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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Fate.
(b) Desire.
(c) Chance.
(d) Love.

3. 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 _____."
(a) Impossible.
(b) Unattainable.
(c) Unlikely.
(d) Undoable.

4. 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) Rock salt.
(d) Concrete.

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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) Marquis de Sade.
(b) Antonin Artaud.
(c) Charles Baudelaire.
(d) Andre Breton.

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

10. What refers to a mythological monster, half-man and half-bull?
(a) Cyclops.
(b) Pegasus.
(c) Minotaur.
(d) Serotaur.

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

12. What German social scientist, author, political theorist and philosopher co-founded communist theory, alongside Karl Marx?
(a) Sigmund Freud.
(b) Friedrich Engels.
(c) Benito Mussolini.
(d) Carl Jung.

13. What was the second object found by Breton and his friend at the flea market in Section 3?
(a) A mirror.
(b) A spoon.
(c) A mask.
(d) A doll.

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

15. Breton announces in Section 2 that one of the purposes of Mad Love will be to explore _____ encounter with chance.
(a) His wife's.
(b) His daughter's
(c) His son's.
(d) His own.

Short Answer Questions

1. What book's last line stated, "beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be at all"?

2. What did Breton note was "lacking" in Giacometti's sculpture?

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

4. Breton argues that "convulsive beauty" must be seen in terms of the object in motion, and how?

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

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