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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Breton wrote in Section 3 that the meaning of the slipper in Cinderella is that of "lost object" and that to Breton it symbolized what?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) An unknown woman.
(d) His daughter.

2. What season was it that Breton went to the flea market with his friend in Section 3?
(a) Autumn.
(b) Winter.
(c) Summer.
(d) Spring.

3. When was The Communist Manifesto produced?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1900.
(c) 1795.
(d) 1890.

4. What is the title of the photograph in Section 1 which accompanies Breton's discussion of Tarot?
(a) "Myself."
(b) "Myself and her."
(c) "Tarot and love."
(d) "Cards and wine."

5. How many of the questionnaires sent out were returned with responses in Section 2?
(a) Almost half.
(b) None of them.
(c) Three quarters.
(d) All of them.

6. 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) Id.
(c) Ego.
(d) Self.

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

8. 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) Ralentir travaux.
(b) Nadja.
(c) L'Immaculée Conception.
(d) L'Air de l'eau.

9. Who wrote Mad Love?
(a) Andre Breton.
(b) Salvador Dali.
(c) Luis Bunuel.
(d) Jacques Vaché.

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

11. 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) Arthur Rimbaud.
(b) Alfred Jarry.
(c) Antonin Artaud.
(d) Jacques Vaché.

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

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

14. What did the dishwasher shout in the diner, as described by Breton in Section 1?
(a) "La bouche!"
(b) "S'il Vous Plaît."
(c) "Poisson soluble."
(d) "L'Ondine!"

15. Whose photography is featured throughout Mad Love?
(a) Gustav Klimt's.
(b) Ansel Adam's.
(c) Pablo Picasso's.
(d) Man Ray's.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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. What did Breton define as "the form making manifest the exterior necessity which traces its path in the human unconscious"?

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