Mad Love Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 did Breton write that he considered "temptation" to be?

2. In reviewing his poem, "Sunflower," Breton wrote, "Today I am unhesitatingly convinced of its profound ____."

3. Who wrote Alice in Wonderland?

4. In what year did Breton describe a trip to Brittany, in Section 6?

5. What term refers to that of high moral, aesthetic, intellectual, or spiritual value; noble; exalted?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Breton cite Venus mythology in Section 6? What myths did he cite?

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

3. Where did Breton describe visiting in Section 5? What was his impression of the location?

4. What automatic writing games did Breton describe in Section 5?

5. What nature imagery did Breton evoke in his description of Lamba in Section 4?

6. What did Breton write of prophecy in his poem "Sunflower" in Section 4? How did he further illustrate this point?

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

8. What is the subject and focus of Section 4? How does this section contrast from the previous one?

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

10. What descriptions of Paris did Breton relate in Section 4? What monument did he take note of?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Describe and discuss Breton's political views and the political climate during the Surrealist Movement. How did Communism impact surrealist theory? How did World War I?

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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