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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What refers to everyday items that can be transformed into art objects or reinterpreted as objects outside their intended utilitarian purpose?
(a) Catalyst items.
(b) Found items.
(c) Art items.
(d) Creative items.

5. Who was the author of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State?
(a) Karl Marx.
(b) Carl Jung.
(c) Sigmund Freud.
(d) Friedrich Engels.

6. What kind of brooch was the waitress in the diner wearing, as described by Breton in Section 1?
(a) Crystal.
(b) Ruby.
(c) Diamond.
(d) Moonstone.

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

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

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

10. What Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker created the monument on the grave of Gerda Taro at Père Lachaise Cemetery?
(a) Alberto Giacometti.
(b) Paul Cezanne.
(c) Paul Eluard.
(d) Roberto Gogol.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What fragmented phrase had Breton thought of months earlier, which resurfaced after the flea market in Section 3?

2. Whose grief at the premature death of his wife, Nusch, in 1946 inspired the work "Le temps déborde" in 1947?

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

4. 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?

5. On what date did Breton recount going to a restaurant, in Section 1?

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