwall. The question states that the four captains represented four main parts of Henry's realm, implying that the four regions mentioned (England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland) are the main regions of Henry's realm. Since Cornwall is not mentioned as one of the main regions, it is the correct answer.

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  • 40. 

    What does Henry tell the governor of Harfluer will happen if the town does not surrender?

    • A.

      Henry will lay siege to the town and starve them out.

    • B.

      Henry will let his troops run wild to murder and abuse the inhabitants

    • C.

      The English will blow the mines and destroy the town

    • D.

      God will punish them through plagues.

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry will let his troops run wild to murder and abuse the inhabitants
  • 41. 

    Of the 120,000 childen annually born in Dublin at the time, how many did Swift suggest should be used for the modest proposal?

    • A.

      100,000

    • B.

      10,000

    • C.

      120,000

    • D.

      5,000

    Correct Answer
    A. 100,000
    Explanation
    Swift suggests that 100,000 children should be used for the modest proposal. This proposal is a satirical essay in which Swift suggests that the poor Irish families should sell their children to the wealthy as a means of solving the country's poverty and overpopulation issues. By stating that 100,000 children should be used, Swift is highlighting the extreme and shocking nature of his proposal, emphasizing the absurdity of such a solution.

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  • 42. 

    What is the full title of "A Modest Proposal"?

    • A.

      A Modest Proposal for Maximizing the Usefulness of the Poor Children of Ireland and for Providing a Means to Regulate the Economy

    • B.

      A Modest Proposal for Feeding the Hungry, Clothing the Needy, Sheltering the Homeless, and Enriching the Poor People of Ireland

    • C.

      A Modest Proposal for Improving the Living Standards in Ireland and for Relieving the Poor People in Ireland of Their Unwanted Children

    • D.

      A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public

    Correct Answer
    D. A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public
    Explanation
    The full title of "A Modest Proposal" is "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public". This title reflects the satirical nature of the essay, in which the author suggests that poor Irish families should sell their children as food to the wealthy in order to alleviate poverty. The title highlights the author's ironic tone and his critique of the economic and social conditions in Ireland at the time.

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  • 43. 

    According to experts, it is most likely that "Beowulf" was first written down by...

    • A.

      A viking monk.

    • B.

      An Irish monk

    • C.

      An English monk

    • D.

      Geoffrey Chaucer

    Correct Answer
    C. An English monk
    Explanation
    An English monk is the most likely author of "Beowulf" because the poem is written in Old English, which was the language spoken in England during the time the poem was composed. Additionally, the poem contains elements of Anglo-Saxon culture and history, further supporting the theory that it was written by an English monk. The other options, Viking and Irish monks, are less likely because "Beowulf" does not align as closely with their respective cultures and languages. Geoffrey Chaucer, a well-known English poet, lived several centuries after "Beowulf" was composed and is not associated with the poem.

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  • 44. 

    When Beowulf first arrives in the kingdom, they sit in the mead-hall for a while. Then, the Danes retire to safer sleeping quarters while Beowulf and the Geats bed down in the hall, fully aware that Grendel will visit them. He does.  What does Grendel do?

    • A.

      The ogre furiously bursts in on the Geats, killing one and then reaching for Beowulf.

    • B.

      Kills the king and Beowulf.

    • C.

      Retreats in terror.

    • D.

      Brings in his mother to finish off the Danes.

    Correct Answer
    A. The ogre furiously bursts in on the Geats, killing one and then reaching for Beowulf.
    Explanation
    Grendel furiously bursts into the mead-hall and attacks the Geats. He kills one of them and then goes after Beowulf.

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  • 45. 

    According to the details in "Beowulf," which elements construct a person’s identity?

    • A.

      Deeds, courage and lineage

    • B.

      Friendship, loyalty and a sense of community

    • C.

      Strength, possessions, and wealth

    • D.

      Trophies, stolen treasure, and plunder

    Correct Answer
    A. Deeds, courage and lineage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Deeds, courage, and lineage. In "Beowulf," a person's identity is constructed based on their actions and accomplishments (deeds), their bravery and willingness to face danger (courage), and their family background and ancestry (lineage). These elements define who a person is and how they are perceived by others in the society portrayed in the epic poem.

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  • 46. 

    In Henry V, on which saint's feast day was the climactic battle fought?

    • A.

      Christian

    • B.

      Christina

    • C.

      Crispin

    • D.

      Christiana

    Correct Answer
    C. Crispin
    Explanation
    In Henry V, the climactic battle was fought on the feast day of Saint Crispin. This is significant because Saint Crispin is the patron saint of cobblers and leather workers, and the play portrays the English soldiers as common men who rise to greatness on the battlefield. By fighting on Saint Crispin's day, the soldiers are symbolically aligning themselves with the virtues of hard work, humility, and perseverance that the saint represents. This connection adds depth and meaning to the battle and emphasizes the bravery and valor of the English troops.

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  • 47. 

    What is the name of the French princess in Henry V?

    • A.

      Katherine

    • B.

      Elizabeth

    • C.

      Daphne

    • D.

      Catherina

    Correct Answer
    A. Katherine
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's play Henry V, the name of the French princess is Katherine. This character is the daughter of King Charles VI of France and is given in marriage to Henry V as part of a political alliance. Throughout the play, Katherine struggles with the language barrier and attempts to learn English with the help of her maid, Alice. Eventually, Katherine and Henry V fall in love, solidifying the union between England and France.

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  • 48. 

    In Henry V, who opens the play with the line: "O for a muse of fire..."

    • A.

      Chorus

    • B.

      Henry

    • C.

      Dauphin

    • D.

      Montjoy

    Correct Answer
    A. Chorus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chorus. In Henry V, the play is opened by the Chorus, who delivers the famous prologue speech beginning with the line, "O for a muse of fire..." The Chorus serves as a narrator throughout the play, providing commentary and setting the scene for the audience.

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  • 49. 

    In Henry V who said: "For I have made an offer to his majesty-upon our spiritual convocation-as touching France."

    • A.

      The Duke of Exeter

    • B.

      The duke of Gloucester

    • C.

      The Archbishop of Canterbury

    • D.

      The Chorus

    Correct Answer
    C. The Archbishop of Canterbury
    Explanation
    The Archbishop of Canterbury said the quote in Henry V. He mentions making an offer to the king regarding France during a spiritual convocation. This suggests that the archbishop is involved in matters of diplomacy and politics, using his position in the church to influence decisions.

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  • 50. 

    In Henry V, who said: "We are glad the Dauphin is so pleasant with us."

    • A.

      The Duke of Exeter

    • B.

      Henry V

    • C.

      The Duke of Gloucester

    • D.

      The Duke of York

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry V
    Explanation
    In Henry V, the character Henry V himself says, "We are glad the Dauphin is so pleasant with us." This quote indicates that Henry V is pleased with the Dauphin's friendly behavior towards him and his army. The Duke of Exeter, the Duke of Gloucester, and the Duke of York are not the ones who say this line.

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