Quiz On How To Read Literature Like A Professor

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Quiz On How To Read Literature Like A Professor

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In chapter 8, Foster points out that in the 20th century fairytales
    • A. 

      Women sometimes save men

    • B. 

      Men often abandon the women

    • C. 

      There is never "happily ever after"

    • D. 

      After a period of time the couples file for divorce

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    In chapter 8, Foster says that Peter Pan is a symbol of
    • A. 

      An immature world

    • B. 

      A failed society

    • C. 

      Refusing to grow up

    • D. 

      An irrational world

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    In chapter 18, Foster points out that Baptism
    • A. 

      Is a symbol of freedom

    • B. 

      Is a symbol of death

    • C. 

      Represents bathing

    • D. 

      Is a symbolic death and rebirth as a new individual

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Drowning is symbolic baptism, but if the character does not come back up it represents
    • A. 

      Choosing to enter a new life while leaving behind the old one

    • B. 

      Choosing to leave a family because of certain circumstances

    • C. 

      A lost battle

    • D. 

      A war between the worlds

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    In the chapter titled Envoi, Foster defines the word as
    • A. 

      A killing ritual

    • B. 

      A conclusion

    • C. 

      A cleansing

    • D. 

      A sending off

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    In the Envoi, Foster points out that
    • A. 

      Students are rarely able to find symbols by themselves

    • B. 

      Searching for patterns and symbols will become second nature

    • C. 

      All students should simply give up

    • D. 

      Answers A & C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    In the Interlude, Foster defines intertextuality as
    • A. 

      The idea that everything within a work is connected to something else

    • B. 

      Cross referencing

    • C. 

      A work with no symbols

    • D. 

      A work that references itself

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    In the interlude Foster defines Archetype as
    • A. 

      A pattern by which a story comes into being

    • B. 

      A set goal

    • C. 

      A book

    • D. 

      A novel that overflows with symbols

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    In Chapter 8, Foster points out that both Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz represents
    • A. 

      Supernatural powers

    • B. 

      Lost boys

    • C. 

      Entering a different world that operates under different rules

    • D. 

      A & C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    In his interlude titled: One Story, Foster repeats himself by pointing out that
    • A. 

      Literature repeats itself and there is only one story

    • B. 

      All literature is 100% original

    • C. 

      Authors try to copy other authors

    • D. 

      Literature has no meaning

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    According to Chapter 15, survival of a flight crash most likely symbolizes
    • A. 

      Re-birth

    • B. 

      The crucifixion

    • C. 

      The afterlife

    • D. 

      Forgiveness

    • E. 

      Isolation

  • 12. 
    According to Chapter 15, which of the following does flight not symbolize?
    • A. 

      Magic

    • B. 

      Freedom

    • C. 

      Forgiveness

    • D. 

      Escape

    • E. 

      True Love

  • 13. 
    According to Chapter 15, what "trumps everything"?
    • A. 

      Flight

    • B. 

      The Bible

    • C. 

      Friendship

    • D. 

      Irony

    • E. 

      True Love

  • 14. 
    According to Chapter 19, which of the following do "high" places not symbolize?
    • A. 

      Purity

    • B. 

      Life

    • C. 

      Sin

    • D. 

      Isolation

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    According to Chapter 19, in which elements of literature is geography relevant?
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Why is political writing not good writing?           I. It is one-dimensional          II. It does not travel well of time and place         III. It is programmatic and pushes a single cause
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      I, III

    • D. 

      II, III

    • E. 

      I, II, III

  • 17. 
    Richard III in Shakespeare's tale has scoliosis. For what purpose?
    • A. 

      He is as spiritually and morally twisted as his back

    • B. 

      Make the audience has sympathy for him

    • C. 

      It is foreshadowing of the plot-twisting tale

    • D. 

      The irony of a good leader having a physical imperfection

    • E. 

      It has no real purpose

  • 18. 
    Which is the most famous example of a mark of greatness?
    • A. 

      Billy Bud

    • B. 

      Divine Comedia

    • C. 

      Oedipus Rex

    • D. 

      Much Ado About Nothing

    • E. 

      Isaac's Gingerness

  • 19. 
    Foster mentions in chapter 20 that in stories, the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter often represent, respectively:
    • A. 

      Excitement, Happiness, Apathy, Depression

    • B. 

      North, South, East, West

    • C. 

      Birth, Adulthood, Middle Age, Death

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    In the introduction, Foster claims that literature professors see everything as a/an __________ until proven otherwise.
    • A. 

      Archetype

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Uninteresting story

    • D. 

      Cliche

    • E. 

      Allusion

  • 21. 
    In the Introduction, Foster claims that the first response of a normal reader to a text is:
    • A. 

      A logical response

    • B. 

      An analytical response

    • C. 

      An emotional response

    • D. 

      A bored response

    • E. 

      A critical response

  • 22. 
    Foster points out in chapter 14 that the use of a Christ figure can often create a/an ___________ effect.
    • A. 

      Humorous

    • B. 

      Satirical

    • C. 

      Condescending

    • D. 

      Pedantic

    • E. 

      Ironic

  • 23. 
    Foster claims in the introduction that the professional reader is separated from others by:
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Pattern

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Foster claims in the introduction that many people often accuse literature teachers of
    • A. 

      Giving really hard assignments

    • B. 

      Making impossible quizzes

    • C. 

      Reading too much into a text

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    In Chapter 4, how many syllables are in a line of a sonnet?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      A pentalot