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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Literature and Cultural Studies.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Derrida discover in Rousseau's work?
(a) Absolutes.
(b) Many structures.
(c) Mystical images.
(d) Russian phrases.

2. In "The History of Sexuality," what was used as a blanket term to describe all aspects related to sexuality?
(a) Procreation.
(b) Sex.
(c) Imagination.
(d) Evolution.

3. Some scholars fear that literature could inspire _____________.
(a) Change.
(b) Rebellion.
(c) Individuality.
(d) All of these.

4. What is the absolute, end result of theory, as expressed in Chapter 1, "What is Theory?"
(a) A solid, proven revision.
(b) There isn't one.
(c) A change in history.
(d) An final understanding of literature.

5. On a grand scale, scholars believe literature to have the capability to speak for __________.
(a) Lawmakers.
(b) Society.
(c) Students.
(d) All of these.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote "Jane Eyre"?

2. According to Goethe, "life devoid of passion" is ___________.

3. In Chapter 2, what does fiction aim to achieve?

4. What nationality was Rousseau?

5. How old is modern literature?

(see the answer key)

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