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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section III Chapter 2 pgs 59-86.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Eco suggests of religion that these monuments that are being created are a form of timelessness that satisfies human desire for what?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Immortality.
(d) Subordinateness.

2. What is the third realm of hyper reality discussed by Eco in "Travels in Hyper Reality"?
(a) Art and museums.
(b) Nature.
(c) Religion.
(d) The theatre.

3. What is the tenth type of Middle Ages presented by Eco in order to approach the subject in a disciplined way?
(a) The Middle Ages of so-called Tradition.
(b) The Middle Ages of national identities.
(c) The Middle Ages of philological reconstruction.
(d) The expectation of the Millennium.

4. What refers to the study of signs and sign processes, indication, designation, likeness, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication?
(a) Semiotics.
(b) Analitics.
(c) Signotics.
(d) Metalogics.

5. Eco asserts that America has its own "Fortresses of Solitude" and it is the realm in which what is found?
(a) Prisoners.
(b) Black holes.
(c) Hyper reality.
(d) Hermits.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the third type of Middle Ages presented by Eco in order to approach the subject in a disciplined way?

2. What is the seventh type of Middle Ages presented by Eco in order to approach the subject in a disciplined way?

3. What is the fifth type of Middle Ages presented by Eco in order to approach the subject in a disciplined way?

4. Eco discusses the current cultural fascination with the Middle Ages that he refers to as what?

5. According to Eco, hyper reality serves to confuse the boundaries of what?

(see the answer key)

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