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.