ZTSet5L4 Literature – Art movement Oulipo

Art movement OuLiPo

1. What is the main purpose of the lecture?

  • A. To analyze the rules used in twentieth-century novels
  • B. To introduce students to a little-known literary movement
  • C. To compare the stylistic differences of two writers
  • D. To explain why a writing technique is no longer practiced

2. What is true of Georges Perec’s approach to writing that is not true of Harry Mathews’?

  • A. Perec wrote his novels in rhyme.
  • B. Perec used only English words that have French roots. 
  • C. Perec limited the number of lines in his novels. 
  • D. Perec revealed what restrictions he used in his writing.

3. How did applying strict rules affect Mathews’ writing?

  • A. It helped him shorten the length of a long novel. 
  • B. It enabled him to write about a personal topic.
  • C. It slowed down his writing process. 
  • D. It prevented his work from gaining popularity among readers.

4. According to the professor, what is a common criticism of the OuLiPo approach?

  • A. It does not encourage creativity. 
  • B. It is intended to mislead readers. 
  • C. It makes the writing process overly difficult
  • D. Most of the literature it produced is poorly written. 

5. Why does the professor mention poetry?

  • A. To show that the approach used by OuLiPo writers was not new
  • B. To emphasize that poetry can be more difficult to write than novels
  • C. To help explain how the OuLiPo movement got started
  • D. To argue that the best poetry generates a strong emotional response among readers

6. What opinion does the professor express about Perec and Mathews at the end of the lecture?

  • A. Their work demonstrates skill but it is not real literature.
  • B. They should have relaxed some of the rules that they used in their writing.
  • C. Some of their novels are of high quality. 
  • D. Their novels are difficult to understand.


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