Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of Martin Taylor's poems that Mark Lilly used in his straight-forward essay that surveyed the range of First World War poetry?
(a) Of Human Bondage.
(b) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
(c) The Doll's House.
(d) Lads: Love Poetry of the Trenches.

2. Peter Barry states that in the 1990s a second, less essentialist, notion of lesbianism emerged, within the sphere of what is now known as ________.
(a) Hybrid theory.
(b) Queer theory.
(c) Speech act theory.
(d) Reception theory.

3. 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) The German Ideology.
(b) The Poverty of Philosophy.
(c) The Communist Manifesto.
(d) Das Kapital.

4. According to the narrator, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's "The Madwoman in the Attic" contained ________ passing reference to lesbianism.
(a) 20.
(b) 1.
(c) 9.
(d) 3.

5. The narrator explains that narratology studies how narratives, or stories, creates ________.
(a) Icons.
(b) Money.
(c) Meaning.
(d) History.

6. In the chapter titled "Narratology," Peter Barry uses ________ rather than ________ to incorporate style, pace, and viewpoint, packaged to cause the desired effect.
(a) Discourse / plot.
(b) Carnival / carnivalesque.
(c) Fancy / imagination.
(d) Metonymy / metaphor.

7. According to the chapter "Narratology," Russian formalist Vladimir Propp identified how many actions in a tale with seven spheres of action to animate?
(a) 31.
(b) 13.
(c) 63.
(d) 23.

8. Peter Barry states that ________ is best understood by seeing it initially in the context of its own origins within feminism in the 1980s.
(a) Endangered feminism.
(b) Beginning feminism.
(c) Radical feminism.
(d) Lesbian feminism.

9. 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) Independent line.
(b) Census line.
(c) Moscow line.
(d) Soviet line.

10. In the chapter titled "Narratology", ________ means slow telling where an author stages a tale for readers whereas ________ means relating where the narrator summarizes events without trying to create an illusion.
(a) Langue / parole.
(b) Mimesis / diegesis.
(c) Paradigm / paradigmatic.
(d) Metonymy / metaphor .

11. In the phrase "the archival continuum," an important difference between old and new historicisms is encapsulated in the word ________, for that word indicates that new historicism is indeed a historicist rather than a historical movement.
(a) Continuum.
(b) Archival.
(c) New.
(d) Historic.

12. According to Peter Barry in the chapter titled "Postcolonial Criticism," Frantz Fanon was a ________ from Martinique.
(a) Paleontologist.
(b) Cardiologist.
(c) Psychiatrist.
(d) Podiatrist.

13. During the 1980s, linguists consulted and incorporated non-linguistic material in which came to be called the ________, which had a limited degree of eclecticism and was less likely to claim that it alone studied literature in an objective way.
(a) Rhetoric.
(b) New stylistics.
(c) Phenomenology.
(d) Neoplatonism.

14. Ecocritics emphasize writers who highlight ________ as their subject matter.
(a) Animals.
(b) Feminists.
(c) Nature.
(d) Children.

15. According to Peter Barry, what is the subject of narratology common to all story-telling?
(a) Metaphors and synonyms.
(b) Mechanisms and procedures.
(c) Genre and plot.
(d) Imitation and motivation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is credited with saying that the textuality of history is "an intensified willingness to read all of the textual traces of the past with the attention traditionally conferred only on literary texts"?

2. The ancestry of post-colonial criticism can be traced to Frantz Fanon's ________, published in French in 1961, and voicing what might be called "cultural resistance" to France's African empire.

3. Author Peter Barry explains that post-colonial critics reject the claims to universalism made on behalf of canonical _________ literature and seek to show its limitations of outlook.

4. ________ is a co-founder of ecocriticism with Harold Fromm that developed in the early-1990s in the USA.

5. All of the following are part of the four areas identified as "outdoor environment" in the Chapter "Ecocriticism," except for which one?

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