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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. What refers to the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed?
(a) God.
(b) Religion.
(c) Logic.
(d) Fate.

4. Breton recalls a trip to the flea market in what year, in Section 3?
(a) 1899.
(b) 1933.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1925.

5. 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) An unknown woman.
(b) His daughter.
(c) His father.
(d) His mother.

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

7. What is the second of the two essential questions posed by Breton in Section 2?
(a) "What do you consider the essential encounter of your life?"
(b) "What do you want the most out of life?"
(c) "What is the meaning of life?"
(d) "To what extent did this encounter seem to you, and, does it seem to you now, to be fortuitous or foreordained?"

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

9. What French aristocrat and author from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century is known for his erotic and blasphemous novels, many of which were written while he was imprisoned?
(a) Charles Baudelaire.
(b) Marquis de Sade.
(c) Antonin Artaud.
(d) Andre Breton.

10. 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) Antonin Artaud.
(b) Jacques Vaché.
(c) Stephen Mallarmé.
(d) Francois Depardieux.

11. Who published Illuminations in 1874?
(a) Arthur Rimbaud.
(b) Comte de Lautréamont.
(c) Alfred Jarry.
(d) Jacques Vaché.

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

13. What term refers to a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment?
(a) Desire.
(b) Chance.
(c) Objective.
(d) Logic.

14. The only works published of Comte de Lautréamont include Les Chants de Maldoror and what?
(a) Sunflower.
(b) Mad Love.
(c) Poésies.
(d) L'amour fou.

15. What is the original French title of Mad Love?
(a) L'Amour fou.
(b) L'Air de l'eau.
(c) L'Immaculée Conception.
(d) Manifeste du surréalisme.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to the absence of any cause of events that can be predicted, understood, or controlled?

2. What Surrealist journal is cited in Section 2 of Mad Love?

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

4. 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.

5. Who was the author of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State?

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