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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is a belief in "ultimate word, presence, essence, truth, or reality"?
2. According to Eagleton, "the idea that there are 'non-political' forms of criticism" is a what?
3. What is one problem of adopting a plurality of critical methods, for Eagleton?
(a) Not all methods are compatible.
(b) One should adopt the latest method.
(c) Some methods are no longer available.
(d) One should start from the beginning.
4. In American deconstruction, why does literary criticism become an "ironic, uneasy business"?
(a) Because it lays bare the permanence of meaning.
(b) Because it lays bare the physicality of meaning.
(c) Because it lays bare the temporality of meaning.
(d) Because it lays bare the illusoriness of meaning.
5. What are the three points Eagleton notes about the method of structuralism?
(a) It is evaluative not analytic; it refuses obvious meaning of the text; and the narrative content is its meaning.
(b) It is idealistic not rational; it doesn't understand the obvious meaning of the text; and the narrative content is its meaning.
(c) It is analytic not evaluative; it refuses obvious meaning of the text; and the content of the narrative is its structure.
(d) It is rational not idealistic; it accepts the obvious meaning of the text; and the content of the narrative is its structure.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Eagleton, structuralism is a ________of inquiry whereas semiotics is a ______ of study.
2. For Jacques Lacan, "meaning is always in some sense an _______."
3. When did Sigmund Freud develop psychoanalysis?
4. According to Eagleton, structuralism has proved that there is nothing _____ about codes.
5. For Roland Barthes, what kind of literature attempts to conceal the constructed nature of language?
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