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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The only works published of Comte de Lautréamont include Les Chants de Maldoror and what?
(a) Sunflower.
(b) L'amour fou.
(c) Mad Love.
(d) Poésies.

2. Who first stated and established the Hegelian dialectic?
(a) Heinrich Moritz Chalybäus.
(b) Comte de Lautréamont.
(c) Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
(d) Arthur Rimbaud.

3. What Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker created the monument on the grave of Gerda Taro at Père Lachaise Cemetery?
(a) Alberto Giacometti.
(b) Roberto Gogol.
(c) Paul Eluard.
(d) Paul Cezanne.

4. What book's last line stated, "beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be at all"?
(a) Nadja.
(b) Un Cadavre.
(c) La Revolver à cheveux blancs.
(d) Ralentir travaux.

5. Breton claimed in Section 3 that the found object acted as a _____ for Giacometti.
(a) Catalyst.
(b) Objective.
(c) Detriment.
(d) Muse.

6. With whom does Breton relate a trip to a flea market in Section 3?
(a) Alberto Giacometti.
(b) Salvador Dali.
(c) Paul Eluard.
(d) Paul Cezanne.

7. Mad Love was written as a continuation of what previous work which explored a relationship with a woman who later turned out to be mentally unstable?
(a) L'Immaculée Conception.
(b) Nadja.
(c) Ralentir travaux.
(d) L'Air de l'eau.

8. What Surrealist journal is cited in Section 2 of Mad Love?
(a) The Venus.
(b) Literature.
(c) The Minotaur.
(d) The Centaur.

9. What is the first of the questions posed by Breton in Section 2?
(a) "Is there a God?"
(b) "What is the meaning of life?"
(c) "What do you consider the essential encounter of your life?"
(d) "To what extent did this encounter seem to you, and, does it seem to you now, to be fortuitous or foreordained?"

10. Breton writes in Section 1, "In order to have a woman appear, I have seen myself opening a door, shutting it, opening it again -- when I had noticed that it was not enough to slip a ____ into a book chosen at random."
(a) Thin blade.
(b) Poem.
(c) Gun.
(d) Thin paper.

11. What story did the spoon from the flea market evoke for Breton?
(a) Cinderella.
(b) Rapunzel.
(c) Sleeping Beauty.
(d) Hansel and Gretel.

12. Surrealist theory argues that what are important for the shock and surprise they elicit?
(a) Metaphors.
(b) Juxtapositions.
(c) Symbols.
(d) Themes.

13. What French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, was best known for his work, Ubu Roi?
(a) Antonin Artaud.
(b) Francois Depardieux.
(c) Jacques Vaché.
(d) Alfred Jarry.

14. What comprises that organized part of the personality structure that criticizes and prohibits his or her drives, fantasies, feelings, and actions?
(a) Super-ego.
(b) Ego.
(c) Self.
(d) Id.

15. What kind of brooch was the waitress in the diner wearing, as described by Breton in Section 1?
(a) Diamond.
(b) Crystal.
(c) Ruby.
(d) Moonstone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What, in psychoanalytic theory, is a group of largely unconscious (dynamically repressed) ideas and feelings which concentrate on the desire to possess the parent of the opposite sex and eliminate the parent of the same sex?

2. When was The Communist Manifesto produced?

3. Breton and his friend, in Section 3, associated the mask's original purpose as being what?

4. What was the pen name of Eugène Émile Paul Grindel?

5. What term refers to a violent agitation or disturbance; commotion?

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