Who Is Kenneth Burke?

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Who Is Kenneth Burke?

Besides his nerdy face, Kenneth Burke is remembered for more interesting things. Kenneth Burke, in his lifetime was an essayist, critic and literary intellectual. His sheer literary talent was well harnessed in several pieces. Kenneth Burke was a good reader of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud's books, little wonder he authored intellectual works.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How old was Kenneth Burke when he died?
    • A. 

      97 years old

    • B. 

      85 years old

    • C. 

      93 years old

    • D. 

      99 years old

  • 2. 
    When was Kenneth Burke born?
    • A. 

      January 12, 1867

    • B. 

      March 9, 1879

    • C. 

      May 5, 1897

    • D. 

      June 9, 1891

  • 3. 
    Which of these was his alma matter?
    • A. 

      Ohio State University

    • B. 

      Harvard University

    • C. 

      Cleveland University

    • D. 

      Stanford University

  • 4. 
    In what year did he marry Lily Batterham?
    • A. 

      1914

    • B. 

      1917

    • C. 

      1908

    • D. 

      1919

  • 5. 
    Which of these is Burke's artist grandson?
    • A. 

      Harry Chappin

    • B. 

      Mike Burke

    • C. 

      Lilian Adams

    • D. 

      Marvin Trace

  • 6. 
    What ailment was responsible for his death?
    • A. 

      Kidney failure

    • B. 

      Liver failure

    • C. 

      Heart failure

    • D. 

      Lung Cancer 

  • 7. 
    Which of these persons was not associated with Kenneth Burke?
    • A. 

      Mark Philips

    • B. 

      Thorstein Veblen

    • C. 

      Friedrich Nietzsche

    • D. 

      Sigmund Freud

  • 8. 
    What did Burke call social and political rhetorical analysis?
    • A. 

      Capitalism

    • B. 

      Dramatism

    • C. 

      Behaviourism

    • D. 

      Rhotorism

  • 9. 
    When was Burke's 'Language as Symbolic Action' published?
    • A. 

      1976

    • B. 

      1966

    • C. 

      1978

    • D. 

      1923

  • 10. 
    Which of these is not one of his works?
    • A. 

      Counter Statement

    • B. 

      Towards A Better Life

    • C. 

      Pamanence and Change

    • D. 

      Attitudes Towards Work