English Literature 5 by Shabbir Ahmed | Sep 13, 2018 | 0 comments Welcome to your English Literature 5 Toward the close of which century did English replace French as the language of conducting business in Parliament and in court of law?A) tenthB) eleventhC) twelfthD) fourteenthE) thirteenth Which king began a war to enforce his claims to the throne of France in 1336?A) Henry IIB) Henry IIIC) Henry VD) Louis XIVE) Edward III Who would be called the English Homer and father of English poetry?A) BedeB) Sir Thomas MaloryC) Geoffrey ChaucerD) CaedmonE) John Gower What was vellum?A) parchment made of animal skinB) the service owed to a lord by his peasants ("villeins")C) unrhymed iambic pentameterD) an unbreakable oath of fealtyE) a prized ink used in the illumination of prestigious manuscripts Only a small proportion of medieval books survive, large numbers having been destroyed in:A) the Anglo-Saxon Conquest beginning in the 1450s.B) the Norman Conquest of 1066.C) the Peasant Uprising of 1381.D) the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1530s.E) the wave of contempt for manuscripts that followed the beginning of printing in 1476. What is the first extended written specimen of Old English?A) Boethius's Consolidation of PhilosophyB) Saint Jerome's translation of the BibleC) Malory's Morte DarthurD) Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English PeopleE) a code of laws promulgated by King Ethelbert Who was the first English Christian king?A AlfredB Richard IIIC Richard IID Henry IIE Ethelbert In Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, what is the fate of those who fail to observe the sacred duty of blood vengeance?A) banishment to AsiaB) everlasting shameC) conversion to ChristianityD) mild melancholiaE) being buried alive Christian writers like the Beowulf poet looked back on their pagan ancestors withA) nostalgia and ill-concealed envy.B) bewilderment and visceral loathing.C) bewilderment and visceral loathing.D) bigotry and shallow triumphalism.E) the deepest reluctance. The use of "whale-road"for sea and "life-house"for body are examples of what literary technique, popular in Old English poetry?A) symbolismB) simileC) metonymyD) kenningE) appositive expression Which of the following statements is not an accurate description of Old English poetryA) Romantic love is a guiding principle of moral conduct.B) Its formal and dignified use of speech was distant from everyday use of language.C) Irony is a mode of perception, as much as it was a figure of speech.D) Christian and pagan ideals are sometimes mixed.E) Its idiom remained remarkably uniform for nearly three centuries. Which of the following best describes litote, a favorite rhetorical device in Old English poetry?A) embellishment at the service of Christian doctrineB) repetition of parallel syntactic structuresC) ironic understatementD) stress on every third diphthongE) a compound of two words in place of a single word How did Henry II, the first of England's Plantagenet kings, acquire vast provinces in southern France?A) the Battle of HastingsB) Saint Patrick's missionC) the Fourth Lateran CouncilD) the execution of William SawtreE) his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine Which of the following languages did not coexist in Anglo-Norman England?A) latinB) DutchC) FrenchD) CelticE) English Which twelfth-century poet or poets were indebted to Breton storytellers for their narratives?A) Geoffrey ChaucerB) Marie de FranceC) Chrétien de TroyesD) a and c onlyE) b and c only To what did the word the roman, from which the genre of "romance"emerged, initially apply?A) a work derived from a Latin text of the Roman EmpireB) a story about love and adventureC) a Roman officialD) a work written in the French vernacularE) a series of short stories Popular English adaptations of romances appealed primarily toA) the royal family and upper orders of the nobilityB) the lower orders of the nobilityC) agricultural laborersD) the clergyE) the Welsh What is the climax of Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain?A) the reign of King ArthurB) the coronation of Henry IIC) King John's seal of the Magna CartaD) the marriage of Henry II to Eleanor of AquitaineE) the defeat of the French by Henry V Ancrene Riwle is a manual of instruction forA) courtiers entering the service of Richard IIB) translators of French romancesC) women who have chosen to live as religious reclusesD) knights preparing for their first tournamentE) witch-hunters and exorcists The styles of The Owl and the Nightingale and Ancrene Riwle show what about the poetry and prose written around the year 1200?A) They were written for sophisticated and well-educated readers.B) Writing continued to benefit only readers fluent in Latin and French.C) Their readers' primary language was English.D) a and c onlyE) a and b only Many islands make up---A An islesB A peninsulaC An archipelagoD A continent A person who writes about his own life writes---A) A diaryB) A biographyC) A chronicleD) An autobiography The people who carry a coffin at a funeral are called-A) UndertakersB) SupportersC) PallbearersD) Mourners ‘Razzmatazz’ means---A) A musical instrumentB) A well-planned programmedC) A noisy activityD) A musical drama One who unduly forwards in rendering services for others is not generally liked in society. ----which of the following words represents truly the character of the person mentioned above?A) BenevolentB) OfficiousC) OfficialD) Bureaucratic The word ‘’plurality’’ means---A) The letter ‘’S’’B) Men and womenC) Chaos and confusionD) The holding of more than one office at a time ‘Home maker’ is---A ) A person who builds homeB) A person who designs homeC) A male who is a servant in homeD) A house wife The meaning of ‘a privilege’ is a----A) ResponsibilityB) Special favor or rightC) PropertyD) Decision A cobbler is a person who---A) Sells shoesB) Exports shoesC) Collects shoesD) Mends shoes What is the appropriate meaning of, Swan Song?A) First workB) Middle workC) Early workD) Last work Aquaculture is the art of growing plants and animals---A) On soilB) In pondsC) In laboratoryD) In water ‘’Seeming right or true but actually wrong or false’’-----A) DeceptiveB) SpeciousC) IllusoryD) Pretentious An economic embargo is widely exercised by the influential countries. Select the closest meaning of embargo---A) Expansion of armed forcesB) Restriction on foreign trade and investmentC) Free tradeD) Alliance with super power ‘Post mortem’ means---A) Post-mortalB) Post-medicalC) BiopsyD) Autopsy White elephant means---A) A harmful elementB) A notorious personC) A very costly possessionD) A kind of Burmese elephant The word ‘’boring chore’’ mean---A) Wasteful effortB) Absorbing thoughtC) Tiresome jobD) Uninteresting work A person who rules without consulting other---A) DemocratB) BureaucratC) FanaticD) Autocrat ‘Speed money’ means---A) Percentage of interestB) BribeC) Black moneyD) Hard earned money A specialist in eye diseases is called---A) A cardiologistB) An ophthalmologistC) An opticianD) A neurologist To resolve a problem is to---A) Find an answerB) Ignore itC) Pose a questionD) Do mathematics Time is Up!