English Literature 9th Grade Quiz

Posted: September 3, 2015 in Articles
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I scored 100% 🙂 but I also had a book and read the material. All you adults out there, do you remember any of this and do you think any of it matters? Have fun and answers will be given in a few days!


  1. What was the first literature of the Anglo-Saxons?
    a. drama                                  c. prose
    b. poetry                                  d. short story
  2. What is a pause of break in a line of poetry?
    a. accent                                 c. caesura
    b. alliteration                           d. kenning
  3. What is the repetition of the same initial consonant sounds?
    a. accent                                c. caesura
    b. alliteration                           d. kenning
  4. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Anglo-Saxon literature?
    a. love of freedom                                             c. responsiveness to nature
    b. strong religious convictions                              d. simple language
  5. What poem is the greatest Anglo-Saxon poem?
    a. “The Seafarer”                               c. Beowulf
    b. “Bookworm”                                  d. “Honey-Mead”

TRUE/FALSE: If true, mark true; otherwise, replace italicized word(s) with the word(s) that will make sentence true.

__________________  6. An Anglo-Saxon poet was referred to as a gleeman.

__________________ 7. Caedmon was the first English poet whose name we know.

__________________ 8. The three adversaries of Beowulf were the dragon, Grendel, and Hrothgar.

__________________ 9. Wiglaf was the young warrior who helped Beowulf slay the dragon.

__________________ 10. Caedmon wrote Ecclesiastical History of the English People.

  1. bert0001 says:

    🙂 i think i’d fail — i never had any english literature, only english text books on maths and physics

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