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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were Bataille's feelings for Breton?
(a) Hostility.
(b) Supplication.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Admiration.

2. What was the subject of Bataille's first pamphlet?
(a) Criticism of his father.
(b) Praise of Cathedral Notre Dame des Reims.
(c) Criticism of his religion.
(d) Praise of his mother.

3. What does Bataille say was the driving force beneath his heterodox theory?
(a) Homoerotic terror.
(b) Obsession with priests.
(c) Oedipal terror.
(d) Obsession with excrement.

4. Whom did the Popular Front join with?
(a) Fascists and totalitarians.
(b) Communists and Socialists.
(c) Democrats and Socialist Democrats.
(d) Bureaucrats and Communists.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What two stances did Bataille combine?

2. Who arranged Bataille's psychoanalytic cure?

3. What did Breton call Bataille?

4. What description fits with the "Acephale" group?

5. When did Bataille deny his faith?

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