Questions 1. By the end of the 11th century, England was the third most important language in England. What were the first two? 2. What was the name of the unique historical account kept in English until the 12 century? 3. What percent of the population still spoke Old English at the time? 4. How did the plural form in English change and why? 5. Who was the first Plantagenet king? 6. Who was his wife? 7. What were their wedding clothes made of? 8, What was the language of romance at the time? 9. What was the original meaning of the word "chivalry"? 10. What word did it become in English that meant "mounted warrior"? 11. Which system of governance was introduced at this time? 12. Which word means "just enough to live"? 13. Where were falcons kept? 14. How long did it take for the Old English word for "fruit" to disappear? 15. What happened to the word for "apple" at this point? 16. What was the key to economic growth in England in the 13th century? 17. Name some words for craftsmen's tools that became popular at this time? 18. Which king lost control of Normandy and why was this significant? 19. How did women contribute to the survival of English at this time? 20. Which language was used in international trade? 21. What was the original language of chess? 22. Why was English's growing vocabulary beneficial to writers? 23. What advantage did English have over French and Latin in the 14th century? 24. How did the Black Death result in an increase in the use of English? 25. What effect did it have on the social structure? 26. Were the pilgrims to Canterbury described by Chaucer rich, poor, or a mix? 27. Which language's words did Chaucer use to be crude?