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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What refers to everyday items that can be transformed into art objects or reinterpreted as objects outside their intended utilitarian purpose?
(a) Art items.
(b) Creative items.
(c) Catalyst items.
(d) Found items.

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

5. What is the name of Andre Breton's daughter, to whom much of Mad Love is dedicated?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Augustine.
(c) Marie.
(d) Aube.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Breton stated, in the first postscript of Section 3, that he had repressed the connection between the spoon and the what?

3. Breton announces in Section 2 that one of the purposes of Mad Love will be to explore _____ encounter with chance.

4. Section 3 begins by invoking one of the cornerstones of the avant-garde, referred to as what?

5. What is the original French title of Mad Love?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Breton describe Lamba in Section 4?

2. What did Breton write of "The House of the Hanged Man" in Section 6?

3. How old was Aube when Mad Love was written? How did Breton address her in the final section of the book?

4. What artists were discussed by Breton in Section 1?

5. What did Breton conclude about the use of public survey in Section 2?

6. What did Breton write of juxtaposition in the found object in Section 3?

7. What did Breton write of "chance" in surrealist theory in Section 1?

8. What art form does Breton open Mad Love discussing? Why?

9. What descriptions of Paris did Breton relate in Section 4? What monument did he take note of?

10. How did Breton go about stating his case on "convulsive beauty" in Section 1?

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