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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Consuming Passions: The Culture of American Consumption.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Semiotic method?
(a) A relatively new methodology that has been around since the early 20th century.
(b) A methodology that has been around since the 1950s.
(c) A methodology that has been around since the 1980s.
(d) A very old methodology tha has been around since the early 18th century.

2. What does the semiotic method refer to?
(a) Semiotic method refers to recognition, analysis, and interpretation of pop culture.
(b) Semiotic method refers to recognition, analysis, and interpretation of arguments.
(c) Semiotic method refers to recognition, analysis, and interpretation of signs.
(d) Semiotic method refers to recognition, analysis, and interpretation of popular signs.

3. What is an example of pop culture?
(a) Movie theater.
(b) Libary.
(c) Park.
(d) Museum.

4. What does the term, semiotics, refer to?
(a) Study of signs.
(b) Analysis of writing.
(c) A writing process.
(d) Study of popular culture.

5. What does the metaphoric essay title, "Addictive Virus," refer to?
(a) Addiction to the Internet and electronic gadgets.
(b) Addiction to credit card spending.
(c) Addiction to entertainment and celebrity culture.
(d) Addiction to the accumulation of things.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the essay, "More Factor" examine?

2. How can one derive the meaning of a sign using Semiotic method?

3. What may be the best way to start the semiotic interpretation?

4. What is the purpose of the chapter, "Consuming Passions: The Culture of American Consumption?"

5. Who is the author of the essay, "Signs of Shopping?"

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