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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Eco states that spectator sports are a form of what, which like war, allows the aggressive impulses to be discharged?
(a) Hygiene.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Therapy.
(d) Exercise.

2. What sport was Eco apparently very bad at it but wanted to fit in the crowd and thus extolled his father to take him to the games?
(a) Soccer.
(b) Tennis.
(c) Baseball.
(d) Hockey.

3. In "A Photograph" Eco references an incident in which a radio station captured the live experience of what?
(a) The building burning down.
(b) Being shut down by the police.
(c) An earthquake.
(d) An angry mob.

4. Who was Aristotle a student of?
(a) William of Ockham.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Plato.
(d) Zeus.

5. Eco suggests that both Hans Sedlmayr and Marshall McLuhan use similar facts and arrive at what?
(a) A preposterous opinion.
(b) Dead ends.
(c) Opposite conclusions.
(d) The point where they started.

6. Eco asserts that sport now exists mainly for what reasons?
(a) Physical.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Economic.
(d) Selfish.

7. Eco describes Sedlmayr's treatment of art as what?
(a) Rudimentary.
(b) Simplistic.
(c) Shallow.
(d) Excessively reductionistic.

8. In "Two Families of Objects," Eco states that all of the objects for sale represent a kind of what?
(a) "Undifferentiated desire."
(b) "Unique appeal."
(c) "Useless junk."
(d) "Obscurity."

9. Where was Roland Barthes from?
(a) France.
(b) Poland.
(c) Spain.
(d) Italy.

10. Eco states that Thomas had to unhook Aristotle's teachings from the use they were being put to by whom?
(a) The Romans.
(b) The Mongols.
(c) The Averrroes.
(d) The Greeks.

11. What was the Roman Colosseum used principally to host?
(a) Gladiatorial shows.
(b) Soccer.
(c) Theatre.
(d) Chariot races.

12. What refers to something such as an particular mark that represents some piece of information?
(a) Symbol.
(b) Trademark.
(c) Signage.
(d) Brand.

13. According to Eco, language encodes power because it forces one to use already formulated what?
(a) Slang.
(b) Words.
(c) Stereotypes.
(d) Speech patterns.

14. When were the earliest American blue jeans made?
(a) 1854.
(b) 1873.
(c) 1874.
(d) 1863.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first type of object Eco analyzes in "Two Families of Objects"?

2. Eco writes that the deployment of what "is religion, politics, ideology"?

3. According to Eco, spectator sports are "morally superior" to war because they only involve what?

4. What is a label formulated by US academics to denote the heterogeneous works of a series of French intellectuals?

5. What book of Marshall McLuhan's is cited in "Cogito Interruptus"?

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