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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. At the beginning of "E Unibus Pluram," what does Wallace describe fiction writers as NOT enjoying?
(a) Watching television.
(b) Talking to people.
(d) Being watched.
2. According to Wallace, what elements do Lynch's films draw out?
3. In Hix's argument, "Morte d'Author," American post-structuralists argue what about authors?
(a) The concept isn't important.
(b) The definition is wrong.
(c) The concept has some validity.
(d) There are too few.
4. Wallace explains that "Kmart People" can only be found in ________.
(a) His town.
(b) State fairs.
(c) Expo Centers.
(d) The Midwest.
5. What movie does Wallace specifically cite that is directly influenced by "Blue Velvet"?
(c) "Six Degrees of Separation."
(d) "Reservoir Dogs."
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Wallace consider his style of playing tennis as "boring"?
2. According to Wallace, why do Easterners take their vacations to be isolated?
3. Wallace believes that Lynch's films are the most successful when what is developed?
4. When does Wallace realize he is no longer a Midwesterner?
5. What type of cinema does Wallace believe Lynch has influenced?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Wallace, was Image-Fiction successful? Why or why not?
2. Does Wallace's visit to the stockyard barns affect Wallace at all? Why or why not?
3. Does the plot of "Lost Highway" make sense? Is it supposed to make sense?
4. As a child, what did Wallace believe the purpose of carnivals was?
5. What caused Lynch's downfall in the movie industry?
6. Why does Wallace feel the Desert Competition is appropriate for Illinois?
7. What is the idea of Image-Fiction? Why does it exist?
8. Was Wallace a "boring" tennis player? How so?
9. According to Wallace, are commercials self-aware? What is the effect of this on the viewer?
10. Why does Wallace believe cloggers have more fun than people at a rock concert?
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