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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. In "Myth is a Type of Speech" what happens to certain objects that become prey to mythical speech?
(a) They eventually will recirculate.
(b) They are only reencountered by scholars.
(c) They disappear, and other objects take their place.
(d) They are forgotten, they have no place in modernity.
2. "______, myth is on the right." How is this quote finished?
3. What is the second point the author makes of the science of semiology in "Myth as a Semiological System"?
(a) "Studies significations apart from their content."
(b) "Studies the separation of an object to its signification."
(c) "Studies the aspects of speech and meaning in a verbal object."
(d) "Studies objects different from their implied affections in a culture."
4. What is a "regressive semiological system," according to "Myth is a Stolen Language"?
(a) Classical literature.
(b) Modern art.
(c) 20th century film.
(d) Contemporary poetry.
5. "Myth is not defined by _____." How is this quote from "Myth is a Type of Speech" finished?
(a) "The principles of its speech."
(b) "The object of its message."
(c) "The object of its meaning."
(d) "The subject its communicators."
Short Answer Questions
1. Above all in "Myth on the Left," myth is what?
2. Myth is an inflexion, not what according to "Reading and Deciphering Myth"?
3. According to the author in "The Great Family of Men," Nature is placed where?
4. The workers mentioned in "The Great Family of Men" of the Goutte d'Or are from where?
5. What is the main character's lover's name in "The Lady of the Camellias"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author suggest that myth seeks after him (or you or I) in "The Signification"?
2. Why does Marguerite only send the audience "to sleep" in "The Lady of the Camellias"?
3. How must one understand the term "political" in "Myth is Depoliticized Speech"?
4. How is plastic a "miraculous substance," according to the author in "Plastic"?
5. Why does the author believe cars have become the modern equivalent of Gothic cathedrals in "The New Citroen"?
6. Does the author admit there are revolts against the bourgeois ideology in "The Bourgeoisie as a Joint-Stock Company"? What is it called?
7. What does the author suggest is characteristic of myth in "Myth as a Stolen Language"?
8. Why does the author say that poetry is ideal prey for myth in "Myth as a Stolen Language"?
9. What is semiology?
10. In "The Form and the Concept," how is it the author suggests the signifier of myth is presented?
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