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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Kristeva says the fear of what is truly horrifying?
(a) Love.
(b) The abject.
(c) Life.
(d) Death.

2. Though Kristeva says it is impossible to tell the exact order of causality, notions of what also play a large part in purity customs?
(a) Politcal affiliation.
(b) Social status.
(c) Marital status.
(d) Education.

3. What state does Freud say a subject will be sent into when the repressed desire for one's mother's body breaks out of its repression?
(a) Sin.
(b) Self-loathing.
(c) Evil.
(d) Narcissism.

4. According to Freud's Oedipal Triangle model, people constantly seek fulfillment and self-realization through some other object, referred to as what?
(a) The Other.
(b) The Something.
(c) The Substitute.
(d) The Nothing.

5. Kristeva says that the Christian account of sin could be defined as what?
(a) Abjectionist objection.
(b) Objectional abjection.
(c) Objectied subjection.
(d) Subjectified abjection.

6. According to Kristeva, Christ invited his disciples to see what from several angles?
(a) Issues regarding his diety.
(b) His teachings about God.
(c) Ethical issues.
(d) The validity of laws.

7. What book of the Bible addresses rules around eating meat?
(a) Genesis.
(b) Exodus.
(c) Leviticus.
(d) Numbers.

8. Traditionally, Christians link all sin to what?
(a) Hell.
(b) The flood.
(c) Satan.
(d) The original sin of Adam.

9. To whom does Kristeva attribute the theory of structural anthropology?
(a) Jean-Paul Sartre.
(b) Bernard Kouchner.
(c) James George Frazer.
(d) Claude Lévi-Strauss.

10. Who does Kristeva say is not directly involved when a child is weaned from his mother's breast?
(a) The father.
(b) The mother.
(c) A psychiatrist.
(d) A doctor.

11. Leviticus talks about the impurity associated with what disease?
(a) Leprosy.
(b) Meningitis.
(c) Ablepsy.
(d) Cholera.

12. For disobeying God in the Old Testament, Adam was forbidden from eating from what?
(a) The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
(b) The Tree of Life.
(c) The Tree of God and Man.
(d) The Tree of Angels and Demons.

13. Kristeva compares the abject to the experience of looking at a corpse and seeing what?
(a) A living being.
(b) Nothing at all.
(c) A person which should be alive.
(d) Someone who never lived.

14. Kristeva says the Pagans are seen as living very closely with what?
(a) Technology.
(b) Other religions.
(c) Demons.
(d) Nature.

15. In order to be eaten, according to the Old Testament, an animal has to eat what?
(a) Birds.
(b) Insects.
(c) Fish.
(d) Cud.

Short Answer Questions

1. Kristeva says the permission, given in the Old Testament, to eat some animals is given out of a recognition of what?

2. What belief states that Christ is simultaneously man and God?

3. Whose work does Kristeva look to help explain the relation of impurity and the abject?

4. What does Kristeva say is, historically, man's primary response to the perversion caused by the abject?

5. According to Kristeva's definition of the abject, the abject cannot be acknowledged through what?

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