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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the first type of Middle Ages presented by Eco in order to approach the subject in a disciplined way?
(a) The Middle Ages of Decadentism.
(b) The Middle Ages as a pretext.
(c) The Middle Ages of the philosophia perennis.
(d) The Middle Ages of so-called Tradition.

2. What ideology of progress seeks to improve the world through the use of science and technology?
(a) Positivistic-technological.
(b) Negativistic-factual.
(c) Religion.
(d) Materialistic-historical.

3. 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 philological reconstruction.
(c) The Middle Ages of the philosophia perennis.
(d) The Middle Ages of Romanticism.

4. 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 of Romanticism.
(b) The Middle Ages of the philosophia perennis.
(c) The Middle Ages as a pretext.
(d) The Middle Ages as a barbaric age.

5. Marshall McLuhan states that the constant barrage of information leads to what?
(a) A slowing of the human thought process.
(b) A passive ingestion of media.
(c) A loss of self.
(d) An overabundance of trivial knowledge.

6. When did the Western Roman Empire fall?
(a) 241.
(b) 476.
(c) 642.
(d) 324.

7. Eco asserts that terrorism gives what a reason to exist?
(a) Optimism.
(b) Armed forces.
(c) Fear.
(d) Gun stores.

8. Eco describes hyper reality as a situation in which the real is portrayed through the what?
(a) Ultimate counterfeit.
(b) Creche.
(c) Horror vacui.
(d) Common opinion.

9. When was Marshall McLuhan born?
(a) 1901.
(b) 1899.
(c) 1908.
(d) 1911.

10. What refers to a sovereign state which is viewed as comprising two or more nations?
(a) Multinational state.
(b) Companion state.
(c) Partner state.
(d) Sister state.

11. Eco creates a language for talking about communication transmission in which there is a source that sends out a signal via a transmitter through what?
(a) A transistor.
(b) A wavelength.
(c) A sine wave.
(d) A channel.

12. 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?
(a) Materialistic-historical.
(b) Negativistic-factual.
(c) Religion.
(d) Positivistic-technological.

13. What is the fourth type of Middle Ages presented by Eco in order to approach the subject in a disciplined way?
(a) The Middle Ages of national identities.
(b) The Middle Ages of philological reconstruction.
(c) The Middle Ages as the site of an ironical revisitation.
(d) The Middle Ages of Romanticism.

14. One of the effects of zoos and aquariums, according to Eco, is that animals have been erroneously what?
(a) Civilized.
(b) Humiliated.
(c) Confined.
(d) Humanized.

15. What is the second of two categories Eco proposes that thoughts about God fall into in "The Sacred is Not Just a Fashion"?
(a) God having attributes that humans do not possess.
(b) God in the negative, through what he is not.
(c) God seeing all things at all times.
(d) God is perfect, people are not.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Towards a Semiological Guerrilla Warfare" Eco writes that media employees are often hampered by the form of the media to the extent that it is not what?

2. Eco asserts that nature is a victim of what by way of zoos and aquariums?

3. In "City of Robots," Eco asserts that in America there are cities that are created purely for what?

4. What is the third realm of hyper reality discussed by Eco in "Travels in Hyper Reality"?

5. Eco asserts that the Middle Ages were the beginning of several practices including modern armies, a national state, capitalistic economy, and what?

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