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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 does Breton say we can never hope to discover through work?

2. What did the word Rogue appear as when looked at at a certain angle?

3. What does Breton love to visit in Nantes?

4. What does Breton say Desnos is able to see?

5. What would Juliette when she pointed to the smaller gate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the awkward meeting Breton and Nadja have on October the 6th.

2. What kind of literature does Breton say he enjoys?

3. What does Breton find disturbing about the naked woman he sees in the theater?

4. What steps does Nadja say she has taken to ensure her health?

5. What puzzles Breton about the Les Detraquees?

6. What story does Breton relate about Victor Hugo?

7. Describe the incident with the red window?

8. Who does Breton become acquainted with Paul Eluard?

9. Why does Breton feel he has stopped understanding Nadja?

10. How did Breton and Nadja almost kill themselves?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What evidence is there to suggest Nadja has a great power over men? How does Nadja use her power to get what she wants? How does the power she has influence the way Breton feels about her and the way their relationship evolves?

Essay Topic 2

Examine Breton's views on the following people. How does he use them to express his own views about life and art?

1. Gustave Flaubert.

2. Victor Hugo.

3. Georgio de Chirico.

4. Joris-Karl Huysmans.

5. Comte de Lautréamont.

Essay Topic 3

Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?

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