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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What metaphor did Breton use in defining "convulsive beauty" in Section 1?

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

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

4. Who was Friedrich Engels? How did he influence Breton?

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

6. What did Breton and Giacometti conclude of the first object in Section 3?

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

8. What is the subject and focus of Section 3? What story did Breton retell in illustrating this subject?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the settings of Tenerife, Paris and Brittany, as described in the text. How did each location exhibit a different mood and tone through Breton's writing?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the objects found by Andre Breton and Paul Giacometti in the flea market. What impact did Giacometti's object have on his incomplete sculpture?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the associations of the Surrealist Movement with "chance" and the occult. How did Breton define "chance"?

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