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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was St. Thomas Aquinas born?
(a) London.
(b) Aquino.
(c) Paris.
(d) St. Thomas.

2. In what essay does Eco discuss the qualities of blue jeans?
(a) "Levi's Plague."
(b) "Denim Nightmare."
(c) "Lumbar Thought."
(d) "Cowboy Pants."

3. How old was St. Thomas Aquinas at his death?
(a) 49.
(b) 61.
(c) 55.
(d) 34.

4. Eco suggests that language is what in the sense that "it compels speech"?
(a) Empowering.
(b) Encouraging.
(c) Stimulating.
(d) Fascist.

5. Eco relates his experience of having the song "Lady Barbara" burst into his head to what?
(a) Booing.
(b) Anticipatory applause.
(c) Heckling.
(d) Laughter.

6. Eco writes, "Only when the song has become entirely unpleasant will the audience" do what?
(a) Stand and applaud.
(b) Tell their friends.
(c) Buy the album.
(d) Feel happy at last.

7. What book of Hans Sedlmayr's is cited by Eco in the book?
(a) The Quintessence of Riegl's Thought.
(b) Toward a Rigorous Study of Art.
(c) Art in Crisis: The Lost Center.
(d) The Subtleties of Modern Art.

8. Whose theory asserts that non-material abstract (but substantial) forms (or ideas), and not the material world of change known to us through sensation, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality?
(a) Plato.
(b) Shakespeare
(c) Homer.
(d) Aristotle.

9. Eco suggests that the vital essence of sports becomes further removed by what?
(a) Sports press.
(b) Losing.
(c) Angry fans.
(d) Commercialism.

10. What does Eco define as "the simplest narrative unit"?
(a) Symbol.
(b) Theme.
(c) Paragraph.
(d) Motif.

11. What refers to a medium that focuses on a single sense in order to foster a "high power of definition"?
(a) Wet medium.
(b) Cool medium.
(c) Hot medium.
(d) Dry medium.

12. What type of medium focuses on low definition so that the received must fill in gaps on their own?
(a) Dry medium.
(b) Cool medium.
(c) Hot medium.
(d) Wet medium.

13. Sedlmayr explores the theme of the lost center through the changes in what over the years?
(a) Architecture.
(b) Technology.
(c) Art.
(d) Politics.

14. What famous work did Karl Marx write with Friedrich Engels?
(a) Notes on James Mill.
(b) The Philosophical Manifesto of the Historical School of Law.
(c) The Poverty of Philosophy.
(d) The Communist Manifesto.

15. When did construction start on the Roman Colosseum?
(a) 12 A.D.
(b) 22 B.C.
(c) 72 A.D.
(d) 65 B.C.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Leon Foucault born?

2. Where was Roland Barthes from?

3. How many inter-textual archetypes are used in Casablanca, according to Eco?

4. When was Roland Barthes born?

5. Where was Leon Foucault from?

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