Everyman, and Medieval Miracle Plays Test | Final Test - Hard

A. C. Cawley
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Good Deeds "rise from"?

2. What does Caesar believe about Pilate the first time he sees him? ("The Death of Pilate")

3. By what proper name does Everyman call Confession?

4. What does Veronica ask of Caesar for repayment for Caesar's healing? ("The Death of Pilate")

5. According to the introduction, what is "Resurrection" a version of?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the prologue to "Everyman", what is the treatise of the play?

2. Why was Michael able to lead Adam and the other saints, who were residing in Hell, out of the gates of Hell?

3. As the accusers are telling Jesus of the "crimes" committed, what is he doing? ("The Women Taken in Adultery")

4. Describe the poetic form used in "The Judgment".

5. Why does the editor state that the dialogue in the N.Town cycle of "The Women Taken in Adultery" "rings true"?

6. According to the introduction, what does the York "Resurrection" represent?

7. Why does the editor state that The N. Town Cycle of "The Women Taken in Adultery" is the best of all cycles?

8. Why is Veronica's handkerchief the key to curing Caesar's leprosy?

9. Why does the editor state that the liturgical playwrights "made little use of the Passion theme"?

10. From what three "raw materials" is the York "Resurrection" drawn?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Everyman change from the time that Death contacts him until he descends into the grave?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the "Medieval Miracle Plays" and compare and contrast the message that it contains to a similar message in Everyman. What are both texts trying to say? How do both texts deliver the message? Given that both texts obviously convey the same message, or it would not have been chosen for this essay, how do the texts differ? How are they similar?

Essay Topic 3

What symbolism is used throughout the text to enhance the theological beliefs during the fifteenth century?

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