It is currently 17 Nov 2019, 05:12
My Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

An important development in twentieth-century literary criti

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
Joined: 17 Feb 2015
Posts: 105
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 37 [1] , given: 6

An important development in twentieth-century literary criti [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2016, 05:57
1
This post received
KUDOS
00:00

Question Stats:

82% (07:12) correct 17% (05:33) wrong based on 17 sessions
An important development in twentieth-century literary criticism was the growth of the New Criticism. The New Critics assumed that the methods devised for reading long poems could be applied to novels. In practice this meant a new emphasis in the reading of fiction on scrupulous textual analysis as a prerequisite for biographical and ideological comment. A novelist’s ideas were now significant mainly as components of his or her writing technique. Insisting on close attention to a text, the New Critics analyzed long passages of a novel and concentrated on discerning the development of symbolic patterns. By analyzing symbols in this way, the critic could show how the meaning of symbol accrued as it was repeated in different passages. This permitted a more complete understanding of the symbol to emerge than that which could be discovered through isolated symbol hunting. One novelist who benefited from this new emphasis on text was D. H.Lawrence, whose work was rescued from hostile critics who had attacked it as mere ideology.
1. According to the passage, the New Critics considered the ideas found in a novelist’s work to be

(A) equally conducive to treatment in poetry or fiction
(B) important primarily as aspects of the novelist’s style
(C) ambiguous and therefore stumbling blocks to informed critical judgment
(D) most easily analyzed when embodied in a symbol
(E) open to biographical speculation on the part of a critic

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B


2. The author alludes to D. H. Lawrence in order to give an example of a novelist who

(A) sacrificed literary technique to ideology
(B) wrote both novels and long poems
(C) subscribed to the principles of the New Criticism
(D) was influenced by New Critical judgments on his work
(E) was reassessed because of New Critical principles

[Reveal] Spoiler:
E


3. It can be inferred from the passage that the New Critics disliked isolated symbol-hunting because it tended to

(A) encourage simplistic critical platitudes
(B) reduce the role of the critic to that of a literary detective
(C) enforce an unnecessary distinction between criticism and symbolism
(D) oversimplify the meaning of a symbol
(E) ignore conventions associated with long poems

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D


4. The passage implies that the New Critics would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements regarding the importance of biographical information in literary criticism?

(A) Critical speculation on the connection between a novelist’s childhood and his or her writing is irrelevant
(B) The most scrupulously complete literary criticism is that which emphasizes connections between a novelist’s life and his or her writing
(C) A novelist’s life experiences can contribute to an understanding of his or her novels, but treatment of these experiences must be preceded by textual analysis
(D) Information about a novelist’s life can provide important critical insight into his or her novels, but such information should be subordinated to ideological investigation
(E) Biographical criticism that can reveal a developing pattern in a novelist’s life is usually preferable to criticism that isolates only key events in that life

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C


Last edited by Carcass on 20 Jul 2019, 11:52, edited 5 times in total.
Editing the post and adding the tags
Intern
Intern
Joined: 05 Jun 2016
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: GRE RC 1 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2016, 23:13
1-
2- E
3- D
4- C
Intern
Intern
Joined: 31 Jan 2019
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Re: An important development in twentieth-century literary criti [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2019, 02:07
ANSWERS??
3 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 22 Oct 2018
Posts: 43
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 76 [3] , given: 5

Re: An important development in twentieth-century literary criti [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2019, 20:43
3
This post received
KUDOS
My answers are

1. B
2. E
3. D
4. C

What do you think?
Intern
Intern
Joined: 13 May 2019
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 5

Re: An important development in twentieth-century literary criti [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2019, 10:18
workout wrote:
My answers are

1. B
2. E
3. D
4. C

What do you think?


I agree
Intern
Intern
Joined: 15 Jul 2019
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 1

Re: An important development in twentieth-century literary criti [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2019, 13:45
workout wrote:
My answers are

1. B
2. E
3. D
4. C

What do you think?

4 why not B?
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 8765
Followers: 175

Kudos [?]: 2036 [0], given: 8089

CAT Tests
Re: An important development in twentieth-century literary criti [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2019, 02:52
Expert's post
In practice this meant a new emphasis in the reading of fiction on scrupulous textual analysis as a prerequisite for biographical and ideological comment.

No connection as mentioned in B, but a prerequisite, which is different.

B is wrong
_________________

Need Practice? 20 Free GRE Quant Tests available for free with 20 Kudos
GRE Prep Club Members of the Month: Each member of the month will get three months free access of GRE Prep Club tests.

Re: An important development in twentieth-century literary criti   [#permalink] 21 Jul 2019, 02:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by

An important development in twentieth-century literary criti

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GRE Prep Club Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GRE Prep Club Rules| Contact

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group

Kindly note that the GRE® test is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by ETS®.