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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. What French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, was best known for his work, Ubu Roi?

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

3. Surrealist theory argues that what are important for the shock and surprise they elicit?

4. What is the first of the questions posed by Breton in Section 2?

5. What term refers to the absence of any cause of events that can be predicted, understood, or controlled?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Breton conclude of his trip in Section 6?

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

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

5. What did Breton write regarding The Origins of Family in Section 5?

6. What did Breton write of his own relationship to discord in Section 6?

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

8. What imagery did Breton use in Section 5? What is the subject of this section?

9. What did Breton feel the edits had done to the poem "Sunflower"?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and discuss the works of Arthur Rimbaud, and the Comte de Lautréamont. Why did Breton cite these artists in the book? What influences did they have on the Surrealist Movement?

Essay Topic 2

Using the Hegelian dialectic, discuss Breton's argument that "convulsive beauty" must be seen in terms of the object in motion and in repose, and between an object that is wished for and an object that is found. What is meant by "convulsive beauty"?

Essay Topic 3

To whom was Mad Love dedicated? What did Breton write, closing Mad Love to this individual? How is Breton's views of gender reflected through this relationship?

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