Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following time brackets comprises the Anglo-Norman period in England?
    • A. 

      1044-1259

    • B. 

      952-1066

    • C. 

      1066-1340

    • D. 

      1020-1450

  • 2. 
    The Battle of Hastings was fought between William the Conqueror of Normandy and whom?
    • A. 

      Harold Godwinson

    • B. 

      Harold Harefoot

    • C. 

      Harald Olafsson

    • D. 

      Harald Gormsson

  • 3. 
    Which of these was not a consequence of the Norman Conquest of England?
    • A. 

      The foundation of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

    • B. 

      A zest for refined life and the knightly code

    • C. 

      Implementation of laissez-faire economics

    • D. 

      Religious crusades to claim Jerusalem from the infidels

  • 4. 
    During the Anglo-Norman period, which of the following became the language of court?
    • A. 

      English

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Latin

    • D. 

      Flemish

  • 5. 
    Which of these is not one of the seven deadly sins?
    • A. 

      Gluttony

    • B. 

      Sloth

    • C. 

      Wrath

    • D. 

      Dishonesty

  • 6. 
    The “Wheel of Fortune” was a pervasive idea throughout the Middle Ages. What did it not represent?
    • A. 

      The ephemeral nature of earthly things

    • B. 

      The stability of all things

    • C. 

      An evolution of the Old English “wyrd”

    • D. 

      That important things in life come from within

  • 7. 
    The Ptolemaic conception of the universe stated what?
    • A. 

      That the earth was located at the centre of the universe

    • B. 

      That the sun was located at the centre of the universe

    • C. 

      That the planets align once every decade

    • D. 

      That the Age of Aquarius would signify the end of the world

  • 8. 
    How many estates was medieval society divided into?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 9. 
    Where is the Black Death thought to have originated?  
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Pakistan

  • 10. 
    Which of the following did not contribute to the spreading of the Black Death to Europe?
    • A. 

      Rats

    • B. 

      Fleas

    • C. 

      Ships

    • D. 

      Pigs

  • 11. 
    In the High Middle Ages, the transition towards which movement began?
    • A. 

      Feudalism

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Gothic

    • D. 

      Romanticism

  • 12. 
    Which of these is not a characteristic of medieval literature?
    • A. 

      Heroism

    • B. 

      Moral lessons

    • C. 

      Idealised behaviour

    • D. 

      Stream of consciousness

  • 13. 
    Medieval heroes often suffered from what?
    • A. 

      Love sickness

    • B. 

      Amnesia

    • C. 

      Vanity

    • D. 

      Agoraphobia

  • 14. 
    Which rhetorical device corresponds to the following definition? "A form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. A story with two meanings: a literal and a figurative one."
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Allegory

    • C. 

      Antiphrasis

    • D. 

      Antithesis

  • 15. 
    Which of the following does not characterise the hero’s quest in medieval literature?
    • A. 

      His journey towards a goal

    • B. 

      His tragic flaw

    • C. 

      His cowardice in battle

    • D. 

      His code of conduct

  • 16. 
    When was Sir Gawain and the Green Knight written?
    • A. 

      1375-1400

    • B. 

      1030-1070

    • C. 

      1400-1450

    • D. 

      1280-1320

  • 17. 
    The author of the SGGK text is often referred to as what?
    • A. 

      The Ruby Poet

    • B. 

      The Sapphire Poet

    • C. 

      The Pearl Poet

    • D. 

      The Diamond Poet

  • 18. 
    The piece is composed of how many stanzas?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      101

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      201

  • 19. 
    What is the name of the short line followed by four longer rhymed lines which appear after an irregular number of unrhymed lines in the text?
    • A. 

      The hook-and-round technique

    • B. 

      The dip-and-sweep technique

    • C. 

      The squat-and-helm technique

    • D. 

      The bob-and-wheel technique

  • 20. 
    The text is a verse romance. How would you define this genre?
    • A. 

      A Middle-English alliterative romance

    • B. 

      A romantic work in rhymed verse

    • C. 

      A religious work in unrhymed verse

    • D. 

      A romantic work in a Romance language

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not a medieval genre?
    • A. 

      Religious prose

    • B. 

      Narrative prose

    • C. 

      Novel

    • D. 

      Romance

  • 22. 
    What type of hero is Sir Gawain?
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Chivalric

    • C. 

      Epigonic

    • D. 

      Anti-heroic

  • 23. 
    The text reveals the author’s aversion to increasing corruption in what?
    • A. 

      The knightly code

    • B. 

      The feudal system

    • C. 

      The tax system

    • D. 

      The Church

  • 24. 
    SGGK is told in the third person, except when the narrator describes events from his own perspective. What is this technique called?
    • A. 

      The eyewitness technique

    • B. 

      The separation technique

    • C. 

      The bystander technique

    • D. 

      The partition technique

  • 25. 
    At the start of the poem, which place and time are described?
    • A. 

      Glastonbury in Summer

    • B. 

      Stonehenge at Easter

    • C. 

      Bath in Autumn

    • D. 

      Camelot at Christmas

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