English Literature Quiz 1

Topic: Importance of Language
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Last updated: May 5, 2019
Poetry
was the first literature of the Anglo-Saxons.

Caesura
is a pause or break in a line of poetry.

Alliteration
is the repetition of the same initial consonant sounds.

Simple language
is NOT a characteristic of Anglo-Saxon literature.

Beowulf
is the greatest Anglo-Saxon poem.

Scop
was an Anglo-Saxon poet referred to as a gleeman.

True
Caedmon was the first English poet whose name we know.

Grendel’s mother
The three adversaries of Beowulf were the dragon, Grendel, and Hrothgar

True
Wiglaf was the young warrior who helped Beowulf slay the dragon.

the Venerable Bede
Caedmon wrote the Eccelesiastical History of the English People.

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