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Exam I - Middle Ages Study SheetI.Read and study the following works and authors:Margery KempeChaucerThe Dream of the RoodBeowulfSir Gawain and the Green KnightII.Complete the Important Dates in Medieval History worksheetIII.Define the following terms as they are related to the Middle Ages:1.Old English:the language of the Anglo-Saxons (up to about 1150), a highlyinflected language with a largely Germanic vocabulary, very different frommodern English.2.Catholicism:the faith, practice, and church order of the Roman CatholicChurch.3.Kenning-a compound expression in Old English and Old Norse poetry withmetaphorical meaning, e.g.oar-steed= ship.4.Humanism -an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance tohuman rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stressthe potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize commonhuman needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.

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