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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, Psychoanalysis.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Eagleton, literature is definable "not according to whether it is fictional or "imaginative," because it uses language in ____ways."
(a) Pendantic.
(b) Peculiar.
(c) Profound.
(d) Pragmatic.

2. During the last decades of the eighteenth-century, the word prosaic begins to acquire what a kind of connotation?
(a) A familiar connotation.
(b) A negative connotation.
(c) A unfamiliar connotation.
(d) A positive connotation.

3. Eagleton writes that "New Criticism was the ideology of an ________, _______intelligentsia who reinvented in literature what they could not locate in reality."
(a) Educated, grounded.
(b) Apathetic, placid.
(c) Uprooted, defensive.
(d) Aggressive, violent.

4. What kind of analysis is phenomenology, according to Eagleton?
(a) Critical and discursive.
(b) Uncritical and non-evaluative.
(c) Discursive and non-evaluative.
(d) Uncritical and discursive.

5. According to Eagleton, the sentence "this is awfully squiggly handwriting" from Knut Hamsun's "Hunger" tells him its literary because of what reason?
(a) The context.
(b) The content.
(c) The ideas.
(d) The facts.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Eagleton, the Western philosophical tradition has "consistently vilified" what?

2. Who wrote "What is Literature" on literary reception and was published in 1948?

3. According to Eagleton, structuralism has proved that there is nothing _____ about codes.

4. During the 1960s, what kind of students began to enter higher education that broke down assumptions about literary studies?

5. According to Eagleton, who "harnessed this Romantic humanism to the cause of the working class" in the late nineteenth-century?

(see the answer key)

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