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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not part of the whole system of values for a myth in "The Form and the Concept"?

2. "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?

3. The workers mentioned in "The Great Family of Men" of the Goutte d'Or are from where?

4. What is a "regressive semiological system," according to "Myth is a Stolen Language"?

5. According to "The Form and the Concept" what is the second term of the system in Freud?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Form and the Concept," how is it the author suggests the signifier of myth is presented?

2. What allows the reader of "Reading and Deciphering Myth" to consume myth innocently?

3. What does the author suggest is characteristic of myth in "Myth as a Stolen Language"?

4. How is the woman in "Striptease" an object in disguise? What is the point of this?

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

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

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

8. How does the author suggest that myth seeks after him (or you or I) in "The Signification"?

9. 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?

10. What is history's role concerning myth as a type of speech, according to "Myth is a Type of Speech"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How can photography be used in elections? How are people manipulated through this process?

Essay Topic 2

What does the author say of critics? Who are critics to him and why are they relevant/irrelevant? What are the themes of the essays he writes specifically about critics? How are these essays similar/different to others in the book?

Essay Topic 3

How is mythology vital to people? How is it vital to language? Why is mythology important to study?

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