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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does "Myth as Stolen Language" conclude?
(a) "Ideology has its methods, and so has semiology."
(b) "One must deal with the writer's realism either as an ideological substance or as a semiological value."
(c) "The ideal of course would be to combine these two types of criticism."
(d) "The mistake which is constantly made is to confuse them."

2. What is the profession of the father of the male lover in "The Lady of the Camellias"?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Tax collector.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Army officer.

3. Mythology is a part of semiology in what way according to "Myth as a Semiological System"?
(a) It is a philosophy.
(b) It can only be used to break down barriers.
(c) That it is a formal science.
(d) It is regulated by the definitions of objects.

4. What is an example of a class ritual in "The Bourgeoisie as a Joint-Stock Company"?
(a) Extravagant parties.
(b) Exotic holidays.
(c) Driving expensive automobiles.
(d) A big wedding.

5. Which type of photograph "suggests the tyranny of an ideal" in "Photography and Electoral Appeal"?
(a) A three quarter face.
(b) Close up.
(c) Full on.
(d) Profile.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what is striptease to France?

2. In "Myth is a Type of Speech" what happens to certain objects that become prey to mythical speech?

3. In "Myth is a Stolen Language," what is characteristic of myth?

4. What is the subject of the headline mentioned in "Reading and Deciphering Myth"?

5. "The relation which reunites the concept of the myth to its meaning is essentially a relation of ____." How is this quote from "The Form and the Concept" finished?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three ways in which one can understand the myth in "Reading and Deciphering Myth"?

2. How must one understand the term "political" in "Myth is Depoliticized Speech"?

3. In myth, what is the tri-dimensional pattern described by the author in "Myth as a Semiological System?" What is the title the author gives to the system that existed before the myth?

4. What is "the inoculation"?

5. How do the ways that Marguerite and Armand feel love differ from one another in "The Lady of the Camellias"?

6. What is semiology?

7. How is plastic a "miraculous substance," according to the author in "Plastic"?

8. Why does the author believe cars have become the modern equivalent of Gothic cathedrals in "The New Citroen"?

9. Why does the author say that poetry is ideal prey for myth in "Myth as a Stolen Language"?

10. Does the author admit there are revolts against the bourgeois ideology in "The Bourgeoisie as a Joint-Stock Company"? What is it called?

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