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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Id.
(b) Super-ego.
(c) Self.
(d) Ego.

4. With whom did Breton recount a conversation in the first postscript of Section 3?
(a) Cezanne.
(b) Giacometti.
(c) Aube.
(d) Eluard.

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

6. Breton and his friend, in Section 3, associated the mask's original purpose as being what?
(a) French sabre mask.
(b) British sabre mask.
(c) German sabre mask.
(d) Russian sabre mask.

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

8. Breton announces in Section 2 that one of the purposes of Mad Love will be to explore _____ encounter with chance.
(a) His daughter's
(b) His son's.
(c) His own.
(d) His wife's.

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

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

11. Breton distinguishes in Section 1 between an object which is wished for and an object which is what?
(a) Found.
(b) Prayed for.
(c) Bought.
(d) Dreamed of.

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

13. 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) A survey.
(b) Science.
(c) A test.
(d) A magazine.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Section 3 begins by invoking one of the cornerstones of the avant-garde, referred to as what?

2. When was The Surrealist Manifesto released?

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

4. 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?

5. 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.

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