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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through New historicism and cultural materialism.
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) Morning love.
(c) Breaking dawn.
(d) Dawn song.
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 is written.
(c) The way theory is taught.
(d) The way theory was created.
3. 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) Margaret Atwood.
(b) Evelyn Waugh.
(c) Virginia Woolf.
(d) Willa Cather.
4. Author Peter Barry explains that all of the following are part of the three stages of the deconstructive process except for which one?
5. The term "reification" was used in Karl Marx's major work ________, and it concerned the way, when capitalist goals and questions of profit and loss are paramount, workers are bereft of their full humanity and are though of as "hands" or "the labor force."
(a) Das Kapital.
(b) The Communist Manifesto.
(c) The German Ideology.
(d) The Poverty of Philosophy.
Short Answer Questions
1. Peter Barry states that ________ is best understood by seeing it initially in the context of its own origins within feminism in the 1980s.
2. Who does the narrator describe as a prominent contributor to "Inside/Outside," who pointed out that "identity categories," like "gay" and "straight," "tend to be instruments of regulatory regimes"?
3. Which of the following essays is an example of new historicism in practice written by Louis Montrose?
4. Peter Barry states that in the 1990s a second, less essentialist, notion of lesbianism emerged, within the sphere of what is now known as ________.
5. The narrator explains that the first prestigious name in English writing about literature was that of ________, who wrote his "Apology for Poetry" in about 1580.
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