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1. | What makes Beowulf such an important literary work? It is the first great work of a national literature.|  |
| |  Literary Elements
The questions below refer to the selection "from Beowulf."

The Epic Hero |
|  2. | Which of the following statements best supports the idea that Beowulf is an epic hero? | | | |
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d.| He embodies the ideals of Anglo-Saxon society.|
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|  3. | Which of the following statements best shows that Beowulf has the ethics of an epic hero? b.| Beowulf berates Unferth for killing his own kin.|
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| |  Literary Elements
The questions below refer to the selection "from Beowulf."

Alliteration and Kennings |
|  4. | Which of the following quotations from Beowulf contains alliteration? | | | |
c.| “The ancient blade broke, bit . . ., drew blood”| | |
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|  5. | Which of the following quotations from Beowulf contains a kenning? a.| “And all at once the greedy she-wolf”|
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| |  Comprehension
The questions below refer to the selection "The Seafarer." | |  6. | The tone in which the speaker describes earlier times is | | b.| nostalgic, because he speaks with longing|
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|  7. | The speaker thinks that the world in its present state is | | d.| without glory and honor|
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|  8. | Life has taught the speaker that a.| worldly glory and power vanish|
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| |  Extra Comprehension
The questions below refer to the selection "The Seafarer." | |  9. | The overall mood of the poem is a.| melancholy|  |
|  10. | Which of the following is an example of a kenning? | | c.| “whales home”|
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| |  Literary Element: Elegy |
|  11. | That “The Seafarer” is an elegy is supported by all of the following assertions except that the | | | |
c.| speaker begs God’s forgiveness|
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| | Comprehension
The questions below refer to the selection "The Prologue, from The Canterbury Tales." | |  12. | In “The Prologue,” Chaucer’s main objective is to a.| analyze religious customs| c.| introduce his cast of characters| b.| reveal the narrator’s thoughts| d.| describe a London inn|  |

|  13. | How does Chaucer imply that the Cook’s dishes are not appetizing? a.| The Cook refuses to consult recipe books.| b.| The Cook has a large, festering sore.|
c.| The Cook adds too much salt to his creation.|
d.| The Cook burns everything he makes.|
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|  14. | The Wife of Bath is a a.| pious churchgoer and religious teacher| b.| well-traveled vendor of fine silk clothing|
c.| veteran of several pilgrimages and marriages|
d.| widow of a prosperous doctor in Bath|
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| |  Extra Comprehension
The questions below refer to the selection "The Prologue, from The Canterbury Tales." | |  15. | Which member of the clergy receives the most admiring, flattering description? a.| the Parson| c.| the Monk| b.| the Nun| d.| the Friar|

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|  16. | Which pilgrim apparently knows and uses love potions? a.| the Squire| c.| the Summoner| b.| the Friar| d.| the Wife of Bath|
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|  17. | Which pilgrim did a brisk business in fake holy relics? a.| the Squire| c.| the Pardoner| b.| the Merchant| d.| the Summoner|
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|  18. | Which pilgrim has acquired so much wealth that he can lend his lord money? a.| the Reeve| c.| the Merchant| b.| the Miller| d.| the Plowman|
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| |  Literary Elements
The questions below refer to the selection "The Prologue, from The Canterbury Tales."

Characterization |
|  19. | Chaucer’s characterizations of the Prioress, the Monk, and others connected with the Church are mainly a.| idealized| c.| flattering| b.| realistic| d.| satirical|
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| |  Comprehension
The questions below refer to the selection "The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act I." | |  20. | The witch’s tale of the sailor indicates that the weird sisters are a.| comical| c.| mischievous| b.|...
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