Quiz Aristotle's Poetics
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1. Which of the followings define Criticism?
Select all those options which you think are correct. There may be more than one correct answer.
2. What is the difference between Literary Theory and Literary Criticism
3. Which of the following clarifications of Literary Theory and Literary Criticism are NOT TRUE.
Select the options which are NOT TRUE. (Reading this may help you: http://www.slideshare.net/dilipbarad/difference-between-literary-theory-and-criticism)
4. Identify the 'Critic', 'Creative writer' and both (critic-creative writer):
Creative Writer
Both Critic and Creative Writer
William Shakespeare
John Dryden
William Wordsworth
Samuel Coleridge
T.S. Eliot
Matthew Arnold
5. Who said this about 'Creativity (Creative writer) and Criticism (critic)?
“To the critics, of the arts and especially literature, custom has given an independent place. In this respect it differs from all other kind of criticism.” 
‘if the writer questions the universe, the critic questions literature, that is to say, the universe of signs. But what was a sign for the writer (the work) becomes meaning for the critic (since it is the object of the critical discourse), and in another way what was meaning for the writer (his view of the world) becomes a sign for the critic, as the theme and symbol of a certain literary nature’.
‘… nature and learning has qualified them to judge…’
‘judge of poets is only the faculty of poets; and not of all poets, but the best’.
“Both from Heaven derive their light These born to judge, as well as those to write.”
Gerrard Genette
R.A. Scott James
Ben Johnson
Samuel Johnson
Alexander Pope
6. Which of the following statements about the 'Creative Writer' are TRUE?
Select all TRUE answers
7. Which of the following statements about the CRITIC are TRUE?
Select all TRUE answers
8. Which of the following argument/s for Plato's objection to Poetry is/are TRUE?
Select all correct option/s (This presentation may help you: http://www.slideshare.net/dilipbarad/platos-objections-to-poetry-and-aristotles-answers)
9. Match the following with its appropriate counterpart with reference to Plato'a objection to Poetry:
It is not ethical because it promotes undesirable passions
It is not philosophical because it does not provide true knowledge 
It is not pragmatic because it is inferior to the practical arts and therefore has no educational value
Moral Point of View
Philosophical Point of View
Point of View of Education
10. Which of the following arguments for Plato's objection to Poetry is TRUE?
Select all correct argument/s
11. Which of the following arguments were given by Aristotle is reply to Plato's objections?
Select all correct argument/s
12. Plato’s charge that needless lamentations and ecstasies at the imaginary events of sorrow and happiness encourages weaker part of soul and numbs faculty of reason. This charge is defended by Aristotle in his Theory of ______.
13. With which of the following arguments you would like to agree in favour of Aristotle in his reply to Plato's objections?
Select all correct argument/s
14. Who has proposed a method of analyzing plots from Aristotle's concept of Unity of Action as illustrated in above image?
15. Match the English terms with its Greek counterpart:
Melody / Songs
17. No critic can ever be a good critic unless . . .
18. Plato confused the study of 'Aesthetics' with the study of 'Morals'. Aristotle removed that confusion and created the study of aesthetics.
19. According to Aristotle, 'metre or verse' alone is the distinguishing feature of poetry.
20. Match with the appropriate:
Life of great people or mean people is imitated. This will make that work Tragedy/Epic or Comedy/Satire.
Colours or Words or Marbles or Music used to imitate
Imitation by action or narration
Object of Imitation
Medium of Imitation
Manner of Imitation
21. Which part of the definition of Tragedy mentions the nature of tragedy?
22. Which part of the definition of Tragedy mentions the function of tragedy?
23. Which part of the definition of Tragedy mentions one of the important six parts of tragedy - Diction?
24. Which part of the definition of Tragedy mentions the vital difference between the Tragedy and Epic?
25. With reference to discussion in Catharsis in F.L. Lucas's 'Tragedy: Serious Drama in Relation to Aristotle's Poetics', match the following with its appropriate meaning:
Religious significance of purifying impure emotions and feelings of pity and fear
Medical purgation of humours
Moderating excess of pity (self-pity) and fear
But I should have thought they were suffering in their daily lives, not from excess of emotion, but from deficiency; that they wanted, not to be ‘purge’, but to be fed – that they were hungry and thirsty for emotions that the dull round of their days denied
Moderation or Tempering
Fulfillment or Satisfaction
26. Who said: "Repression, it appears, leads to neurosis. The idea associated with emotional states may, some physicians tell us, if denied their natural outlet issues in instability and hysteria. Relief of the unconscious mind, whether of the community or the individual from physical tension is at times a necessity… The milder ailment cures severer, the external excitement draws off the internal, the fear without disperses the fear within, the cup of the sour brims over and tranquility is restored. … And if you care to add refinement you may think of this release as an escape from personal pre-occupations and anxieties into the larger life of sympathy with the whole human clan, the universal world, which embraces that great society of the living, the dead, and those yet to be born."?
27. Which of the followings are TRUE about PLOT in Tragedy?
28. Match the followings types of tragic protagonists with its appropriate example:
It is shocking and disturbs faith - Book of Job
It is neither moving nor moral - Moll Flanders
It is moral but not moving - all villains
It is an idea situation - Oedipus / Hamlet
A Good Protagonist - coming to bad end
A Bad Protagonist - coming to good end
A Bad Protagonist - coming to bad end
A rather Good Protagonist - coming to bad end
29. Which of the following statements are NOT TRUE about Hamartia in Tragic Hero?
30. Which of the following/s is/are true about Hamartia in modern plays?
31. According to Aristotle, tragedy is higher form of art than epic. Which of the following arguments are given by him to justify it?
32. Match following features of Tragedy and Epic with general characteristics:
Epic is the story of the past; while the drama is a representation of a story in the present.
It is necessary to follow law of cause and effect, and that of probability and necessity in tragedy. In epic, such absurdity passes unnoticed. 
Epic is related to an action concerning the fortunes or destiny of people or nation, and thereby it presents the life of an entire period. In tragedy, on the other hand, the emphasis is on an individual, his idiosyncrasies and behavior.
Tragedy can have variety of metres but the epic is confined only to one meter. Epics have hexameter, tragedy can have iambic pentameter, trochaic, tetrameter etc. 
Tragedy is complete with certain magnitude: The Epic is vast in its magnitude. The Unity of Time, Place and Action is not followed in epic.
Length: Unity of Time, Place and Action
Subject Matter
marvelous and irrational
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