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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Eco suggests that engaging in sport is now confused with what?
(a) Discussing sport.
(b) Coaching sport.
(c) Watching television.
(d) Admiring sport.

2. 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) Shakespeare
(b) Homer.
(c) Plato.
(d) Aristotle.

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

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

5. When was Aristotle born?
(a) 384 B.C.
(b) 420 B.C.
(c) 454 B.C.
(d) 442 B.C.

Short Answer Questions

1. When were the earliest American blue jeans made?

2. What book of Hans Sedlmayr's is cited by Eco in the book?

3. Who was the mother of St. Thomas Aquinas?

4. When was St. Thomas Aquinas born?

5. Eco suggests that the vital essence of sports becomes further removed by what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Eco's principle statement in "Lady Barbara" and "Lumbar Support"?

2. How are spectator sports like war, according to Eco? How are they superior?

3. How does Eco relate sports to culture and entertainment in "Sports Chatter"?

4. How and from whom did St. Thomas unlock the secrets of reason, according to Eco?

5. Why was St. Thomas revolutionary, according to Eco?

6. What argument does Eco put forth in "The Comic and the Rule"?

7. What qualities must a movie present in order to attain cult status, according to Eco in "Casablanca: Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage"?

8. What experience does Eco describe in "Lady Barbara"?

9. How many inter-textual archetypes were used in Casablanca, according to Eco? What does this do?

10. What two types of objects does Eco describe in "Two Families of Objects"?

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