Mythologies Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What is the main character's lover's name in "The Lady of the Camellias"?

2. What is the second point the author makes of the science of semiology in "Myth as a Semiological System"?

3. Myth is an inflexion, not what according to "Reading and Deciphering Myth"?

4. In "The Bourgeoisie as a Joint-Stock Company," what term does the author first examine?

5. "A ____ decor complete with _____." How is this quote from Striptease finished?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What language is not mythical according to "Myth on the Left?" Why?

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

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

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

7. What is "the inoculation"?

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

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

10. How does the author suggest class and progressive humanism differ from one another in "The Great Family of Man"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What journalism/literature devalues the human experience, according to the author? How and why do people let this happen?

Essay Topic 2

What is Einstein's role in our culture? What has changed about him as a myth since he died? How is he appreciated and what for? What are the two camps of regarding his thought process, according to the author?

Essay Topic 3

How does modern culture create superficial notions in its art? What does this suggest of the world that creates this art? How is it different than art of the past?

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