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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section VI - Chapter 4 133-158.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the fifth type of Middle Ages presented by Eco in order to approach the subject in a disciplined way?
(a) The Middle Ages as a pretext.
(b) The Middle Ages of Romanticism.
(c) The Middle Ages of the philosophia perennis.
(d) The Middle Ages as a barbaric age.

2. What is the third type of Middle Ages presented by Eco in order to approach the subject in a disciplined way?
(a) The Middle Ages as a barbaric age.
(b) The Middle Ages of Romanticism.
(c) The Middle Ages of the philosophia perennis.
(d) The Middle Ages of philological reconstruction.

3. Eco proposes that all use of hyper reality is an attempt to create a monument or a permanent structure that will allow for what?
(a) Admiration.
(b) Explanation.
(c) Education.
(d) Immortality.

4. Where is Umberto Eco from?
(a) Italy.
(b) Poland.
(c) Hungary.
(d) France.

5. Eco proposes that tourists at Disney must have a certain passivity and behave as what in order to enjoy themselves?
(a) Robots.
(b) Consumers.
(c) Children.
(d) Wild animals.

Short Answer Questions

1. The two ideologies of progress cited by Eco in "The Sacred is Not Just a Fashion" are suggested by the media to be the foundation for the re-birth of what?

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

3. What ideology of progress seeks to improve the world through the use of science and technology?

4. What is the first of two categories Eco proposes that thoughts about God fall into in "The Sacred is Not Just a Fashion"?

5. What common contemporary phrase did Marshall McLuhan coin?

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