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

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

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

4. Who wrote The Poverty of Philosophy?
(a) Friedrich Engels.
(b) Karl Marx.
(c) Benito Mussolini.
(d) Sigmund Freud.

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

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

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

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

9. What was the pseudonym of Isidore Lucien Ducasse, an Uruguayan-born French poet?
(a) Arthur Rimbaud.
(b) Jacques Vaché.
(c) Comte de Lautréamont.
(d) Alfred Jarry.

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

11. What was the first object found by Breton and his friend in the flea market in Section 3?
(a) A doll.
(b) A spoon.
(c) A puppet.
(d) A mask.

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

13. What term refers to a violent agitation or disturbance; commotion?
(a) Reaction.
(b) Convulsion.
(c) Explosion.
(d) Expulsion.

14. Who was the author of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State?
(a) Friedrich Engels.
(b) Karl Marx.
(c) Carl Jung.
(d) Sigmund Freud.

15. 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) Creative items.
(c) Art items.
(d) Found items.

Short Answer Questions

1. Breton uses a metaphor in Section 1 comparing great quartz crystals found in grottoes in Europe and the simple crystals found in what?

2. 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 _____."

3. When was the first postscript of Section 3 written?

4. 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?

5. What refers to the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed?

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