Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was appointed Professor at King's College, London in 1840?
(a) Nick Hornby.
(b) F.D. Maurice.
(c) J.R.R. Tolkien.
(d) Frank McCourt.

2. 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.

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

4. The narrator explains that post-structuralism emerged in France in the late ________.
(a) 1960s.
(b) 1970s.
(c) 1930s.
(d) 1990s.

5. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, and Shelley are authors of what form of writing, according to the chapter titled Theory Before Theory--Liberal Humanism?
(a) Investigative journalists.
(b) Science-fiction writers.
(c) Romantic poets.
(d) Mystery fiction writers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the narrator say was the founder of a method of studying English which is still the norm today?

2. In the chapter titled Structuralism, the narrator explains that ________ applied the structuralism method to the general field of modern culture.

3. Who wrote the following statement on the mythologized misrepresentation of the United States and Disneyland: "All its [the USA's] values are exalted here, in miniature and comic-strip form. Embalmed and pacified"?

4. Who was the first critic to develop a "reader-centered" approach to literature?

5. Who was the major theorist of postmodernism and French writer of the book "Simulations"?

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