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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Eagleton, structuralism maintains that "individual units of any system have meaning only by virtue of" what?
(a) Their status in the world.
(b) Their relations to one another.
(c) Their meaning for the critic.
(d) Their connection to religion.
2. According to Eagleton, "the meaning of a sign is a matter of what the sign is _____."
3. According to Eagleton, who would an ideal reader be for a structuralist?
(a) Someone who had the right codes at her or his disposal.
(b) Someone who didn't have any codes at her or his disposal.
(c) Someone who had intelligent codes at her or his disposal.
(d) Someone who had all the codes at her or his disposal.
4. What literary movement, according to Eagleton, "brought structuralist and post-structuralist criticism to birth in the first place"?
5. According to Eagleton, structuralism has proved that there is nothing _____ about codes.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Eagleton, if structuralism examined the "product" of literature, but left out what?
2. According to Eagleton, why did the women's movement reject the economic focus of classical Marxist thought?
3. What are the three points Eagleton notes about the method of structuralism?
4. The English philosopher J. L. Austin saw language as what?
5. According to Eagleton, the women's movement is not just about women having equal status and power as men, it is what?
Short Essay Questions
1. For Roland Barthes, what does literature embody and why is it significant?
2. What is significant about the ways in which Sigmund Freud treated women and men?
3. What is the dominant ideology within academia and what are its major problems?
4. What does Julia Kristeva define as "semiotic" and why is it significant?
5. How does the philosopher Jacques Derrida conceive of language?
6. What is structuralism's lasting impact on literary theory and what is Eagleton's critique of their methodology?
7. According to Eagleton, why should rhetorical science replace literary theory and what is its objective?
8. What is structuralism and how what does it share in common with formalism?
9. What was a "healthy" sign according to Roland Barthes and why is it significant?
10. Beyond helping the status of women, what is the women's movement's goal and why is it significant?
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