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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 refers to the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed?
(a) Fate.
(b) Logic.
(c) Religion.
(d) God.

2. What year was it that Breton recounted going to a restaurant, in Section 1?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1941.
(d) 1925.

3. What is the original French title of Mad Love?
(a) L'Air de l'eau.
(b) Manifeste du surréalisme.
(c) L'Immaculée Conception.
(d) L'Amour fou.

4. Who published Illuminations in 1874?
(a) Comte de Lautréamont.
(b) Arthur Rimbaud.
(c) Jacques Vaché.
(d) Alfred Jarry.

5. What season was it that Breton went to the flea market with his friend in Section 3?
(a) Summer.
(b) Spring.
(c) Winter.
(d) Autumn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the pseudonym of Isidore Lucien Ducasse, an Uruguayan-born French poet?

2. In Freud's theory, the ego mediates among the ___, the super-ego and the external world.

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

4. 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?

5. When was the second postscript of Section 3 written?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Breton write in Section 1 of "the woman to appear"? How did he relate this to the Tarot?

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

3. What trip did Breton recount in Section 6? Where did he go, and when?

4. When did Breton write the poem, "Sunflower" in Section 4? To whom was it dedicated?

5. What was the first object found by Breton and Giacometti in Section 3?

6. What did Breton remark of the flora and fauna in Section 5?

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

8. What metaphors did Breton use in addressing his daughter in Section 7?

9. Who was Sigmund Freud? What impact did he have on the Surrealist Movement?

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

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