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Multiple Choice Questions

1. While the responses of the survey from Section 2 were largely insufficient, there was enough interesting material there that Breton felt what?
(a) There was reason to use them, regardless.
(b) There was more to say.
(c) There was reason to send them again.
(d) There was some scientific justification.

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

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

4. Which component of Freud's psychological model acts according to the "pleasure principle", seeking to avoid pain or displeasure aroused by increases in instinctual tension?
(a) Super-ego.
(b) Self.
(c) Ego.
(d) Id.

5. What American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement, was best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre?
(a) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(b) Edgar Allan Poe.
(c) Sam Shepherd.
(d) Jacques Vaché.

6. What French poet produced his best known works while still in his late teens and gave up creative writing altogether before the age of 21?
(a) Jacques Vaché.
(b) Alfred Jarry.
(c) Antonin Artaud.
(d) Arthur Rimbaud.

7. Breton uses a metaphor in Section 1 comparing great quartz crystals found in grottoes in Europe and the simple crystals found in what?
(a) Concrete.
(b) Rock salt.
(c) Building material.
(d) Sand.

8. What French aristocrat and author from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century is known for his erotic and blasphemous novels, many of which were written while he was imprisoned?
(a) Charles Baudelaire.
(b) Andre Breton.
(c) Marquis de Sade.
(d) Antonin Artaud.

9. What was the second object found by Breton and his friend at the flea market in Section 3?
(a) A spoon.
(b) A doll.
(c) A mirror.
(d) A mask.

10. In Section 2, Breton sought to answer how one memory might stand out as being a "sign of the spontaneous, the indeterminate, the unforeseeable or even the _____."
(a) Unattainable.
(b) Undoable.
(c) Unlikely.
(d) Impossible.

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

12. Who wrote "Annabel Lee"?
(a) Edgar Allan Poe.
(b) Arthur Rimbaud.
(c) Alfred Jarry.
(d) Comte de Lautréamont.

13. What was on the handle of the spoon found at the flea market in Section 3?
(a) A cat.
(b) A girl.
(c) A ring.
(d) A shoe.

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

15. What did Breton recall an early definition of as "big spoons, enormous bitter-apples, and chandeliers of soap bubbles"?
(a) Stream-of-consciousness.
(b) Automatism.
(c) Dadaism.
(d) Surrealism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Breton note was "lacking" in Giacometti's sculpture?

2. When was The Surrealist Manifesto released?

3. 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."

4. What refers to everyday items that can be transformed into art objects or reinterpreted as objects outside their intended utilitarian purpose?

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

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