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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To Kristeva, poetry helps express the dependence of who?
(a) Children.
(b) Mothers.
(c) Fathers.
(d) Grandparents.

2. Butler claims that bodies are not which of the following?
(a) Beings.
(b) Women.
(c) Men.
(d) Humans.

3. How is drag used, according to Butler?
(a) Subversively.
(b) Socially.
(c) Oddly.
(d) Politically.

4. Desires, according to Butler, lead to which of the following?
(a) Sex.
(b) Melancholy of gender.
(c) Identity.
(d) Incorporation.

5. Butler suggests that perhaps sexual desire is instituted by which of the following?
(a) Anger.
(b) Subversion.
(c) Social forces.
(d) Prohibition.

6. Heterosexism in a masquerade is sustained by which of the following, as Butler describes?
(a) Reality.
(b) Illusion.
(c) Faith.
(d) Appearances.

7. What do feminist critics often focus on according to Butler?
(a) Unconscious identification.
(b) Gender identification.
(c) Maternal identification.
(d) Melancholia.

8. Masks, according to Butler, allow people to refuse to offer which emotion?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Love.
(d) Anger.

9. Butler wants to affirm that gender is always which of the following?
(a) Acquired.
(b) Found.
(c) Hidden.
(d) Disliked.

10. Lacan viewed cultural meaning's need for relating women to the maternal to be which of the following?
(a) Repressed.
(b) Psychotic.
(c) Dependent.
(d) Oppressed.

11. According to Butler, laws are results of which of the following?
(a) Social forces.
(b) Prohibition.
(c) Feminism.
(d) Subversion.

12. Kristeva argues for the semiotic as a source of which of the following?
(a) Dependent subversion.
(b) Psychosis subversion.
(c) Indirect subversion.
(d) Effective subversion.

13. The theory of semiotic aspects of language seems to be a direct critique of which theorist?
(a) Kristeva
(b) Riviere.
(c) Freud.
(d) Lacan.

14. Whose theory of language forbids looking for the "being" of gender?
(a) Levi-Strauss.
(b) Freud.
(c) Lacan.
(d) Butler.

15. On what issues do Lacan, Riviere, and Freud differ?
(a) Gender identification.
(b) Unconscious identification.
(c) Melancholia.
(d) Maternal identification.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of theories see unusual sexual practices as unintelligible?

2. Which adjective best describes Lacan's view of language?

3. Wittig say that which was not determinative of sex?

4. Butler describes incorporation as leading to which of these?

5. Who emphasized linguistic distinctions between sexes as imposing cultural heterosexuality?

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