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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what field did Bataille go to school?
(a) Medieval librarian.
(b) Renaissance art critic.
(c) Writer.
(d) Philosopher.

2. Whom did Bataille join with to form the Popular Front?
(a) Marx.
(b) Breton.
(c) Picasso.
(d) Marinetti.

3. What critique does Bataille make in "The Critique of the Foundations of Hegelian Dialectic"?
(a) He demonstrated why dialectical materialism is inevitable.
(b) He mocks Marx and Engels for their idealism.
(c) He criticizes the Oversoul as a childish fantasy.
(d) He frees dialectical negation from Engels' mechanical abstraction.

4. Who introduced Bataille to surrealism?
(a) Joan Miro.
(b) Andre Breton.
(c) Marcel Duchamp.
(d) Michael Leiris.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did "Acephale" primarily consist of?

2. When did Bataille and his mother abandon his father?

3. What did Breton call Bataille?

4. What did Bataille write while he was working?

5. Where did Bataille go to school?

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