Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Stylistics.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of Martin Taylor's poems that Mark Lilly used in his straight-forward essay that surveyed the range of First World War poetry?
(a) The Doll's House.
(b) Of Human Bondage.
(c) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
(d) Lads: Love Poetry of the Trenches.

2. All of the following religious believers were not allowed to attend university in England in the nineteenth century except which one?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Atheist.
(c) Anglican.
(d) Catholic.

3. In the chapter titled Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction, whose famous remark on philosophy was, "There are no facts, only interpretations"?
(a) Galileo Galilei.
(b) Nietzsche.
(c) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(d) Ralph Waldo Emerson.

4. Dollimore and Sinfield defined the term "Political Shakespeare" as designating a critical method which has ________ characteristics.
(a) Two.
(b) Seven.
(c) Nine.
(d) Four.

5. According to the narrator in the Introduction, the ________ probably saw the high-water mark of literary theory.
(a) 1980s.
(b) 1970s.
(c) 1960s.
(d) 1990s.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was appointed Professor at King's College, London in 1840?

2. Karl Marx is described by Peter Barry as being a German ________.

3. ________ is defined as the meanings of words according to Saussure.

4. According to the chapter titled "Postcolonial Criticism," in its earliest phase, post-colonial criticism took as its main subject matter ________ representations of colonial countries and criticized these for their limitations and their bias.

5. From which of Babara Johnson's literary pieces can the following definition of deconstructive reading be found according to author Peter Barry: "Deconstruction is not synonymous with 'destruction.' It is in fact much closer to the original meaning of the word 'analysis,' which etymologically means 'to undo'"?

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