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Calapan City Campus

of Agriculture and

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Technology

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Alcate, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro 5205 Philippines

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Midterm Examination in Literary Criticism


Bachelor of Secondary Education - English
Year III
MR. CEDRIC M. RAYLA
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR

Name:
Date:
Score:
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DIRECTIONS: Read the questions and consider the options carefully. Use the answer sheet provided. Shade the
appropriate bracket neatly. Erasures are strongly discouraged. Use BLACK INK only. Pencil is NOT
ALLOWED during the examination.
Test I. Multiple Choice
Coverage: An Overview of Literary Theory and Criticism

Background of Literary Theory and Criticism


Theory as Discipline
The relationship between the Literary Critic and the Writer
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According to him, prior to the 20 th century, the investigation of the nature and value had had a long and
distinguished history, beginning with Plato and Aristotle and continuing into modern times. Who is he?
a. Matthew Arnold
b. Samuel Taylor
c. Sir Philip Sydney
d. Kelly Griffith
2. The history of literature is the history of literary criticism.
a. Jide Balogun
b. Kelly Griffith
c. Tyson Lois
d. Terry Eagleton
3. This literary critic argues that theory is a body of ideas and methods used in the practical reading of
literature. For him, theories reveal what literature can mean. Who is he?
a. Tyson Lois
b. Terry Eagleton
c. Kelly Griffith
d. Jide Balogun
4. According to him, there are some students who complain that literary theory is impossibly esoteric; who
suspect it arcane, elitist enclave somewhat akin to nuclear physics. Who is he?
a. Terry Eagleton
b. Tyson Lois
c. Jide Balogun
d. Kelly Griffith
5. He defines literary theory generally as the systematic account of the nature of literature and of the
methods for analyzing it. Who is he?
a. Gerald Graf
b. Graham Hough
c. Jonathan Culler
d. M. H. Abraham
6. In his book, An Essay on Criticism (1996),___________ distinguishes two categories of literary theories.
The first category he calls the extrinsic theories and the secondary theory is the intrinsic theories.
a. M. H. Abraham
b. Gerald Graf
c. Jonathan Culler
d. Graham Hough
7. This kind of literary theory isolates a work of literature from its external reality.
a. Extrinsic motivation
b. Intrinsic motivation
c. Intrinsic theories
d. Extrinsic theories
8. These theories talk about the formal nature of literature and more specifically what it is.
a. Extrinsic motivation
b. Intrinsic motivation
c. Intrinsic theories
d. Extrinsic theories
9. It is a body of rules or principles used to appraise works of literature.
a. Literary theory
b. Theory
c. Literature
d. Criticism
10. It tries to explain the assumptions and values upon which various forms of literary criticism rest.
a. Literary Theory
b. Theory
c. Literature
d. Criticism

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11. In The Mirror and the Lamp (1953) __________ points out that any reasonably adequate theory takes
some account of four elements. These elements are: the work itself, the artist who creates the work,
the universe or the nature that is being imitated by the work and the audience of work.
a. M. H. Abraham
b. Jonathan Culler
c. Kelly Griffith
d. Tyson Lois
12. It refers to the analysis and judgment of works of literature. It tries to interpret specific works of
literature and also helps us to identify and understand diferent ways of examining and interpreting
them.
a. Literary Interpretation
b. Literary Criticism
c. Literary Theory
d. Critical Theory
13. In his Literary Theory: A very Short Introduction, ________ holds that theory in literature refers to the
principles derived from internal analysis of texts or from knowledge external to the text that can be
applied in multiple interpretive situations.
a. M.H. Abraham
b. Kelly Griffith
c. Jonathan Culler
d. Graham Hough
14. _______ contends that the task of resolving the crisis engendered in literary texts is possible through the
formulation of some principles, parameters and paradigms which are technically termed theories.
a. Joseph Conrad
b. Jide Balogun
c. M.H. Abraham
d. Graham Hough
15. _______ means all things of the world apart from the audience.
a. Pragmatic theories
b. Universe
c. Expressive theories
d. Objective
16. These theories are interested in the relationship between text and audience.
a. Pragmatic theories
b. Expressive theories
c. Objective theories
d. Mimetic theories
17. These theories are concerned with the text- author relationship.
a. Pragmatic theories
b. Expressive theories
c. Objective theories
d. Mimetic theories
18. These theories focus on analysis of the text in isolation.
a. Pragmatic theories
b. Expressive theories
c. Objective theories
d. Mimetic theories
19. These theories focus on the relationship between text and universe.
a. Pragmatic theories
b. Expressive theories
c. Objective theories
d. Mimetic theories
20. ________, by at large, tries to explain the literary work to us: its meaning, its design, its production, its
beauty.
a. Literary interpretation
b. Literary criticism
c. Literary samples
d. Literary genres
21. Writing on the role of literary criticism, ________ notes that the critical reading of poetry (prose and
drama) is an ardors discipline. The lesson of all criticism is that we have nothing to rely upon in making
our choices, but ourselves.
a. I.A. Richards
b. Jonathan Culler
c. Graham Hough
d. Kelly Griffith
22. The _________ is concerned with what the writer has tried to say in his work and how successful he has
been able to express it. For instance, the formalist critic is interested in how an author expresses an
idea, while the Marxist critic is interested in what an author is trying to express.
a. Literary criticism
b. Literary interpretation
c. Literary critic
d. Literary writer

