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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. According to Chapter 2, when a story is told with non-fiction historical references, it is __________.
(a) A work of literary fiction.
(b) Non-literary.
(c) A literary narrative.
(d) A literary rambling.

2. According to Chapter 5, why is rhythm important to a poem?
(a) It confuses the reader.
(b) It creates mystery.
(c) It draws in the reader.
(d) It repels the reader.

3. Readers often respond emotionally to a particular use of language due to _____________.
(a) Personal experience.
(b) Difficulty of text.
(c) Level of education.
(d) Context of the words.

4. Who was Judith Butler?
(a) A published fiction writer.
(b) A Harvard professor.
(c) An American philospher.
(d) A famous French speaker.

5. What form of criticism believes that the understanding of text is contingent upon reader knowledge and experience?
(a) Journal-revision.
(b) Reader-response.
(c) Writer-response.
(d) Reader-awareness.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Culler's opinion, to what is rhetoric related?

2. Many theorists believe that understanding the meaning of words in a text is ___________.

3. Culler explains the nature of discourse on theory as _________.

4. What is the term given to literature that is routinely studied in schools and universities?

5. According to Chapter 7, a declarative statement that promises action can be defined as ________________.

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