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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, Post-Structuralism.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 can only be understood by writers of literature."
(c) "The idea that literature should not be read by those without a higher degree."
(d) "The idea that literature is the only way to understand a particular culture."
2. What is the name of the American hermeneuticist E.D. Hirsch Jr.'s famous 1967 book?
(a) "Truth and Fact."
(b) "Meaning or Method."
(c) "Validity in Interpretation."
(d) "Being and Time."
3. What is the name of the Russian formalist who published the pioneering essay that is the "beginnings of the transformation which has taken over literary theory in this century"?
(a) Leo Tolstoy.
(b) Viktor Shklovsky.
(c) Alexander Pushkin.
(d) Fyodor Dostoevsky.
4. According to Eagleton, why is E.D. Hirsch able to maintain his view that literary meaning is absolute and resistant to historical change?
(a) Because meaning is viewed as pre-historic.
(b) Because meaning is viewed as pre-arranged.
(c) Because meaning is viewed as pre-modern.
(d) Because meaning is viewed as pre-linguistic.
5. What role does reception theory examine?
(a) The critic's role.
(b) The reader's role.
(c) The author's role.
(d) The teacher's role.
Short Answer Questions
1. How are "writable" texts different from ones that can be read?
2. What is the difference between metaphor and metonymy?
3. For Eagleton, Gadamer's theory only holds if one makes what "enormous assumption"?
4. For Eagleton, opposition between "historical" and "artistic" truth does NOT apply to what?
5. According to Eagleton, "the tactic of _________criticism ... is to show how texts come to embarrass their own ruling systems of logic."
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