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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Literature Questions

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Grade 12 Beowulf
The history of English is divided into three categories. What are they?
  1. Old English, Middle English, Modern English
  2. Ancient English, Proto-Germanic, Regular English
  3. French, Latin, Greek
  4. Contemporary English, Shakespearean English, Chaucerian English
Grade 12 Beowulf
Beowulf rules over the Keats as king for
  1. 10 years.
  2. 20 years.
  3. 40 years.
  4. 50 years.
Grade 12 Odyssey
What happens on Odysseus's first attempt?
  1. He drops the arrow.
  2. The arrow breaks.
  3. He succeeds in firing the arrow through all axes.
  4. The arrow only goes through 5 axes.
Grade 12 Beowulf
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
Why were the pilgrims traveling to Canterbury?
  1. to celebrate Thanksgiving
  2. to search for the Squire's brother
  3. to pay their respects to a Christian martyr
  4. to get revenge for the Knight
Grade 12 Beowulf
Which of the following is an example of a kenning to describe Beowulf?
  1. Hell-forged hands
  2. The Almighty's Enemy
  3. That Mighty Protector of Men
  4. The mighty water witch
Grade 12 A Christmas Carol
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
In what season did the pilgrims travel to Canterbury?
  1. Spring
  2. Summer
  3. Winter
  4. Fall
  5. Unknown
Grade 12 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
In Incidents of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs argued freedom was harder to achieve for slave women because:
  1. they had children
  2. they were need for housework
  3. they were hard workers
  4. they lived longer
Grade 12 Odyssey
What happens when Telemachus attempts the challenge?
  1. He succeeds and marries his mom.
  2. The bow is stolen out of his hands.
  3. He cannot string the bow.
  4. He gives up because Penelope starts to cry.
Grade 12 Odyssey
Why is Penelope's challenge impossible?
  1. The bow is unstringable because a string is broken.
  2. The arrows are missing.
  3. Penelope believes that only Odysseus can string the bow.
  4. The bow is too old.
Grade 12 MacBeth
Who is proclaimed king after Duncan is murdered?
  1. Macbeth
  2. Malcolm
  3. Macduff
  4. Banquo
Grade 12 Beowulf
Which of the following is an example of a kenning used to describe Grendel?
  1. The Almighty
  2. Healfdane's Son
  3. The Mighty Protector of Men
  4. Hell's Captive
Grade 12 Odyssey
Where is the scar on Odysseus's body?
  1. On his arm
  2. On his forehead
  3. On his foot
  4. On his knee
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