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. Author Peter Barry suggests that the reader uses a useful form of intensive reading known as ________.
(a) NACL2.
(b) SQ3R.
(c) NH2P.
(d) H2OO.

2. What does the narrator say the reader will have the most difficulty as the result of what?
(a) The way theory is told.
(b) The way theory was created.
(c) The way theory is written.
(d) The way theory is taught.

3. The Introduction states that another name for traditional literary criticism is ________.
(a) Independant humanism.
(b) Conservative humanism.
(c) Liberal humanism.
(d) Modern humanism.

4. According to the chapter titled Theory Before Theory--Liberal Humanism, structuralism and post-structuralism originated in what country?
(a) United States.
(b) Britain.
(c) Russia.
(d) France.

5. Who said the following quote found in the chapter titled Theory Before Theory--Liberal Humanism: "We are told that the study of literature 'cultivates the taste, educates the sympathies and enlarges the mind'"?
(a) Edward Freeman.
(b) Oscar Wilde.
(c) Elie Wiesel.
(d) Lewis Carroll.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the American literature lecturer mentioned in the Introduction who died in January of 1995?

2. What term suggests a range of negative attributes, such as "non-Marxist" and "non-feminist," and "non-theoretical"?

3. According to the chapter titled Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction, structuralism derives ultimately from ________.

4. Peter Barry explains that ________'s most significant thinking was contained in the essays "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time" and "The Study of Poetry."

5. 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.

(see the answer key)

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