Literature Quiz: Renaissance And Contemporary Theory (Long)

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are characteristic to the renaissance humanists?
    • A. 

      Renaissance humanists wished to recreate classical culture in their own day

    • B. 

      Renaissance humanists wished to create eloquence in their students and readers

    • C. 

      Renaissance humanists wished to spread knowledge by translating Greek books into Latin and Latin books into vernaculars

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The studia humanitatis of the renaissance humanists contained which of the following subjects?
    • A. 

      Grammar

    • B. 

      Dialectic

    • C. 

      Rhetoric

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    According to George Trebizond in Rhetoricorum libri V, which of the following are among the parts of an oration?
    • A. 

      Introduction

    • B. 

      Narration

    • C. 

      Contention

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    In George Trebizond's Rhetoricorum libri V, the treatment of style is structured by accounts of which of the following theoretical concepts?
    • A. 

      Kinds of style

    • B. 

      Qualities of style

    • C. 

      Forms of style

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    In Thomas Wilson's The Arte of Rhetorique, the treatment of invention is structured by accounts of which of the following concepts?
    • A. 

      Parts of an oration

    • B. 

      Kinds of causes or orations

    • C. 

      Amplification

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    According to Thomas Wilson in The Arte of Rhetorique, which of the following are qualities of expression?
    • A. 

      Plaines

    • B. 

      Brevitie

    • C. 

      Enditing

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    According to Henry Peacham in The Garden of Eloquence, figures may be classified into which of the following highest level categories?
    • A. 

      Tropes

    • B. 

      Figures of words

    • C. 

      Figures of sentences

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    According to Henry Peacham in The Garden of Eloquence, knowledge of figures is helpful in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Figures promote wisdom

    • B. 

      Figures promote apt speech

    • C. 

      Figures promote persuasiveness

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Richard Rainolde's Foundacion of Rhetorike offers principles for a series of fourteen writing exercises of increasing difficulty designed to teach composition. Which of the following represent lists of these exercises in the order that Rainolde gives them?
    • A. 

      Fable, Narracion, Chria, Sentence, Confutacion

    • B. 

      Confirmacion, Commonplace, The praise, The dispraise, Comparison

    • C. 

      Ethopeia, Discripcion, Thesis, Legislatio

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Within his Foundacion of Rhetorike, Richard Rainolde claims explicitly that his work follows a pedagogical pattern already established by which of the following authors?
    • A. 

      Quintilian

    • B. 

      Aphthonius

    • C. 

      Lorich

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Within Defence of Contraries by Anthony Mundy, which of the following are identified as plausible beneficiaries of the work?
    • A. 

      Yong wittes

    • B. 

      The learned

    • C. 

      The Queen of England

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    In The Defence of Contraries, Anthony Mundy calls his compositions declamations. Using the ancient conception of what constitutes a declamation, Mundy's characterization of his compositions might be called inaccurate for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      The compositions are not factual

    • B. 

      The compositions are not deliverative

    • C. 

      The compositions are not forensic

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of the following represent epistolary genera in Angel Day's The English Secretorie?
    • A. 

      Demonstratiue

    • B. 

      Deliveratiue

    • C. 

      Iudiciall

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following represent types of familiar letters in Angel Day's The English Secretorie?
    • A. 

      Amatorie

    • B. 

      Gratulatorie

    • C. 

      Narratorie

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following represent standard parts of a letter according to Angel Days' The English Secretorie?
    • A. 

      Securing of Good Will

    • B. 

      Peition

    • C. 

      Conclusion

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Assuming that an inferior is writing to a superior, which of the following placements of letter elements are recommended in Angel Day's The English Secretorie?
    • A. 

      The superscription is placed high on the page just above the text of the letter

    • B. 

      The salutation is placed very near the end of the text of the letter

    • C. 

      The subscription is placed low on the page following the text of the letter

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    According to Hyperius in The Practice of Preaching, preachers my turn to the rhetoricians for which of the following parts of a preacher?
    • A. 

      Invention

    • B. 

      Disposition

    • C. 

      Elocution

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    In The Practice of Preaching, Hyperius explicitly recognizes which of the following as types of sermons?
    • A. 

      Convertatorie

    • B. 

      Demonstratiue

    • C. 

      Redargutiue

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Within Hyperius' The Practice of Preaching, which of the following are recognized as standard parts of a sermon?
    • A. 

      Inuocation

    • B. 

      Consolation

    • C. 

      Conclusion

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and C only

    • F. 

      A and B only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    In The Practise of Preaching, which of the following does Hyperius offer as means of moving audience affections in sermons?
    • A. 

      Delivery of the preacher

    • B. 

      Places

    • C. 

      Figures

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    According to Leonarde Cox in The arte or craft of Rhetoryke, which of the following are functional activities of the speaker?
    • A. 

      Iugment

    • B. 

      Eloquence

    • C. 

      Memory

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    In The arte or craft of Rhetoryke, Leonarde Cox suggests that there are "foure kyndes of Oracions." Which of the following represent "kyndes of Oracions" within that description?
    • A. 

      Logycall

    • B. 

      Informatiue

    • C. 

      Persuadible

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are likely sources for Leonard Cox's The arte or crafte of Rhetoryke?
    • A. 

      Richard Sherry's A treatise of Schemes and Tropes

    • B. 

      Thomas Wilson's Arte of Rhetorique

    • C. 

      Andreas Hyperius' early Latin version of The Practise of Preaching

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    According to Peter Ramus' Dialectica libri II, which of the following belong to dialectic or logic?
    • A. 

      Inuention

    • B. 

      Iudgement

    • C. 

      Eloqution

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    According to Peter Ramus' Dialectica libri II, which of the following are topics for artificiall argumentes?
    • A. 

      Adjuncts

    • B. 

      Names

    • C. 

      Definitions

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      B and C only

    • H. 

      None of the above

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