Eng 217 Quiz 2

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Eng 217 Quiz 2 - Quiz

This is our second quiz on the Old English period.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A poem or song of lament and praise for the dead.

    An elegy is a form of poetry or song that expresses both grief and admiration for someone who has passed away. It is a type of lamentation that pays tribute to the deceased and reflects on their life and legacy. Elegies often evoke emotions of sadness and mourning, while also celebrating the life and accomplishments of the person being remembered. They provide a space for both sorrow and praise, allowing the poet or songwriter to express their feelings of loss and honor the memory of the departed.

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  • 2. 

    All of the elegies appear in this manuscript (2 words).

    The Exeter Book is a manuscript that contains all of the elegies mentioned in the question. It is a collection of Old English poetry, including famous elegies such as "The Wanderer," "The Seafarer," and "The Wife's Lament." The Exeter Book is one of the most important surviving sources of Old English literature and provides valuable insights into the culture and language of the time.

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  • 3. 

    The idea that everthing in this world passes away (1 word).

    The concept being described in the question is the belief that everything in the world is temporary or impermanent. The word "transience" perfectly captures this idea, as it refers to the state of being transient or not lasting. It implies that everything has a limited existence and will eventually fade or cease to exist.

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  • 4. 

    The passage in the Wanderer beginning, 'where has the horse gone,' belongs to this motif (two words, Latin).

    The correct answer is "ubi sunt". This Latin phrase translates to "where are they" or "where have they gone". The passage in the Wanderer that begins with "where has the horse gone" is referencing this motif of contemplating the transience and impermanence of life. The speaker is reflecting on the disappearance of things and people, highlighting the inevitability of loss and change. This motif is commonly found in literature and serves to evoke feelings of nostalgia and existential contemplation.

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  • 5. 

    'Spirit's coffer' and 'treasure-hoard' are metaphorical compounds words. They are also called this (1 word. use plural form).

    The given correct answer is "kennings". Kennings are metaphorical compounds words used in Old English and Old Norse poetry. They are typically a combination of two words that create a poetic image or description of something. In this case, "spirit's coffer" and "treasure-hoard" are examples of kennings. They use figurative language to convey the idea of a spiritual or hidden treasure.

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  • 6. 

    What season is it in the Wanderer?

    The correct answer is winter because the question asks about the season in the Wanderer, and the answer provided is winter.

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  • 7. 

    In the Wanderer 'Wyrd' is a Christian term, meaning 'fate.'

    • A.


    • B.


    Correct Answer
    B. False
    In the Wanderer, 'Wyrd' is not a Christian term meaning 'fate'. Instead, 'Wyrd' is an Old English term that refers to a concept of fate or destiny in Germanic paganism. The Wanderer is an Old English poem that reflects the beliefs and values of the pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon society. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 8. 

    Part of the Dream of the Rood appears in runes on this 8th century cross (two words, but I'll accept one)

    Correct Answer
    ruthwell cross
    The correct answer is "ruthwell cross, ruthwell." The Ruthwell Cross is an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon cross that features a portion of the Dream of the Rood in runes. The cross is located in Ruthwell, hence the name "Ruthwell Cross."

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  • 9. 

    This rhetorical device allows the cross to speak in the Dream of the Rood (one word)

    Correct Answer
    Personification is a rhetorical device that attributes human characteristics to inanimate objects or abstract concepts. In the context of the Dream of the Rood, the cross is given human-like qualities, such as the ability to speak, express emotions, and recount its own experiences. This personification enhances the emotional impact of the poem and allows the cross to become a more relatable and dynamic character, engaging the reader on a deeper level.

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  • 10. 

    When he mounts the cross, Jesus is described as one of these (one word).

    Correct Answer
    The correct answer for this question is "hero, warrior, haeleth." In the context of the question, Jesus is described as one of these when he mounts the cross. These terms suggest that Jesus is seen as a courageous and noble figure, someone who displays bravery and strength in the face of adversity. The use of multiple terms emphasizes the various qualities and roles attributed to Jesus in different cultural and religious traditions.

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