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Literary Theories & Research Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. According to most modern schools of literary theory, how important is a text's author in determining its intent?

Question 2 2. Which branch of literary criticism are you primarily practicing when analyzing a text through the lens of class relations?

Question 3 3. Which buzzword is associated with new criticism?

Question 4 4. The genre of literary criticism evolved alongside which movement?

Question 5 5. What is one of the primary interests of postmodern literary theory?

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Question 6 6. What is a peer reviewed journal?

Question 7 7. Why is bias an issue when conducting literary analysis?

Question 8 8. Give me an example of a primary source for the shooting of John F Kennedy?

Question 9 9. What is a primary resource?

Question 10 10. When evaluating data, what is a great way to create a to do list of sorts for your analysis?

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Question 11 11. Mr. Gibbs is working on a lesson plan for vocabulary instruction. Which of the following activities would be appropriate for him to include?

Question 12 12. At the end of the first quarter, you are surprised to learn that one third of your students still do not understand all of the letter sounds, which means they are now behind. What did you neglect to do?

Question 13 13. Mrs. Hatt has planned for her students to practice clapping out syllables during reading lessons. Which area of reading will they be focusing on?

Question 14 14. The most important elements of reading include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. Ms. James is worried about Benny, a struggling reader. She notices that he acts out during reading time, rarely finishes his work, and is easily distracted. What might Ms. James do to motivate Benny during reading time?

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Question 16 16. Literary research requires more materials and a more complex process than writing a simple _____.

Question 17 17. If you want to find something specific in your own background that helps you make a point about the text, you are probably making use of _____.

Question 18 18. In literary research, the materials (other books, articles, etc.) that you use to support your thesis are called _____.

Question 19 19. When you include direct material borrowed from secondary texts, you must format these correctly in your literary research paper, and _____ where the material came from.

Question 20 20. The literary theory that is based on the idea that money and power underlie every story is _____.

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Question 21 21. When doing a literary research project, you must have a _____, which is a specific point that you want to argue about the text.

Literary Theories & Research Chapter Exam Instructions

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