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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the "literary canon"?
(a) Writing excluded from a certain discourse.
(b) Writing selected as representative of real life.
(c) Writing selected as amenable to a certain discourse.
(d) Writing selected as more valuable than real life.
2. What does Jacques Derrida label any thought system which depends on an unassailable foundation?
3. How did post-structuralism respond to France's student movement's failed attempt to break state power?
(a) Post-structuralism sought to break state power.
(b) Post-structuralism sought to create a more powerful language.
(c) Post-structuralism sought to break the structures of language.
(d) Post-structuralism sought to create a free language.
4. What three neurotic symptoms can a person develop that are the result of internal conflict, according to Sigmund Freud?
(a) Obsession, hysteria, and phobia.
(b) Fatigue, pain, and depression.
(c) Pain, hysteria, and fatigue.
(d) Obsession, phobia, and depression.
5. What year did France's student movement strike against the authoritarianism of the educational institutions and in solidarity with the working-class?
6. For Roland Barthes, what kind of literature attempts to conceal the constructed nature of language?
7. What commonality does structuralism and phenomenology share, according to Eagleton?
(a) They both immerse themselves in the material world in order to understand the subconscious.
(b) They both shut out the material world in order to understand our consciousness of it.
(c) They both immerse themselves in the material world in order to become conscious of it.
(d) They both shut out the material world in order to revert to pre-consciousness.
8. Roland Barthes "double" sign is the "grandchild" of what kind of language of the Formalist and Czech structuralists?
9. What does Sigmund Freud call the first stage of sexual life?
(a) The phallic stage.
(b) The oral stage.
(c) The erogenous stage.
(d) The anal stage.
10. According to Eagleton, why did the women's movement reject the economic focus of classical Marxist thought?
(a) Because it failed to place sexual ideology at the heart of its theory and practice.
(b) Because it placed sexual ideology over the material conditions at the heart of its theory and practice.
(c) Because it succeeded in placing sexual ideology at the heart of its theory and practice.
(d) Because it failed to place material conditions over sexual ideology at the heart of its theory and practice.
11. From a structuralist perspective, why could literature could no longer claim to be a unique discourse?
(a) Because structures considered literature a base form of discourse.
(b) Because structures could not be found in literature.
(c) Because structures could be found in all texts.
(d) Because structures placed a hierarchy on texts other than literature.
12. Jacques Lacan argues that like _______ desire emerges from a lack, which it strives to fulfill.
13. What is the "final logical move" for literary theory, according to Eagleton?
(a) To subjugate literature for its own ends.
(b) To distance itself from the text.
(c) To recognize that it is an illusion.
(d) To privatize theory for the general public.
14. According to Eagleton, "any method or theory which will contribute to the strategic goal of human emancipation" is what?
15. Literary texts are code-productive, code-transgressive, and code_____.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Eagleton, "the meaning of a sign is a matter of what the sign is _____."
2. What is the object named literature, according to Eagleton?
3. According to Eagleton, why is Shakespeare considered great literature?
4. According to Jacques Lacan, what is the "symbolic order"?
5. According to Jacques Lacan, what stage does a child first develop an ego?
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