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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. With whom does Breton relate a trip to a flea market in Section 3?
(a) Paul Cezanne.
(b) Salvador Dali.
(c) Paul Eluard.
(d) Alberto Giacometti.

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

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

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

5. 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) Oedipal complex.
(b) Neurotisicm.
(c) Venus complex.
(d) Aphrodite complex.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Breton define as "the form making manifest the exterior necessity which traces its path in the human unconscious"?

2. What story did the spoon from the flea market evoke for Breton?

3. Who first stated and established the Hegelian dialectic?

4. What is the title of the photograph in Section 1 which accompanies Breton's discussion of Tarot?

5. What kind of brooch was the waitress in the diner wearing, as described by Breton in Section 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. How effective was Breton's survey in Section 2? What did he conclude?

2. What did Breton write in the postscripts for Section 3?

3. What is the subject and focus of Section 2 in Mad Love?

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

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

6. What questions did Breton pose in Section 2? Where were they published?

7. How did Breton define "chance" in Section 2?

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

9. Who was Man Ray? What contributions did he lend to Mad Love?

10. What was Breton's conclusion of the purpose of the objects in Section 3?

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