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. Which of the following terms best fit the following definition: "a form of literary criticism which uses some of the techniques of psychoanalysis in the interpretation of literature"?
(a) Applied criticism.
(b) Impressionistic criticism.
(c) Psychoanalytic criticism.
(d) Practical criticism.

2. According to the narrator in the Introduction, the term "liberal humanism" became current in what decade?
(a) 1970s.
(b) 1910s.
(c) 1920s.
(d) 1930s.

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.
(a) Murray.
(b) Lacan.
(c) Washington.
(d) Barry.

4. According to Peter Barry in the chapter titled "Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction," post-structuralist critics seek to show that the text is characterized by ________ rather than unity.
(a) Indeterminacy.
(b) Genre.
(c) Discourse.
(d) Disunity.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What example did Saussure use to explain what he meant by saying that there are no intrinsic, fixed meanings in language?

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

3. The chapter "Postmodernism" details that Ezra Pound calls his major work, "The Cantos" a ________.

4. Which of the following works of T.S. Eliot was a collage of juxtaposed, incomplete stories, or fragments of stories according to the chapter titled "Postmodernism"?

5. David Lodge, Professor of English at Birmingham, combined the ideas of structuralism with more traditional approaches in which one of his books?

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