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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction: What is Literature?.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Eagleton argues that the readership his book has attracted dispels the notion that literary theory is what?
2. What is "imaginative" literature or literature that is not necessarily true?
3. According to Eagleton, what idea is "truly elitist" in literary studies?
(a) "The idea that works of literature can only be appreciated by those with a particular sort of cultural breeding."
(b) "The idea that literature should not be read by those without a higher degree."
(c) "The idea that literature can only be understood by writers of literature."
(d) "The idea that literature is the only way to understand a particular culture."
4. 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.
5. During the 1960s, what kind of students began to enter higher education that broke down assumptions about literary studies?
(a) Students from supposedly "third-world" countries.
(b) Students from supposedly "cultivated" backgrounds.
(c) Students from supposedly "first-world" countries.
(d) Students from supposedly "uncultivated" backgrounds.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Eagleton, what is ironic about those who complain of the difficulty of literary theory?
2. According to Eagleton, literature is definable "not according to whether it is fictional or "imaginative," because it uses language in ____ways."
3. According to the Russian critic Roman Jakobson, literature represents "organized ______committed on ordinary _______."
4. According to Eagleton, when did the Russian formalists emerge?
5. What kind of language does Eagleton say people think of literature as?
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