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I. Authors: identify what each of the following wrote.
a. William Golding
b. Sir Thomas Malory
c. Geoffrey Chaucer
d. George Orwell
e. the Pearl Poet
II. Works

List the date of and literary period associated with each of the works.

a. Beowulf
b. Animal Farm
c. Canterbury Tales
d. Morte d’ Arthur
e. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
f. Lord of the Flies
III. Literary Periods

List the dates of each period.

a. . Anglo-Saxon Period
b. Medieval Period

IV. List the major characters (2-4) of each of the following works.
a. Animal Farm
b. Beowulf
c. The Pardoner’s Tale
d. Lord of the Flies
e. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
f. Morte d’ Arthur
V. Terms: Write the term beside the definition. Use the terms from the Study Guide that lists what will be on the exam.

l. Writing other than poetry or drama.

2. A symbolic story that uses characters, setting, and plot as symbols.
3. A metaphorical word compound in Beowulf: ring giver, whale road.
4. When the audience or reader knows more than the characters know.
5. An Anglo-Saxon word for fate or destiny.

6. A story with a moral and animal characters.

7. A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all

property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a

whole or to the state.
8. A sermon with a moral: “The Pardoner’s Tale.”
9. A recurring symbol, image, or theme.
10. A writing that uses wit to point out flaws of a work in order to inspire

reform: Animal Farm.
11. “God from the Machine”; a contrived or unrealistic ending.
12. The more primitive aspect of the psyche according to Freud.

13. A theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of

ownership and control of the means of production and distribution of

money, land, goods, in the community as a whole to benefit all.

14. A type of compound word metaphor used in Beowulf such as “Whale

15. A reference in one work of literature to something in history or art or

other literature that the writer expects the reader to recognize.
16. A poem consisting of an alternating rhyming four-line stanza; popular

in the Medieval Period.
17. The worker in Communist societies: Animal Farm.
18. The part of the psyche that represents the conscience or sense of right and wrong.
19. Idea that humans are basically good until corrupted from outside infuences.
20. Rational, acting part of the psyche.
21. Period in literature from 440-1066: Beowulf.
22. A type of writing that contains a hero, a love interest, the supernatural,

and chivalry.
23. 1066-1485: a time in history with great changes: Chaucer.
24. The poet or storyteller in Anglo-Saxon times.
25. A long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life


26. The bonds of loyalty and brotherhood that bound the thane to his lord

in Anglo-Saxon times.
27. A mesh shirt made of tiny iron rings (armor).
Add these to the list. (Disregard farce, hyperbole, verbal irony, scapegoat.)

31. Feudal: having to do with the land in medieval times.

32. Protagonist: leading character involved in the conflict.

33. Totalitarian: one party in absolute control.

34. Alliteration: repetition of initial consonant sounds.

35. Caesura: pause in a line of poetry
VI. Letters: Identify where each of the following is placed in the letter and what each is.

a. heading

b. inside address

c. complimentary close

d. salutation
What punctuation is used after the salutation?

After the complimentary close?

What gets capitalized in the complimentary close?

In the salutation

Which gets indented—modified block or block?
VII. Punctuation
l. What is a comma splice?

2. What is a fragment?

3. Which introduces, a colon or a semi-colon?

4. Which is used to separate, a semi-colon or a colon?

5. Label these sentence I or C. Correct them if they are incorrect.
a. My back is hurting, I need to lie down.

b. Although, he is here, he won’t say anything.

c. If you want to go to the nurse or the office for some aspirin.

d. My thoughts are these: Study for your test, do your review sheet, and get

a good night’s sleep.

e. I fell asleep; however I woke up later.

f. The test is tomorrow, and you need to be here for it.

g. The classes you need to graduate are: science, math, English, history, and health.

h. The chili is delicious; I had two bowls.

i. I know that you tried; although your grade does not reflect it.

j. They left us some money; but we did not take it.

k. However, the rain has stopped.

l. Well, I am not sure what you mean.

m. The messy, cluttered room is not very inviting.

n. The frightened small child ran from the room.

o. My friends dropped me off at the game, but I did not stay.

p. If he is not a member of the club he will have to pay to get in.

q. My mom a newly practicing dentist will see you for free.

