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Subject : CLT110 Text, Image, Culture

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Simply type your answers to the questions in the spaces
provided. Please do not change the formatting of this
document. There are (14 questions) to be

1. Match the characteristic of Humanism (in the list on the
left) to its description (from the list on the right):

a) Universalism 1) Clear thought and logical deduction will
provide reasonable people with answers

b) Empiricism 2) There are organising principles that can
generally be applied to provide a blue-print for truth

c) Rationalism 3) Truths can be unequivocally arrived at in
and through objective observation and measurement

d) Idealism 4) The person is the basic unit of society
and is able to exercise free choice.

e) Individualism 5) There are general principles that can
be applied to all people at all times and in all cultures

Answer: a)

2. There are three kinds of reading positions that can be
taken in relation to text. These are:

A. Overview, review and interview
B. Comprehensive, radical and flexible
C. Compliant, resistant and tactical
D. None of the above


3.  Identity in post-modern terms is:

A. A temporary stabilisation of meaning or description of
ourselves with which we identify at a particular time
B. A fixed meaning that we try to live up to in life
C. Imposed by our cultural circumstances or others over
which we have little say
D. Something that we make up for ourselves based on our


4. In Cultural Studies, a  text refers to:

A. Things that are written down like books and magazines
B. Any and all cultural practices, objects, and ways of
articulating the world
C. Things generated by authors (writers, filmmakers etc.)
who can tell us the true meaning of their work
D. The way things are worded or phrased in written


5. Genre can best be described as:

A. Simply a way to classify books, movies etc. into
B. Textual conventions that reflect the history of the
society in which they are produced.
C. A set of well-defined defined boundaries within which
are found unique stories
D. All of the above


6. Match the theorist (in the list on the left) with their main
area of theoretical concern (from the list on the right):

a) Althusser 1) Deconstruction, textuality
b) Saussure 2) Discourse
c) Foucault 3) Denotation and connotation
d) Derrida 4) Signifying systems
e) Barthes 5) Ideology, class

Answer: a)

7. The relationship between Mary Shelley s creature in her
book Frankenstein and the replicants in the film Blade
Runner can best be described as:

A. Polysemic
B. Hegemonic
C. Intertextual
D. Genric



8.  Deconstructing a text is a process that:

A. Looks at the binary oppositional relationships in a text
(such as good/bad, white/black) to see which is positioned
as the inferior
B. Exposes the  taken-for-granted ideas in a text
C. Seeks the assumptions that motivate a text
D. All of the above.


9. Subjectivity is concerned with:

A. Discovering how the essence of a person is derived
B. The continuing process of understanding identity within
discursive relationships
C. Finding the common-sense basis of  who I am in a
social setting
D. Explaining how people are born with certain
predispositions and how these relate to cultural settings


10. Match the concept (in the list on the left) with its
meaning (from the list on the right):

a) signifier 1) a structure or system of culturally agreed-
upon linguistic differences

b) referent 2) the concept or idea we want to

c) language 3) Saussure s term for an arbitrary
relationship between the form of a message and the
meanings being conveyed

d) signified 4) the way an idea is expressed, be it through
speech, painting, writing etc.

e) sign 5) a thing or object in the real world

Answer: a)

11. Following Althusser, universities are an example of:

A. The way in which a state provides a way for all its
citizens to better themselves
B. An Ideological State Apparatus
C. A place of learning that must remain aloof from politics
D. A Repressive State Apparatus



12. The term  discourse in Cultural Studies refers to:

A. How the world is given meaning: what we can we talk
about/ see /think/believe, and what is silenced or
B. The way our cultural knowledge is constructed by the
explicit and implicit ideas surrounding us
C. How knowledge is produced through language and gives
meaning to the world in which we live
D. All of the above


13. The reflective or mimetic model of representation is
one where language is said to:

A. reflect contingent realities
B. reproduce the true meaning of a thing that already
C. show that representation constructs reality
D. assert that meaning does not reside in the thing itself,
rather words or signs mean what the author intended them


14. Match the philosophical movement statement (from the
list on the right) with the description that best describes
the philosophical position it represents (from the list on the

a) Post-modernism
1) Views meanings as culturally and historically specific

b) Humanism
2) Encourages varieties of knowledge, rejects grand
narratives and universal truth

c) Modernism
3) Sees social identities as being known through their
stability of meaning and underlying truth

d) Essentialism
4)Believes in universalism, the importance of the
individual, and over-arching truths that define who we are

e) Constructionism
5)Built upon ideas of uncertainty, change, ambiguity,
and fragmentation

Answer: a)