Example Quiz Using Walter Benjamin's Essay

4 Questions | Total Attempts: 64

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In Technocultures, students will be assigned a week (and a reading). Before the class the students assigned to that week will prepare a quiz using ProProfs Quiz School. The quiz should include a mixture of multiple choice, fill in the blank and essay questions. All other students should complete this quiz. The students who created the quiz should look at the answers, and prepare a report on the overall pattern of responses. Evaluate each of the questions, and the answers that they elicited. There is not need to report on individual scores for these quizzes. This example quiz for the first lecture uses a classic essay from the 1930s by cultural critic Walter Benjamin (available online).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is Walter Benjamin?
    • A. 

      The author of 'Art in the age of digital reproduction'

    • B. 

      The author of 'Art in the time of mechanical reproduction'

    • C. 

      The author of 'Art in the age of mechanical reproduction'

    • D. 

      The author of 'Art in the age of mechanical replication'

  • 2. 
    The technique of reproduction detaches the reproduced object from the domain of XXXX.
  • 3. 
    That which withers in the age of mechanical reproduction is the XXXXXXX of the work of art.
    • A. 

      Meaning

    • B. 

      Aura

    • C. 

      Emotion

    • D. 

      Uniqueness

  • 4. 
    During long periods of history, the mode of human sense perception changes with humanity's entire mode of existence. The manner in which human sense perception is organized, the medium in which it is accomplished, is determined not only by nature but by historical circumstances as well.Evaluate Benjamin's observations on the historical specificity of sense perception in the light of a contemporary media form.