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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What book's last line stated, "beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be at all"?
(a) Un Cadavre.
(b) La Revolver à cheveux blancs.
(c) Nadja.
(d) Ralentir travaux.

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

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

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

5. The Hegelian dialectic consists of thesis, antithesis and what?
(a) Conclusion.
(b) Synthesis.
(c) Finale.
(d) Thesis.

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

7. Who published Civilization and Its Discontents?
(a) Friedrich Engels.
(b) Carl Jung.
(c) Karl Marx.
(d) Sigmund Freud.

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

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

10. 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) Rock salt.
(c) Concrete.
(d) Building material.

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

12. 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) Creative items.
(d) Art items.

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

14. What Austrian neurologist founded the psychoanalytic school of psychiatry?
(a) Friedrich Engels.
(b) Carl Jung.
(c) Sigmund Freud.
(d) Antonin Artaud.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the original French title of Mad Love?

2. Breton claimed in Section 3 that the found object acted as a _____ for Giacometti.

3. What is the first of the questions posed by Breton in Section 2?

4. 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?

5. The only works published of Comte de Lautréamont include Les Chants de Maldoror and what?

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