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Which genre of literature replaced the epic during the Middle English period?
a) romance
b) ballad
c) novel
d) allegory

Which type of poetry was predominant in the Middle English period?
a) narrative
b) heroic couplet
c) epigram
d) ode

Which 2 families fought in the Wars of the Roses?
a) Yorks and Lancasters
b) Tudors and Stewarts
c) Yorks and Plantagenets
d) Tudors and Lancasters

Which class was Chaucer born into?
a) middle class
b) lower class
c) upper class
d) nobility

What was the attempt to combine Aristotle's philosophy with Catholic doctrines?
a) scholasticism
b) royal academy
c) guilds
d) feudalism

What were "Christian holy wars" to take the Holy Land from the Muslims?
a) Crusades
b) Jihads
c) benefit of the clergy
d) Ecclesiastics

What does Renaissance mean?
a) rebirth of culture
b) Medieval system of land ownership and government
c) Celtic mythology
d) economic disintegration

What were the Twa Corbies discussing?
a) eating a dead knight
b) hanging a criminal
c) drowned sailors
d) giving an account to God

Richard I was known as Richard the __.
a) Lion-Hearted
b) Conqueror
c) Great
d) Unready

What helped spread the Gospel?
a) movable type printing press
b) itinerant friars
c) Roman Catholic Church
d) frame tale

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