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Question 6

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following ancient critics does Alexander Pope commend as exemplary in Essay on Criticism? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Aristotle, Horace, Durfey, Quintilian, Longinus

b.

Aristotle, Quintilian, Dryden, Dionysius, Horace

c.

Aristotle, Horace, Dionysius, Quintilian, Longinus

d.

Aristotle, Longinus, Quintilian, Durfey, Dryden

Question 7

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

What is practical criticism? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The close analysis of literary texts in such a way as to bring out their political meaning.

b.

The close analysis of poems without taking account of any external information.

c.

The study of ambiguity.

d.

A movement which wished to make literary criticism more relevant.

Question 8

Literary Criticism and Theory

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which of the following does not describe some of the practices/beliefs of feminist literary criticism? (July)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Feminist criticism recuperates female writers ignored by the canon.

b.

Feminist literary critics argue that the traditional canon is justified.

c.

Feminist literary critics offer a criticism of the construction of gender.

d.

Feminist literary critics mostly reject the essentialising of ‘male’ and ‘female’ .

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