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

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
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2. Which one of these is a postcolonialist concept?

  • Suffragettes
  • Heterogeneity
  • Tolkenism
  • Implosion

3. Which of these quotes on objects of desire was famously said by Nietzche?

  • A possession will 'content your spirit for the moment'.
  • Companies manipulate consumers by appealing to their subconscious desires, 'subjecting them to the engeneering of consent'.
  • 'Possessions are usually deminished by possessions.'
  • 'Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or not influence on society.'

4. Which of these theories belongs to Naomi Wolf?

  • The Beauty Myth: The media attacks women's bodies by representing impossible idea selves to aspire towards.
  • The Male Gaze: Involved the example of Bond films. Argued that the passive, sexualised and objectified representation of women ecouraged both men and women to look at women as passive, sexual objects.
  • The Queer Theory: Rejects the idea that sex is biological and attacks the binary opposites of men/women gay/straight. Identity is fluid and dynamic.
  • The Female Eunuch: Claimed that women are not 'free' in society, but were oppressed and exploited both consciously and unconsciously by men.

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

  • Meaningless and Meaningful
  • Fragmented and Diverse
  • Technological and Contemporary
  • Competative and Greedy

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