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The Middle Ages 1066

Diagnostic and literary period terms and comprehension

An element usually found in a ballad. refrain
To aid in characterization, an author might do all of the following. -describe the character's appearance -depict how others respond to the character -show how the character speaks and acts
What is a word analogy? two pairs of words with the same relationship
What makes up a couplet? two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Situational irony occurs when... what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected
To ridicule with the intention of reforming is to ______ something. satirize
A brief story that teaches a moral or practical lesson about life is... a fable
The narrator of a story can reveal his or her character through... the story's subject and tone
One true statement about the etymology of words states... different meanings of a word can have different origins
Half rhymes(aka approximate rhymes) are words that... share similar but not identical sounds
After William the Conqueror triumphed at the Battle of Hastings, England changed because of its... adoption of the Norman feudal system
The Black Death ultimately resulted in... freedom of the serfs and greater power for the lower classes
How did the Crusades influence everyday life in England? They exposed the English to other civilizations.
What was the most positive effect of the medieval church? The fostering of common beliefs and symbols.
Why did the yeoman class become the backbone of England? The result of the Hundred Years' War between England and France.
--The development of lower, middle, and upper-middle classes --The eventual collapse of the European feudal system --The rise of "people's art" such as the ballad and the mystery play WERE CAUSED BY... the growth of the cities in the Middle Ages
Feudalism's religious concept of hierarchy... a caste system of lords, vassals, and serfs
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas a Becket's, martyrdom in 1170 caused... greater power in England for the Church of Rome
The social positions of women in rank, during the Middle Ages was determined by... the status of their husbands or fathers
The renewal of older, democratic ideals was brought on by... the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede
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