Answers to 9th Grade English Literature Quiz

Posted: September 9, 2015 in Articles
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For anyone who wants to see how they did on this quiz, here are the answers! (-10 each)


  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.

________ scop ____  6. An Anglo-Saxon poet was referred to as a gleeman.

________ true _____ 7. Caedmon was the first English poet whose name we know.

_ Grendel’s mother_ 8. The three adversaries of Beowulf were the dragon, Grendel, and Hrothgar.

_______ true _____ 9. Wiglaf was the young warrior who helped Beowulf slay the dragon.

the Venerable Bede_ 10. Caedmon wrote Ecclesiastical History of the English People.

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