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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What refers to the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference?
(a) Logic.
(b) Structure.
(c) Fate.
(d) Chance.

2. 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?
(a) Oedipal complex.
(b) Venus complex.
(c) Aphrodite complex.
(d) Neurotisicm.

3. 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) Impossible.
(b) Unattainable.
(c) Unlikely.
(d) Undoable.

4. Breton stated, in the first postscript of Section 3, that he had repressed the connection between the spoon and the what?
(a) Handle.
(b) Shoe.
(c) Story.
(d) Phallus.

5. What was the pseudonym of Isidore Lucien Ducasse, an Uruguayan-born French poet?
(a) Comte de Lautréamont.
(b) Arthur Rimbaud.
(c) Alfred Jarry.
(d) Jacques Vaché.

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

7. What is the first of the 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 do you consider the essential encounter of your life?"
(c) "Is there a God?"
(d) "What is the meaning of life?"

8. What French Poet's last major work, Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard ('A roll of the dice will never abolish chance'), was published in 1897?
(a) Francois Depardieux.
(b) Stephen Mallarmé.
(c) Antonin Artaud.
(d) Jacques Vaché.

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

10. What fragmented phrase had Breton thought of months earlier, which resurfaced after the flea market in Section 3?
(a) Cinderella ashtray.
(b) Hanzel and Gretel ashtray.
(c) Rapunzel hairbrush.
(d) Cinderella shoe-strap.

11. In Freud's theory, the ego mediates among the ___, the super-ego and the external world.
(a) Ego.
(b) Super-ego.
(c) Self.
(d) Id.

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

13. When was The Surrealist Manifesto released?
(a) 1924.
(b) 1939.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1934.

14. 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) Sam Shepherd.
(b) Edgar Allan Poe.
(c) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(d) Jacques Vaché.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In his self-reflection, Breton argued, he could point out the most significant and trivial details of his life and link them to the importance of what?

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

3. Who published Illuminations in 1874?

4. 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."

5. While the responses of the survey from Section 2 were largely insufficient, there was enough interesting material there that Breton felt what?

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