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Trivium (education): Quiz


Question 1: In medieval universities, the trivium comprised the three subjects taught first: ________, logic, and rhetoric.
GrammarGenerative grammarLinguisticsSyntax

Question 2: The word is a ________ term meaning “the three ways” or “the three roads” forming the foundation of a medieval liberal arts education.
LatinOld LatinRoman EmpireVulgar Latin

Question 3: The trivium is implicit in the De nuptiis of Martianus Capella, although the term was not used until the ________ when it was coined in imitation of the earlier quadrivium.
Ancient RomeCharlemagneMedieval LatinCarolingian Renaissance

Question 4: [1] It was later systematized in part by ________ as an essential part of Ramism.
ParisPetrus RamusLogicRhetoric

Question 5: ________ is the mechanics of a language; logic (or dialectic) is the "mechanics" of thought and analysis; rhetoric is the use of language to instruct and persuade.
SyntaxGenerative grammarLinguisticsGrammar

Question 6: At many ________ this would have been the principal undergraduate course.
Medieval universityMiddle AgesHoly Roman EmpireHigh Middle Ages

Question 7: The study of logic, grammar and rhetoric was considered preparatory for the quadrivium, which was made up of ________, geometry, music, and astronomy.


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