Unit 1

  1. What was the place where people would worship pagan gods throughout the week
  2. Where is the Stonehedge located
    Plains of Salisbury
  3. English literature began with who
    Anglo Saxons
  4. Who settled in the fifth century A.D.
    Anglo Saxon
  5. The Anglo Saxon believe a mysterious power that ruled the unrevised was
    Wyrd, and Fate
  6. First literature of the Anglo Saxon was
  7. What was not written, but rather recited or sung
  8. The five striking characteristics of the Anglos Saxon
    • 1. love if freedom
    • 2. Responsiveness to nature, especially in her sterner mood
    • 3. strong religion convictions and a belief un wyrd or fate
    • 4. reverence for womanhood
    • 5. a devotion to glory as the ruling motive in every warrior’s life
  9. An Anglo Saxon poet was called
  10. Who also recited poems but was also a performer, chanter, jester and entitaner
  11. Anglo saxon poetry was composed of two half lines separated by
    pause or caerura
  12. What literary term means stressing certain syllables or words
  13. What literary term means beginning words with the same syllables sound
  14. Repetition of ideas in slightly differing form
  15. Poetry abounds with parallelisms, compounds, synonyms, and strong metaphorical expressions called
  16. The greatest of the Anglo-Saxon poems and the oldest surviving epic of any Germanic people is
  17. Beowulf has many traditional qualities of an epic
    • 1. It is about a great national hero
    • 2. It is written in lofty language
    • 3. It contains supernatural elements
    • 4. It explores the of good and evil
  18. Is a story about a man who struggling against three monstrous and mysterious in carnations of evil
  19. What were the three monster that Beowulf fought
    Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, and a fire breathing dragon
  20. King Hrothgar built a great hall meaning hart-hall
  21. what was the years of the Anglo-Saxon Period
  22. What are some other Anglo-Saxon poems besides beowulf
    The Seafarer
  23. what are some other Anglo-Saxon riddles
    Bookworm, Mead
  24. Who wrote the ecclesiastical history of the English people
    Venerable Bede
  25. Became the center of culture in England in the seventieth century
  26. The founder of English history
    The Venerable Bede
  27. The first Anglo-Saxon poet whose name we know
  28. The gospel of john is from a book of Gospels called
    Book if Lindisfarne
  29. Who was the founder if English prose and the first English man of letters who was not a churchman
    Alfred the Great
  30. Who made Englishmen aware of their common history
    Alfred the great
  31. Is a story about a king that doesn’t know what to do with his faith
    The conversion of the king
  32. Is a story about a man that was called by god to sing praises
    The story of Caedmon
  33. Who sang hymn about and religious things
  34. What is the English language
  35. What are the three periods
    Old English, middle English, modern English
  36. What year and what language is the modern period
    1500- present normal english
  37. What year and what language is the old period
    240-1150 Anglo Saxon
  38. What year and what language is the middle period
    1150-1500 medieval
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Unit 1
Anglo-Saxon Period