VIII. Usage. Circle the correct sentence.
1. a. She looks like she is really tired.

b. She looks as though she is really tired.

2. a. I am not sure how it will effect you.

b. I am not sure how it will affect you.

3. a. Mom said it was alright to stay until 12.

b. Mom said it was all right to stay until 12.

4. a. Irregardless of what you say, I do not believe it.

b. Regardless of what you say, I do not believe it.

5. a. She is a disinterested party so ask her to judge.

b. She is an uninterested party, so ask her to judge.

6. a. Please stop aggravating your brother.

b. Please stop irritating your brother.

7. a. I think Kim was trying to elude me in the mall.

b. I think Kim was trying to allude me in the hall.

8. a. Hopefully, I will earn an A.

b. I hope that I earn an A.

9. a. In a while you will go home.

b. In awhile you will go home.

10. a. I had a really fun time last night.

b. I had a lot of fun last night.

11. a. Adolph Hitler has acquired a notorious reputation.

b. Adolph Hitler has acquired a famous reputation.

12. a. The amount of dropouts is high.

b. The number of dropouts is high.

13. a. Between you and me, I think she is evil.

b. Between you and I, I think he is evil.

14. a. Her dad tried to ensure her success by sending her to the best college.

b. Her dad tried to insure her success by sending her to the best college.

15. a. The doorknob is loose, I think.

b. The doorknob is lose, I think.

16. a. Did anyone try and help?

b. Did anyone try to help?

17. a. I run better than he.

b. I run better then he.

18. a. Being as you are late, you must go to the office.

b. Because you are late, you must go to the office.

19. a. They did it theirselves.

b. They did it themselves.

20. a. You must learn algebra, to write an essay, and biology.

b. You must learn algebra, essay writing, and biology.

21. a. I was literally hopping mad.

b. I was figuratively hopping mad.

22. a. The new medicine may not have an effect on you.

b. The new medicine may not have an affect on you.

23. a. We have a lot of homework.

b. We have alot of homework.

24. a. It is not all right with me.

b. It is not alright with me.

25. a. They are all together too noisy.

b. They are altogether too noisy.
IX. Vocabulary

Choose the letter of the best response.

l. mundane

a. intelligent b. under threat c. persistently bad d. ordinary

2. indigent

a. foreign b. poor c. more than is needed d. cautious

3. ennui

a. excessive b. predictable c. boredom d. insincerity

4. incognito

a. to be an expert b. in disguise c. loud d. to leave secretly and quickly d. not memorable

5. nebulous

a. hazy b. to be a minor c. wasteful d. private

6. extraneous

a. not relevant b. speedy c. fulfilling d. formal

7. venerate

a. to lie b. to be bold c. to honor d. to harm

8. antipathy

a. slander b. strong dislike. public praise d. trickery

9. erudite

a. kind b. to be learned c. frightened d. to be emotionless

10. charlatan

a. someone who masquerades or tricks b. someone who appeases c. someone who reports to a person of authority d.someone who values the past

11. euphony

a. a poem of honor b. a speech about someone who had died c. displeasing or harsh sounds d. pleasing or melodious sounds

12. introvert

a. poor and wretched b. a social person c. someone who shows concern d. a private or shy person

13. immutable

a. favorable b. predictable c. unchangeable d. reserved

14. assimilates

a. diligent; hardworking b. to be absorbed c. to behave politely d. to be abnormal

15. copious

a. plentiful b. bold c. beliefs d. excessive

16. feign

a. to pretend b. to be convincing c .to replace d. to receive a privilege

17. farcial

a. humorous b. ridiculous c. happy d. well adjusted

18. nondescript

a. changeable b. questionable c. not remarkable d. not memorable

19. bravado

a. false courage b. arrogance c. a quarrel d. a challenge

20. expatriate

a. traveling b. poor c. self-exiled d. scant or small

21. facile

a. easily done b. to be at one’s lowest point c. peak in career d. assumed self-importance

