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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. Fill-in the blank. Semiotic method connects the _____________
(a) Entertainment side of pop culture to ideology.
(b) Entertainment side of pop culture to facts,
(c) Entertainment side of pop culture to myths,
(d) Entertainment side of pop culture to opinions.

2. What is Semiotics really about?
(a) Popular culture and lfe style.
(b) Power and ideologies.
(c) Life style and status.
(d) Taste and elegance in pop culture.

3. What is a simple example of semiotic decoding?
(a) Writing a story.
(b) Going to class.
(c) Listening to hip hop.
(d) Reading a page.

4. According to the textbook authors, what is the best way to study popular phenomena?
(a) Question the facts from the Internet.
(b) Get the facts from the media.
(c) Ask questions and question everything.
(d) Question the facts from the media.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What context should one consider first when interpreting a sign?

2. What is an example of pop culture?

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

4. What do media signs often conceal?

5. What does a sign represent?

(see the answer key)

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