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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Peter Barry credit with the suggestion that language used is gendered, so that when a woman turns to novel writing she finds that there is "no common sentence ready for her use"?
(a) Willa Cather.
(b) Virginia Woolf.
(c) Evelyn Waugh.
(d) Margaret Atwood.

2. According to Peter Barry in the chapter titled "Postcolonial Criticism," Frantz Fanon was a ________ from Martinique.
(a) Cardiologist.
(b) Psychiatrist.
(c) Podiatrist.
(d) Paleontologist.

3. Who was credited as being a key figure in the development of modern approaches to language study in the chapter titled Structuralism?
(a) Saki.
(b) Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
(c) Thomas de Quincey.
(d) Ferdinand de Saussure.

4. 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'"?
(a) Of Grammatology.
(b) Trustee from the Toolroom.
(c) The Critical Difference.
(d) The Age of Innocence.

5. What where the only two universities in England in the nineteenth century?
(a) Kingston and Liverpool.
(b) Manchester and Winchester.
(c) Birmingham and Buckingham.
(d) Oxford and Cambridge.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of F.R. Leavis's teachings was essentially a syllabus, manageable within a year-long undergraduate course?

2. What term is used in the Introduction means not politically radical, and hence generally evasive and non-committal on political issues?

3. The chapter titled "Psychoanalytic Criticism" discusses the use by the unconscious of these linguistic means of self-expression is part of ________'s evidence for the claim that the unconscious is structured like a language.

4. In the chapter titled Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction, whose famous remark on philosophy was, "There are no facts, only interpretations"?

5. According to the narrator in the chapter "Psychoanalytic Criticism," many of Sigmund Freud's ideas concern aspects of ________.

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