What is hermeneutics ?

A. A system for categorizing books
B. The psychological study of authors
C. The study of textual interpretation
D. A reader-response test

Which of the following are examples of literary interpretation ?

A. Investigating the relationship between words and objective reality
B. Comparing the Bible to folk tales from other cultures
C. Researching an author’s biography for clues about how to understand his or her writing
D. Researching what previous critics have said about a literary work

What are some of the hallmarks or conventions of the poetic form of the ode ?

A. Simplicity in language, brevity in form, and humorousness in attitude
B. Complexity in language, lengthiness in form, and seriousness in attitude
C. Simplicity in language, lengthiness in form, and humorousness in attitude
D. Complexity in language, brevity in form, and humorousness in attitude

Which of the following offers the best description of literary theory ?

A. Literary theory involves coming to a precise understanding of a writer’s psychology.
B. Literary theory involves measuring the quality of a literary work.
C. Literary theory involves considering the publication history of literary texts.
D. Literary theory involves describing the underlying principles of a literary work.

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