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23. In the preface to A History of Literary Criticism (1991), _______ gives no room for any doubt about the
kinship of literature, literary criticism and literary theories. He says:
The study of literature requires knowledge of contexts as well as of texts. What kind of person wrote the
poem, the play, the novel, the essay? What forces acted upon them as they wrote. What was the
historical, the political, the philosophical, the economic, the cultural background, etc?
a. I.A. Richards
b. A.N. Jefares
c. M.H. Abraham
d. NVM Gonzales
24. 25. Literary criticism flourished in Europe and America with such literary giants like _______ and ______
as the fore-runners. Even in contemporary criticism, both men are still very much recognized and
respected. In fact, they were the theoreticians of literature for several decades. They were the doyens of
critical thought in Europe and America.
a. M.H. Abraham and A.N. Jefares
b. Plato and Aristotle
c. I.A. Richards and F.R. Leavis
d. Kelly Griffith and Graham Hough
25. It tries to explain the assumptions and values upon which various forms of literary criticism rest.
a. Literary Theory
b. Theory
c. Literature
d. Criticism
TEST II
Coverage: Theories of Literature 1

Mimetic Theory of Arts

Formalist Theory of Criticism


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Midterm Examination in Literary Criticism

Mindoro State College

Main Campus

Bongabong Campus

Calapan City Campus

of Agriculture and

Alcate, Victoria

Labasan, Bongabong

Masipit,

Calapan City

Technology

e-mail address: minscat_main@yahoo.com

Alcate, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro 5205 Philippines

Tel

.:

+639178156228

Fax: (+63) (43)2862368

Bachelor of Secondary Education - English


Year III
MR. CEDRIC M. RAYLA
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR

Name:

Date:

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Mindoro State College

Main Campus

Bongabong Campus

Calapan City Campus

of Agriculture and

Alcate, Victoria

Labasan, Bongabong

Masipit,

Calapan City

Technology

e-mail address: minscat_main@yahoo.com

Alcate, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro 5205 Philippines

Tel

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+639178156228

Fax: (+63) (43)2862368

A Narrative Report in
5th Regional and 1st International Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators (PAFTE) IB-B Pre- service
and In- service Teachers Convention.
Divine Word College of Calapan
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
January 22- 23, 2016
Aiming to equip ourselves with dependable and updated competencies that will further enable us to develop and
produce adept and experienced teachers in the future, we attended the 5 th Regional and 1st International Philippine
Association for Teachers and Educators (PAFTE) IV-B Pre- service and In- service Teachers Convention at Divine
Word College of Calapan in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, January 22- 23, 2016.
Six faculty members and a school nurse from MinSCAT Bongabong Campus were advised to attend in the said
convention and they were Mrs. Myla V. Izon, Mr.Brian Elaydo,Mr. Cedric M. Rayla,Ms. Maricel V. Barredo, Ms. Lorie
Jane Rey, Mrs, Janeth Linga and Mrs. Daphne Mercado, the official medical attendant of the MBC delegation.
Mrs. Izon being one of the officers of the PAFTE organization and Mr. Elaydo, the Head of Arts and Sciences led the
delegation on January 22, Friday at 6:30 pm. Other faculty delegates were designated in every van to look after the
students.
Prior to the said travel, each faculty was given list of students who will be under their supervision while travelling to
the venue. And the said strategy was effectively used since no faculty- adviser reported any case of mix up.
After an hour or two, the MBC delegation reached the place at exactly 8:30. The delegation was welcomed by the brass
band of the host school.
At 1pm, the program started with a community mass officiated by the priests from DWCC. Afterwards, the official
opening was held. Each delegation was recognized.
Among the dignitaries present were the Regional Director of CHED IV-B Dr. Virginia Akiate, Calapan City Mayor
Arnan C. Panaligan, Rev. Fr. Anthony Ibarra, DWCC President, Dr. Leonicia Marquines, MinSCAT City Campus
Director for Instruction, Dr. Junrey P. Petere, EMA EMITS Dean of Academic Affairs and Dr. Rosvelinda Dequiros,
DWCC Dean of Academic Affairs.
After the opening program the series of talk and workshop was held. Various topics were discussed.
Mr. and Ms. PAFTE capped the first day of the said seminar.
After the said pageant the delegates had their overnight stay at MinSCAT Calapan City Campus.
On the next day, other talks were rendered by the invited speakers. Dr. Morilla talked about Research in Education and
Rev. Glenn Paul Gomez, DWSJ President talked about Spirituality and Holiness.
The closing program highlighted the newly- elected officers of PAFTE Region IV-B and the awarding and recognition
of the past officers and delegates.
The program ended at 5pm.
Prepared by
CEDRIC M. RAYLA
PAFTE- Faculty Participant

Mindoro State College

Main Campus

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Calapan City Campus

of Agriculture and

Alcate, Victoria

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