Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Use the dictionary, the acronym finder, and the word origins dictionary (links above) as needed. A new quiz is available each Monday through Thursday. This is the quiz for November 13.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (died 1778) was a major Swiss philosopher, writer, and composer of the Enlightenment, whose political philosophy influenced the French Revolution and the development of liberal, conservative, and socialist theory. With his Confessions he invented modern autobiography and encouraged a new focus on the building of subjectivity that bore fruit in the work of thinkers as diverse as Hegel and Freud. His novel Julie was one of the best-selling fictional works of the eighteenth century and of great importance to the development of romanticism. He also made important contributions to music as a theorist and a composer. He was reburied alongside other French national heroes in the Panthéon in Paris sixteen years after his death.

1. Romanticism is a movement that celebrated
A. young love.
B. impracticality.
C. nature, imagination, and emotion.
D. classical ideals.
2. Subjectivity is
A. judgment based on analysis of the issue at hand.
B. analysis of mathematical probability.
C. uncertainty of what is true.
D. judgment based on personal feelings, impressions, and emotions.
3. (See Wikipedia "Pantheon (Paris)") The Pantheon in Paris is
A. a famous burial place for French heroes.
B. a government building in Paris.
C. a French cemetery.
D. a church to the gods in Paris.
4. The Greek origin of bio- (as in autobiography) meant
A. human beings.
B. life.
C. serious study.
D. science.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-C..........2-D..........3-A..........4-B
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