1. “The author is a modern figure, a product of our society insofar
as […] it discovered the prestige of the individual […], the
‘human person.’” Who wrote these words? a. Derrida
b. Barthes c. Foucault d. White.
2. What school of criticism would this statement be ascribed to?:
“The verbal sign, in its view, is constantly floating free of the
concept it is supposed to designate”. a. New Historicism b. New Criticism c. Structuralism d. Post-structuralism.
3. Dylan Thomas’s poem “A Refusal to Mourn…” reflects the
impact of the
a. First World War
b. American Civil War c. Civil Rights movements of the 1960s d. Second World War.
4. The main difficulty in Thomas’s poem comes from a. a Welsh vocabulary b. unorthodox use of syntax c. classical use of rhetorical figures d. a very specialized lexis.
5. According to White, a. historical events must always be understood as objective reality
d. historical events are value-neutral elements built up with meaning c. writers describe historical facts the way they happened b. people maintain fixed narratives about the history of a place.
6. What critical movement is more related to left-wing British
politics? a. Postmodernism d. New Historicism c. Post-structuralism b. Cultural Materialism.
7. Foucault was a thinker well-known for a. developing the concept of “discourse” from a New
Historical lens b. understanding human agency as free from interferences c. writing about nineteenth century’s anti-establishment
d. founding New Historicism in the United States.
8. Criticism must aim at unveiling the gaps between what the
author controls and is conscious of in her/his use of language
and what she/he is not. Who do you think considered this
assertion one of the main objectives of literary criticism? a. White b. Williams c. Derrida d. Greenblatt.