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

2. When was The Communist Manifesto produced?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1795.
(c) 1900.
(d) 1890.

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

4. What did Breton recall an early definition of as "big spoons, enormous bitter-apples, and chandeliers of soap bubbles"?
(a) Surrealism.
(b) Stream-of-consciousness.
(c) Automatism.
(d) Dadaism.

5. When was the first postscript of Section 3 written?
(a) 1940.
(b) 1950.
(c) 1936.
(d) 1934.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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."

2. Breton distinguishes in Section 1 between an object which is wished for and an object which is what?

3. The only works published of Comte de Lautréamont include Les Chants de Maldoror and what?

4. Breton claimed in Section 3 that the found object acted as a _____ for Giacometti.

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Breton note about Giacometti's sculpture in Section 3?

3. What did Breton conclude would be his approach in Mad Love in Section 2?

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

5. What did Breton remark about the responses received from the survey in Section 2?

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

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

8. What lines of Lautremont's did Breton quote in Section 1? Why?

9. What did the second found object in Section 3 represent for Breton?

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

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