Popular English adaptations of romances appealed primarily to
the royal family and upper orders of the nobility
the lower orders of the nobility
Christian writers like the Beowulf poet looked back on their pagan ancestors with:
nostalgia and ill-concealed envy.
bewilderment and visceral loathing.
admiration and elegiac sympathy.
bigotry and shallow triumphalism.
Words from which language began to enter English vocabulary around the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066?
What is the first extended written specimen of Old English?
Boethius's Consolidation of Philosophy
Saint Jerome's translation of the Bible
Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People
a code of laws promulgated by King Ethelbert
Toward the close of which century did English replace French as the language of conducting business in Parliament and in court of law?
Which of the following best describes litote, a favorite rhetorical device in Old English poetry?
embellishment at the service of Christian doctrine
repetition of parallel syntactic structures
stress on every third diphthong
Which of the following authors is considered a devotee to chivalry, as it is personified in Sir Lancelot?
Julian of Norwich
Sir Thomas Malory
The use of \ whale-road\ for sea and \ life-house\ for body are examples of what literary technique, popular in Old English poetry?
Ancrene Riwle is a manual of instruction for
courtiers entering the service of Richard II
translators of French romances
women who have chosen to live as religious recluses
knights preparing for their first tournament
Which of the following languages did not coexist in Anglo-Norman England?
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