21st Century Literature Quiz
Quiz on the Introduction to Literature...
21ST CENTURY LITERATURE FROM THE PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINES AND THE WORLD QUIZ # 1 FIRST QUARTER The Nature and Elements of Literature General Directions: Read Directions: Read and answer each item carefully. Shade the letter of the best answer in your answer sheet. I. TRUE OR FALSE Shade letter A if your answer is True and letter D if your answer is False 1. Literature is the significant human exploitations written in words well-chosen and arranged. 2. People are fond of telling others about the things we have seen or imagined; hence the literature of description. 3. A great book is born of the brain and heart of its author; he has put himself into its pages; they partake of his life, and are instinct with his individuality. 4. People are strongly impelled to confide to others what they think and feel; hence the literature which deals with the great drama of human life and action. 5. A great book grows directly out of life; in reading it, we are brought into large, close, and fresh relations with life; and in that fact lies the final explanation of its power. 6. Literature is different from a treasure chest because literature does not only keep experiences but also exposes relevant experiences e xperiences to audiences around the world. 7. A piece of literature differs from a specialized treatise on astronomy, political economy, philosophy, or even history, in part because it appeals, not to a particular class of readers only. 8. Literature is composed of those books, and of those books only, which, in the first place, by reason of their subject-matter and their mode of treating it, are of general human interest. 9. Literature is a vital record of what men have seen in life, what they have experienced of It, what they have thought and felt about those aspects of it which have the most immediate and enduring interest for all of us. 10. People are intensely interested in men and women, their lives, motives, passions, relationships; hence the literature which directly expresses the thoughts and feelings of the writer. II. CLASSIFICATION CLASSIFICATION Identify which from the group is not identified under its Classification of Literature 11. Literature of Self-Expression A. Essay B. Elegy 12. Literature of Human Life and Activity A. Epic B. Novel 13. Literature of Description A. Lyric Poetry B. Book Travel 14. Literature of Self-Expression A. Lyric Poetry B. Literary Criticism
D. Lyric Poetry
D. Literary Criticism
C. Literary Art
D. Descriptive Essay
C. Short Story
D. Poetry of Argument 1
15. Literature of Human Life and Activity A. Essay B. Short Story 16. Literature of Description A. Travel Blog B. Eulogy
D. Literary Art
III. IDENTIFICATION Identify the Theme of 21st Century Literature based from the statement Choices:
A. B. C. D.
Identity History and Memory Technology Intertextuality
17. As contemporary readers are able to look back and see how it has been depicted differently for different audiences, these have become themes in 21st century literature. Often contemporary literature explores the notion of multiplicities of truth and acknowledges that it is filtered through human perspective and experience. 18. Today, this is more integrated into people’s lives than ever before. Dreams of what this could potentially help people become and anxieties regarding the demise of humanity as a result of this can be seen in 21st century literature. 19. In postmodern style, many contemporary writers recognize a piece of work as being one among many throughout history. As such, many writers purposely include acknowledgements, references or parallels to other works of fiction, recognizing their place in a larger, broader conversation, context and body of work. Some themes go as far as to poke fun at a work’s own lack of originality or the clichés that it seemingly cannot escape. 20. With increasing globalization, intersections of cultures and more vocal discussions of women’s rights and LGBT rights, it has become a common theme in 21st century literature. In a world that is now able to exchange ideas more quickly than ever before via the Internet and other technological advancements, people have relatively more freedom to draw from multiple cultures and philosophies and question the concept of the self and its relation to the body, brain and “soul.” IV. REFLECTION Write a 10 or more sentences reflection on the question: “How can literature be the mirror of life?”
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