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Archetypal / Myth Criticism – (Previous Year Questions NET | GATE)

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G.S. Fraser’s The Golden Bough focusses on :
(A) Images
(B) Metaphors
(C) Symbols
(D) Archetypes
Ans: (D)

Mythologies was written by :
(A) Roland Barthes
(B) Jacques Derrida
(C) Homi K. Bhabha
(D) Ernest Dowson
Ans: (A)

Who among the following is not a myth critic ?
(A) Robert Graves
(B) Raymond Williams
(C) Francis Fergusson
(D) Northrop Frye
Ans: (B)

According to Northrop Frye there are four main narrative genres associated with the seasonal cycle of spring, summer, autumn and winter. They are comedy, ________, tragedy and irony (satire). Which is the second one ?
(A) Romance
(B) Epic
(C) Fiction
(D) Novel
Ans: (A)

Assertion (A) : There is no unity or absolute source of the myth.
Reason (R) : The focus or the source of the myth are always shadows and virtualities which are elusive , unactualizable, and nonexistent in the first place. Any search for the discursive unity in the myth is, therefore, misplaced. In the context of the above statements :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true
Ans: (A)

‘Myth Criticism’ focuses on :
(A) a study of myths and mythology
(B) archetypes of spiritual experience
(C) recurrence of archetypal patterns
(D) the confluence of different traditions
Ans: (C)

Who among the following is a Canadian critic ?
(A) I.A. Richards
(B) F.R. Leavis
(C) Cleanth Brooks
(D) Northrop Frye
Ans: (D)

Northrop Frye’s influential work, Anatomy of Criticism includes, as the subtitle indicates, four essays. Which of the following is NOT one among them ?
(A) “Archetypal Criticism : Theory of Myths”
(B) “Typological Criticism : Theory of Types”
(C) “Historical Criticism : Theory of Modes”
(D) “Ethical Criticism : Theory of Symbols”
Ans: (B)

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