Archetypal Criticism Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Archetypal criticism....?

    • A.

      Deals with the similarities of patterns in the literature of widely diverse cultures.

    • B.

      Focuses on a readers active engagement with a piece of print or non-print text.

    • C.

      Examines how differing religious beliefs, ethnicities, identifications, political beliefs, and individual viewpoints affect how texts are created and interpreted.

    • D.

      Focuses on relationships between genders.

    Correct Answer
    A. Deals with the similarities of patterns in the literature of widely diverse cultures.
    Explanation
    Archetypal criticism deals with the similarities of patterns in the literature of widely diverse cultures.

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  • 2. 

    True/Falsean example of archetypal criticism might show a heroes journey through different cultures. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Archetypal criticism is a literary theory that focuses on the recurring patterns, symbols, and themes found in literature. The hero's journey is one such archetype that appears in various cultures and mythologies. It follows a pattern where a hero embarks on an adventure, faces challenges, undergoes transformation, and returns home. Therefore, it is plausible to suggest that an example of archetypal criticism could indeed showcase a hero's journey through different cultures, making the statement "True" correct.

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  • 3. 

    The word archetype means..?

    • A.

      A recurrent symbol or motif in literature.

    • B.

      A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

    • C.

      A type of arc.

    • D.

      Having distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing.

    Correct Answer
    A. A recurrent symbol or motif in literature.
    Explanation
    The word "archetype" refers to a recurrent symbol or motif in literature. This means that it represents a commonly used and recognizable symbol or theme that appears repeatedly in various literary works. Archetypes often have a deep and universal significance, representing fundamental human experiences or characteristics. They can include characters, settings, or plot elements that are easily recognizable and have a symbolic meaning beyond their literal interpretation.

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  • 4. 

    A person might use archetypal criticism when reading stories from different (starts with a C)

    Correct Answer
    cultures
    Explanation
    Archetypal criticism is a literary theory that focuses on the recurring symbols, themes, and character types found in literature across different cultures and time periods. By using archetypal criticism, a person can analyze and interpret the universal patterns and symbols present in stories from various cultures. This approach allows for a deeper understanding of the shared human experiences and collective unconscious that are reflected in literature. Therefore, it is appropriate to use archetypal criticism when reading stories from different cultures.

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  • 5. 

    Choose an answer(s) that might be a motif in different archetypal writings. Motif- a recurring word, character, object, or idea in literary works. 

    • A.

      A heroes journey

    • B.

      The evil stepmother

    • C.

      The wicked witch of the west

    • D.

      The mystical IPhone 6

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A heroes journey
    B. The evil stepmother
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A heroes journey" and "The evil stepmother". These two options can be considered motifs in different archetypal writings. The hero's journey is a recurring theme in many stories, where the protagonist goes through a series of trials and challenges to achieve personal growth and transformation. The evil stepmother is also a common motif, often representing a character who opposes or mistreats the protagonist, creating conflict and tension in the narrative. Both motifs have been used in various literary works throughout history.

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  • 6. 

    What would be an example of archetypal criticism in movies?

    • A.

      The story of the guy getting the girl

    • B.

      The story of the boy stuck in a maze

    • C.

      The story of the siblings getting stuck in their closet

    • D.

      The story of the whale that eats people

    Correct Answer
    A. The story of the guy getting the girl
    Explanation
    This is an example of archetypal criticism in movies because it represents a common and recurring theme in storytelling - the hero's journey and the fulfillment of desire. The "guy getting the girl" archetype is a classic narrative trope where the protagonist overcomes obstacles and eventually wins the love and affection of the desired romantic partner. This archetype can be found in numerous movies across different genres, making it a recognizable and widely understood storytelling convention.

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