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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What art form does Breton invoke in the beginning of Mad Love?
(a) Dance.
(b) Sculpture.
(c) Theater.
(d) Music.

2. Who wrote The Poverty of Philosophy?
(a) Friedrich Engels.
(b) Sigmund Freud.
(c) Benito Mussolini.
(d) Karl Marx.

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

4. Breton noted in Section 2 that answering how a memory might stand out as a sign of the spontaneous was likely not an appropriate answer to be sought through what?
(a) Science.
(b) A survey.
(c) A magazine.
(d) A test.

5. What is the name of Andre Breton's daughter, to whom much of Mad Love is dedicated?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Augustine.
(c) Aube.
(d) Marie.

6. Whose grief at the premature death of his wife, Nusch, in 1946 inspired the work "Le temps déborde" in 1947?
(a) Sam Beckett's.
(b) Andre Breton's.
(c) Paul Eluard's.
(d) Antonin Artaud's.

7. When was the first postscript of Section 3 written?
(a) 1934.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1940.
(d) 1950.

8. Where did Breton meet Lamba?
(a) Rome.
(b) Paris.
(c) Venice.
(d) London.

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

10. What term refers to the absence of any cause of events that can be predicted, understood, or controlled?
(a) Randomness.
(b) Structure.
(c) Arbitration.
(d) Chance.

11. What was the pen name of Eugène Émile Paul Grindel?
(a) Sam Beckett.
(b) Paul Eluard.
(c) Andre Breton.
(d) Antonin Artaud.

12. In Section 3, Breton contrasts the sexual instinct with the ____ instinct as he describes how, unbeknown to him, two people had perused the same objects at the flea market, one of whom was a former lover of Breton's.
(a) Nurture.
(b) Death.
(c) Fight-or-flight.
(d) Life.

13. 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) Gun.
(c) Thin paper.
(d) Poem.

14. What nineteenth-century French poet's Les fleurs du mal was very influential on surrealism?
(a) Andre Breton's.
(b) Charles Baudelaire's.
(c) Antonin Artaud's.
(d) Marquis de Sade's.

15. What term relates to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies?
(a) Heathenism.
(b) Alchemy.
(c) Tarot.
(d) Occult.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first of the questions posed by Breton in Section 2?

2. Breton argues that "convulsive beauty" must be seen in terms of the object in motion, and how?

3. Who was the author of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State?

4. What term refers to the state of being mentally disturbed; deranged; insane; demented?

5. What was the second object found by Breton and his friend at the flea market in Section 3?

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