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Reader-Response Criticism – (Previous Year Questions NET | GATE)

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Assertion (A) : The act of reading a text is both determinate and indeterminate.
Reason (R) : Since our reading includes both a sense of the unity of the narrative held in
place at the end and the different wishes and guesses made along the way.

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

The ‘Reader-Response Theory’ implies that :
(A) there is no one correct meaning of the text
(B) the readers of an age construct the meaning
(C) beliefs determine meaning
(D) a style is the hallmark of the text
Ans: (A)

 The term ‘horizon of expectations’ is associated with…
(A) Wolfgang Iser
(B) Stanley Fish
(C) Harold Bloom
(D) H.R. Jauss
Ans: (D)

In Anxiety of Influence which of the following definitions is given by Harold Bloom to explain the term, ‘clinamen’?
(A) Poetic hyperbole
(B) Poetic misprision
(C) Poetic sublime
(D) Poetic supplement
Ans: (B)

Name the theorist who divided poets into “strong” and “weak” and popularized the practice of misreading:
(A) Alan Bloom
(B) Harold Bloom
(C) Geoffrey Hartman
(D) Stanley Fish
Ans: (B)

Who among the following is not a reader-response critic?
(A) Maud Bodkin
(B) Hans-Robert Jauss
(C) Stanley Fish
(D) Wolfgang Iser
Ans: (A)

What is an “implied reader”?
(A)The ideal audience envisioned by the author and to whom the work of literature is supposedly addressed.
(B) A reader who embodies all those predispositions necessary for a literary work to exercise its effect.
(C) The ideal reader of a work of literature which is approximated over time by successive responses of generations of actual readers.
(D) The ideal “average” reader who can approach a work of literature with no preconceived ideas about the author’s life, the time of composition, etc.
Ans: (B)

Identify the two names from the following who are associated with Hermeneutics :
(a) Edmund Husserl
(b) E. D. Hirsch
(c) Martin Heidegger
(d) Stephen Greenblat
Choose the correct option :
(A) (a) and (c)
(B) (a) and (b)
(C) (b) and (c)
(D) (b) and (d)
Ans: (A)

Who among the following theorists particularly emphasized the social and historical dimensions of a text’s reception?
(A) Wolfgang lser
(B) Stanley Fish
(C) Hans Robert Jauss
(D) Pierre Bourdieu
Ans: (C)

1 thought on “Reader-Response Criticism – (Previous Year Questions NET | GATE)”

  1. Thank U SO….Much Sir! I hv bn reading only frm ur LL ( PYQs) fr the past 2 dys. The wy u hv organised them topic -wise is EXQUISITE to the core!
    Thanx agn n agn n agn….🙏🙏…


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