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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, Narrative.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Culler, if society prefers to invest time in popular culture, how might classical literature be affected?
(a) It would cost less.
(b) Writers may stop writing.
(c) It will become obsolete.
(d) It might go out of print.

2. Thanks to cultural studies, what has happened to many previously discarded works?
(a) They were rediscovered.
(b) They were debated in schools.
(c) They were revamped.
(d) All of these.

3. Many theorists believe that understanding the meaning of words in a text is ___________.
(a) Elusive.
(b) All of these.
(c) Interesting.
(d) Complex.

4. Poetry has the capability to influence what in its reader, according to Culler?
(a) Intense sorrow.
(b) Overwhelming empathy.
(c) Great joy.
(d) All of these.

5. What form of literary theory tries to bring back voices from the past in an effort to create lost history?
(a) Socialist.
(b) Lennon.
(c) Republican.
(d) Marxist.

Short Answer Questions

1. Using a word to represent a person, title, group, or similar is the use of __________.

2. What form of criticism believes that the understanding of text is contingent upon reader knowledge and experience?

3. What was the primary theme of "The Sorrows of Young Werther"?

4. According to Culler, what do literary theorists work to expose in literature?

5. According to Chapter 5, why is rhythm important to a poem?

(see the answer key)

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