King Alfred’s English-Test 3

Test 3 — on Parts 5 & 6, chapters 11-15

Student _________________________ Date _____________

4 points each
Circle the letter by the correct answer

Part 5

  1. Reformation ideas were linked to political rebellions in the minds of many people because
    a. Leading reformers, like Wycliffe and Luther, were encouraging the people to rise up and rebel against the government.
    b. Rebellions were often led by men who used Reformation slogans in their speeches.
    c. The people could finally read the Bible for themselves and the Bible encourages violent rebellion.
  2. Tyndale felt that winning the English people over to reformation truth depended on
    a. Convincing the archbishop of Canterbury that reform was needed.
    b. Educating the common people in Latin.
    c. Getting the Bible into English, the common language of the people.
  3. Tyndale was the first person to translate the entire New Testament into English from
    a. the original language of Latin
    b. the original language of Greek
    c. the Old English or Anglo Saxon
  4. We have a kind of protection against a serious mistranslation of the Bible in the fact that
    a. Our translators do not have any biases or prejudices which could affect their work of translating scripture.
    b. We have so many translations that we can compare them and see what is most accurate for ourselves.
    c. We have better and more accurate scholars today
  5. Why did Henry VIII force the English church to separate from the Roman Catholic Church and the pope?
    a. So he could require all Englishmen to become Protestants.
    b. Because he believed in the main tenants of the Reformation and wanted to join a Protestant church.
    c. So he could arrange for a divorce from his first wife.
  6. John Fisher and Thomas More were both executed by King Henry the VIII because
    a. they refused to sign papers agreeing to officially separate England from the Catholic Church.
    b. they refused to sign papers allowing King Henry to divorce Anne Boleyn.
    c. They refused to allow Shakespeare to perform for King Henry.
  7. When the King and the Church of England finally decided they would have to officially sanction an English Bible, why was William Tyndale’s New Testament not considered acceptable to the church?
    a. It was believed to be inaccurate.
    b. It was too much aligned with the Protestant movement.
    c. It was rejected by the new queen, Anne Boleyn.Match the following English monarchs with the statement describing them (some may be used more than once):
    a. King Edward b. Queen Mary c. Queen Elizabeth d. King James I
  8. ____ Had the longest most successful reign of all England’s monarchs
  9. ____ Tried to turn England back to Catholicism.
  10. ____ Reigned very briefly and died at a young age.
  11. ____ Burned a lot of Protestants as heretics.
  12. ____ United Scotland and England under one government
  13. ____ Was called the Virgin Queen.
  14. The first “study Bible” in English was the
    A. King James Bible b. Tyndale’s New Testament c. Bishop’s Bible d. Geneva Bible.
  15. Check the two things that James wanted most for his officially sanctioned English Bible:
    a. That the translation not be too Protestant nor too Catholic.
    b. That it have a more Protestant commentary included.
    c. That the translation be slightly more friendly to the Catholics than the Protestants.
    d. That it contain no commentary.
  16. The first Bible to be printed in America
    a. was the King James Version
    b. was an Algonquian Bible
    c. was the Geneva Bible
    d. was a Mohican Bible
  17. Name the man who was the real trailblazer behind the King James Version in establishing the style, tempo, beauty and turn of phrase that proved so influential and language-shaping for English? ____________________________

Part 6

  1. One characteristic of Elizabethan English is that
    a. it was highly formal and had a lot more rules concerning grammar, spelling, and usage than modern English.
    b. it was simpler and less complex than English today.
    c. it was looser, more free, and had fewer rules than English today.
  2. In comparing the vocabulary used by Shakespeare and the one used by the translators of the King James Bible, which one employed the larger vocabulary– a. Shakespeare b. King James Bible
  3. What is one of the main reasons a few scholars have questioned the authorship of some of Shakespeare’s plays–
    a. They say the author obviously had so much knowledge and understanding that the plays could not possibly have been written by someone who only made it through grammar school.
    b. They claim that one person could not have written the vast number of plays and sonnets that are ascribed to Shakespeare.
    c. They say Shakespeare could not have visited all the locations which form the setting for his plays and which he describes in detail.
  4. In great literature, heroes and villains are usually–
    a. clearly either good or evil so the reader is not confused.
    b. complex and made-up of both good and bad tendencies.
  5. Shakespeare writes from a Christian world view in that he consistently illustrates
    a. that sin leads to suffering.
    b. that a true hero never fails or sins.
    c. that if you live a good life, you won’t have serious problems.
  6. What are the primary areas today most responsible for the creation of new words:
    a. the growth in farming and all the new ecological improvements
    b. the growth in industry and technology
    c. the growth of the music industry and the amazing number of new bands
  7. Latin was a kind of international language in the Middle Ages
    a. because it was used as a second language by most tradesmen and common workers.
    b. because it was used as a scholarly language by educated people.
  8. At least ______% of all the world’s computer text is stored in English.
    a. 30% b. 50% c. 80% d. 99%
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