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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the chapter titled Structuralism, what is another term for "alba," the poetic form dating from the twelfth century in which lovers lament the approach of daybreak?
(a) Morning glory.
(b) Dawn song.
(c) Morning love.
(d) Breaking dawn.

2. The chapter "Psychoanalytic Criticism" states that ________ is the notion that sexuality begins not at puberty, with physical maturing, but in infancy, especially through the infant's relationship with the mother.
(a) Polysexuality.
(b) Pansexuality.
(c) Omnisexuality.
(d) Infantile sexuality.

3. 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) The Age of Innocence.
(c) Trustee from the Toolroom.
(d) The Critical Difference.

4. According to the chapter titled Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction, structuralism derives ultimately from ________.
(a) Formalism.
(b) Linguistics.
(c) Hermeneutics.
(d) Mimesis.

5. Jean Baudrillard was associated with what is usually known as ________ according to the narrator.
(a) The forfeit of the real.
(b) The knowledge of the real.
(c) The loss of the real.
(d) The gain of the real.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator explains in the Introduction that the emphasis on practice means that this is what form of book?

2. Which of the following best fits the definition of a discipline which has always been inherently confident about the possibility of establishing objective knowledge?

3. What does Peter Barry say was the earliest work of theory written by Aristotle?

4. The Introduction states that another name for traditional literary criticism is ________.

5. According to the narrator in the chapter "Psychoanalytic Criticism," who did Sigmund Freud link the situation of Hamlet in the play to?

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