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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 term refers to a violent agitation or disturbance; commotion?

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

3. Breton wrote in Section 3 that the meaning of the slipper in Cinderella is that of "lost object" and that to Breton it symbolized what?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Breton associate with his sense of discord on his trip in Section 6?

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

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

4. What is the subject and focus of Section 6? How does it relate to Section 6?

5. What did Breton remark of "desire" in Section 5? Did Breton view desire as a positive or negative emotion?

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

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

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

9. What metaphors did Breton use in describing the flora and fauna at the volcano in Section 5?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the works of Freud and Engels cited in the text. What were each of these individuals known for? What influence did they have on the Surrealist Movement?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the "found object" and the "art object" in Andre Breton's surrealist theory. What is the purpose of each to the artist and creator?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the author Paul Eluard and his work, theories, and influence on the Surrealist Movement. How did Eluard meet Breton? What was their friendship like?

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