Nadja Test | Mid-Book 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 kind of bird did Breton like to hunt in the woods?

2. What is the name of the author who wrote Madame Bovery?

3. What is the play Breton says he has admired?

4. What does the woman at the market give Breton?

5. Where does Breton see the naked woman wearing only a coat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Breton become acquainted with Paul Eluard?

2. What does Breton comment about his fantasy of meeting a naked woman in the woods?

3. Describe the first act of the play Les Detraquees.

4. What does Breton remember about the woman who knocks on his door?

5. What does Breton say he believes about himself?

6. Describe Breton's dream in this section.

7. What does Breton think one needs to do to understand an artist's work?

8. How does Breton plan to approach the narrative?

9. How does Breton know Philippe Soupault?

10. What does Breton envy about Desnos?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the elements of a surrealist work? In what way is the novel a surrealist work?

Essay Topic 2

What are Breton's opinions on life how does he express them? Do you agree or disagree with Breton's views?

Essay Topic 3

What do Nadja's previous relationships with men say about her as a person? Why do her stories about what happened in her past cause Breton to distance himself from her?

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