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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Eagleton, eighteenth-century literature embodied more than social values, it also was an instrument for what?
(a) Violence and abdication.
(b) Entrenchment and dissemination.
(c) Religion and redemption.
(d) Education and oppression.
2. Eagleton writes that "New Criticism was the ideology of an ________, _______intelligentsia who reinvented in literature what they could not locate in reality."
(a) Aggressive, violent.
(b) Uprooted, defensive.
(c) Apathetic, placid.
(d) Educated, grounded.
3. According to Eagleton, what does his book try to demonstrate about a body of literary theory?
(a) That there are several bodies of literary theory that spring from and is applicable to literature alone.
(b) That there is no body of literary theory that springs from or is applicable to literature alone.
(c) That there is one body of literary theory that springs from and is applicable to literature alone.
(d) That there is sometimes a body of literary theory that springs from and is applicable to literature alone.
4. What kind of analysis is phenomenology, according to Eagleton?
(a) Uncritical and discursive.
(b) Critical and discursive.
(c) Uncritical and non-evaluative.
(d) Discursive and non-evaluative.
5. What "twin impacts" does Eagleton cite in the mid-Victorian period that was particularly worrisome to the ruling class?
(a) Religious ideology and social statis.
(b) Scientific discovery and religious ideology.
(c) Religious ideology and social change.
(d) Scientific discovery and social change.
6. According to Eagleton, the literary work in Romantic society is seen as a ________ that is in contrast to the "fragmented individualism" of capitalist society?
(a) Imperious mechanical unity.
(b) Imperious inorganic unity.
(c) Mysterious inorganic unity.
(d) Mysterious organic unity.
7. According to Eagleton, what happens when literary theory becomes "turgidly unreadable"?
(a) "It is being true to the importance of its form."
(b) "It is being untrue to the importance of its form."
(c) "It is being untrue to its historical roots."
(d) "It is being true to its historical roots."
8. 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 "uncultivated" backgrounds.
(d) Students from supposedly "first-world" countries.
9. What is the name of the economist Eagleton discusses in his preface?
(a) Gordon Tuck.
(b) Adam Smith.
(c) I. Fischer.
(d) J. M. Keynes.
10. According to Eagleton, "in the terminology of reception theory, the reader _________ the literary work, which is in itself no more than a chain of organized black marks on a page."
11. According to Eagleton, as the first industrialist capitalist nation, England becomes what kind of state?
(a) A perfect state.
(b) A wealthy state.
(c) A police state.
(d) A free state.
12. The German philosopher Edmund Husserl argued that objects can be regarded as things ______ by consciousness.
13. According to Eagleton, literature is definable "not according to whether it is fictional or "imaginative," because it uses language in ____ways."
14. Who was glad to abandon the "feminine vagaries of literature" in favor of penning war propaganda?
(a) Matthew Arnold.
(b) Lord Byron.
(c) Walter Raleigh.
(d) George Gordon.
15. According to Eagleton, when did the Russian formalists emerge?
(a) After WWI.
(b) During the Russian Revolution.
(c) Before the Bolshevik Revolution.
(d) Before WWII.
Short Answer Questions
1. What date does Eagleton settle on as the "beginnings of the transformation which has taken over literary theory in this century"?
2. For Eagleton, how did the romantics usher a "forestalling of reasoned critical enquiry"?
3. According to Eagleton, "if one were asked to provide a single explanation for the growth of English in the later nineteenth century" what would it be?
4. What novel by John Updike does Eagleton discuss from the position of reception theory?
5. What example from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries does Eagleton provide that was not considered purely factual?
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