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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose grief at the premature death of his wife, Nusch, in 1946 inspired the work "Le temps déborde" in 1947?
(a) Paul Eluard's.
(b) Antonin Artaud's.
(c) Sam Beckett's.
(d) Andre Breton's.

2. 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."
(a) Thin paper.
(b) Thin blade.
(c) Poem.
(d) Gun.

3. What was the pen name of Eugène Émile Paul Grindel?
(a) Sam Beckett.
(b) Paul Eluard.
(c) Andre Breton.
(d) Antonin Artaud.

4. What, in psychoanalytic theory, is a group of largely unconscious (dynamically repressed) ideas and feelings which concentrate on the desire to possess the parent of the opposite sex and eliminate the parent of the same sex?
(a) Venus complex.
(b) Neurotisicm.
(c) Oedipal complex.
(d) Aphrodite complex.

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

6. What comprises that organized part of the personality structure that criticizes and prohibits his or her drives, fantasies, feelings, and actions?
(a) Ego.
(b) Id.
(c) Super-ego.
(d) Self.

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

8. 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.

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

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

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

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

13. What French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, was best known for his work, Ubu Roi?
(a) Jacques Vaché.
(b) Antonin Artaud.
(c) Alfred Jarry.
(d) Francois Depardieux.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What term refers to the state of being mentally disturbed; deranged; insane; demented?

3. What Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker created the monument on the grave of Gerda Taro at Père Lachaise Cemetery?

4. What did Breton recall an early definition of as "big spoons, enormous bitter-apples, and chandeliers of soap bubbles"?

5. What art form does Breton invoke in the beginning of Mad Love?

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