Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8, Identity, Identification, and the Subject.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The way the plot is presented is referred to as the ________.
(a) Discourse.
(b) Grand finale.
(c) Denouement.
(d) Revelation.

2. To what types of topics did Foucault attempt to give historical relevance?
(a) All of these.
(b) Punishment.
(c) Sex.
(d) Madness.

3. In Chapter 3, from what form of culture is pop culture developed?
(a) Mainstream.
(b) Foreign.
(c) Combative.
(d) Underground.

4. According to theorists, being lumped into a group identity poses what risk to an individual?
(a) All of these.
(b) A struggle to overcome stereotypes.
(c) Lack of originality.
(d) Lost individuality.

5. In the West, most theorists believe language allows for _____________.
(a) Intimacy.
(b) Thought expression.
(c) Communication.
(d) Brotherhood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a typical theme in literature?

2. According to Chapter 2, "What is Literature and Does it Matter?" what makes up the bulk of written work prior to modern literature?

3. When it comes to the "I" created in society, theorists suggest that the "I" is subjected to what influences?

4. What type of lyric is used in sublime poetry?

5. According to Chapter 5, how should poems be read?

(see the answer key)

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