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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Bataille form the Popular Front?
(a) 1933.
(b) 1929.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1941.

2. When did George Bataille die?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1939.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1962.

3. Why was it a mistake for Bataille to use his intellectual violence on Breton?
(a) Breton might have promoted it.
(b) Bataille lost friends over the gratuitous attack.
(c) Breton ruined Bataille in revenge.
(d) Breton's friends excommunicated Bataille from the surrealist circles.

4. How did Bataille rebel against his father?
(a) By becoming a Protestant.
(b) By quitting school.
(c) By running away from home.
(d) By taking lovers.

5. When did Bataille deny his faith?
(a) 1920.
(b) 1913.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1919.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Bataille publish "W.C."?

2. In whose hands does Bataille describe conspicuous consumption as a tool?

3. What was the "Acephale" group's primary purpose?

4. How does Bataille describe his father?

5. What did Bataille say about his book "W.C."?

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