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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator explains that those abroad who were sympathetic to the ideas of Communism tried to follow the ________ on matters where an official Party policy existed, hence the international influence of the Leninist views.
(a) Soviet line.
(b) Independent line.
(c) Moscow line.
(d) Census line.

2. ________ is defined as the meanings of words according to Saussure.
(a) Hermeneutics.
(b) Relational.
(c) Canon.
(d) Episteme.

3. The narrator explains in the Introduction that the emphasis on practice means that this is what form of book?
(a) Missal.
(b) E-book.
(c) Manuscript.
(d) Work book.

4. Who argued in 1905 that literature must become an instrument of the party and that "literature must become Party literature"?
(a) Tennyson.
(b) Keats.
(c) Lenin.
(d) Reis.

5. All of the following authors were considered some of the literary "high priests" of the modernist movement according to the narrator in the chapter titled "Postmodernism," except for which one?
(a) T.S. Eliot.
(b) Virginia Woolf.
(c) John Milton.
(d) Gertrude Stein.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Peter Barry in the chapter titled Structuralism, the novel "Middlemarch" is an example of a literary ________.

3. In Percy Bysshe Shelley's ________(1821) saw poetry as essentially engaged in what a group of twentieth-century Russian critics later called "defamiliarization."

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. 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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