Communications and Culture Quiz

Quiz includng key A2 concepts and themes such as feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, Marxism, market liberalism, objects of desire and fictions.

1. Complete the postmodernist statement: 'Modern culture is so _____ and _____.'

  • Fragmented and Diverse
  • Competative and Greedy
  • Technological and Contemporary
  • Meaningless and Meaningful
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2. Which of these is the correct definition of 'bricolage'

  • The idea that the author's original intentions are irrelevant. The only thing that matters is how the audience interprets the text themselves. "A text is a tissue of quotations... Drawn from inumerable centres of culture."
  • The idea that some texts can be superficial. They are based more on appearance rather than meaning.
  • Comes from the collapse of cultural value. It's the recycling of old, historical ideas, language and products to often create a new, sometimes subversive, meaning and context.
  • The belief that Western society rejects metanarratives because we have become obssessed with knowledge at the base of all truth.

3. What are the key market liberalist ideologies from John Locke?

  • Believed that we indirectly helped society with every decision. Highlighted the importance of private property and explained that everyone should be entitled to freedom of choice, as long as you do not harm others.
  • Highlighted the importance of private property and explained that everyone should be entitled to freedom of choice. Came up with the 'the pursuit of pleasure', meaning the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
  • Believed that we were all scared and that the result of our own physical labours belonged to us. Highlighted the importance of private property and explained that everyone should be entitled to freedom of choice, as long as you do not harm others.
  • Believed that the result of our own physical labours belonged to us. Highlighted the importance of private property and explained that everyone should be entitled to freedom of choice.

4. What is the correct definition of 'narrative'?

  • The underlying 'voice' of a text interpretted by the author.
  • Concerned with how we understand the world.
  • How meanings are structured as stories.
  • The way in which a text positions the reader.

5. Which one of these is a postcolonialist concept?

  • Tolkenism
  • Heterogeneity
  • Implosion
  • Suffragettes

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