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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.
(a) Nurture.
(b) Fight-or-flight.
(c) Death.
(d) Life.

2. What did Breton note was "lacking" in Giacometti's sculpture?
(a) The torso.
(b) The legs.
(c) The face.
(d) The arms.

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

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

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

6. What term refers to the state of being mentally disturbed; deranged; insane; demented?
(a) Bothered.
(b) Desirious.
(c) Mad.
(d) External.

7. What year was it that Breton recounted going to a restaurant, in Section 1?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1939.

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

9. What refers to a pack of cards (most commonly numbering 78), used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of card games and for divination?
(a) Mysticism.
(b) Hora.
(c) Tarot.
(d) Ouija.

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

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

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

13. 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?
(a) Love.
(b) Desire.
(c) Fate.
(d) Chance.

14. What refers to the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference?
(a) Chance.
(b) Fate.
(c) Logic.
(d) Structure.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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 _____."

2. How many of the questionnaires sent out were returned with responses in Section 2?

3. 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?

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

5. 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?

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