22. homily

a. a large space b. a poem for the dead c. a worldly person d. a moral talk

23. paragon

a. one’s spirit b. an example c .the law d. the future


a. to be aware b. to charm c. to learn d. to admit the truth

25. lampoon

a. to threaten b. to hush c. to declare d. to satirize

Part II. Terms: Choose the term that fits best.
26. A recurring symbol, theme, or idea.

a. scop b. metaphor c. motif d. apostrophe

27. The worker in Communist society

a. bourgeois b. proletariat c. dues ex machine d. totalitarian

28. A sentence that appears to be a contradiction but makes sense on one level.

a. paradox b. oxymoron c. apostrophe d. kenning

29. The bonds of loyalty that bound the lord and thane.

a. anagnorisis b. wergild c. wyrd d. comitatus

30. A long narrative poem about the deeds of a great hero.

a. elegy b. epic c. romance d. soliloquy

31. Having to do with the land in medieval times.

a. bourgeois b. proletariat c. feudal d. clergy

32. The poet or storyteller in Anglo-Saxon times.

a. wyrd b. scop c. bard d. emissary

33. A compound word metaphor used in Anglo-Saxon times.

a. apostrophe b. caesura b. motif d. kenning

34.. A type of writing that uses wit to point out flaws in order to inspire reform.

a. lampoon b. satire c. caesura d. exemplum

35. fate or destiny

a. wergild b. epiphany c. wyrd d. allegory

36. a symbolic story

a. epic b. romance c. allegory d. tragedy

37. 1066-1486

a. Renaissance b. Medieval Period c. Anglo-Saxon era d. Dark Ages

38. When one party is in absolute control

a. caesura b. fascism c. socialism d. totalitarianism

39. Theory of system of social organization that advocates the vesting of ownership ad control of production and distribution of property and goods in the community to benefit all.

a. Socialism b. Communism c. Totalitarianism d. Fascism

40. Repetition of initial consonant sounds

a. caesura b. alliteration c. allegory d. allusion

41. A contrived or arbitrary ending in a work

a. dues ex machina b. anagnorisis c. hubris d. exemplum

42. Writing other than poetry or drama

a. verse b. blank verse c. prose d. epiphany

43. A reference in one work of literature to something in history or literature that the writer expects the reader to recognize.

a. foil b. motif c. allegory d. allusion

IX. Punctuation: Label as Correct or Incorrect

44. I have no idea what you mean, I am serious.

45. She is a nice woman; she is well liked.

46. The man gave candy to: the kindergarteners, the first graders, and

the second graders.

47. I chose the following people: Andrea, a runner; Mickey, a basketball

player, and Tara, a tennis player.

48. The day was over, however, the teacher continued to lecture.

49. If you do not stop talking to me like that.

50. Regina will graduate in May; furthermore, she will begin college in July.

Other: Multiple Choice
51. Greed is the root of all evil is the theme of

A. Beowulf b. The Pardoner’s Tale c. Morte d Arthur d. Animal Farm

52. An example of an epic hero is

a. Arthur b. Grendel c. Beowulf d. the pardoner

53. Who learns the meaning of honor?

a. Beowulf b. the Green Knight c. Gawain d. Arthur

54. Which did Sir Thomas Malory write?

a. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight b. Beowulf c. Morte d’ Arthur d. Canterbury Tales

55. Which work was published in 1945?

a. Morte d' Arthur b. Canterbury Tales c. Animal Farm d. Beowulf

56. Who is a hypocrite and does not care?

a. Arthur b. Bedivere c. the Green Knight d. the Pardoner

57. Which work is associated with 750 A.D.?

a. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight b. Beowulf c. Canterbury Tales d. Morte d' Arthur

58. Which work was published at the end of the Medieval period?

a. Canterbury Tales b. Morte d' Arthur c. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight d. The Pardoner’s Tale

59. The Pearl Poet wrote

a. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight b. Canterbury Tales c. Morte d' Arthur

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