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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Structuralism and Semiotics.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the founder of modern structural linguistics?
(a) Northrop Frye.
(b) Stanley Fish.
(c) Roland Barthes.
(d) Ferdinand de Saussure.

2. What is the name of the economist Eagleton discusses in his preface?
(a) J. M. Keynes.
(b) Gordon Tuck.
(c) I. Fischer.
(d) Adam Smith.

3. Eagleton's goal in "Literary Theory: An Introduction" is to provide a comprehensive account of literary theory for whom?
(a) Those with extensive knowledge of literary theory.
(b) Those who have specialised knowledge of literary theory.
(c) Those who have some knowledge of literary theory.
(d) Those with little knowledge of literary theory.

4. According to the Russian formalist Osip Brik, Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin" would have been written if Pushkin had what?
(a) Died young.
(b) Married early.
(c) Not lived.
(d) Been uneducated.

5. According to Eagleton, the approaches outlined in his book have implications where?
(a) Well beyond language.
(b) Well beyond politics.
(c) Well beyond feeling.
(d) Well beyond literature.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the Russian critic Roman Jakobson, literature represents "organized ______committed on ordinary _______."

2. What is the example Eagleton provides of a metalanguage, where one sign-system denotes another sign-system?

3. According to Eagleton, if structuralism examined the "product" of literature, but left out what?

4. In structuralism, the relationship between the sign and what it refers to is what?

5. What period did our own definition of literature begin to emerge, according to Eagleton?

(see the answer key)

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