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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who arranged Bataille's psychoanalytic cure?
(a) Dr. Rank.
(b) Dr. Adler.
(c) Dr. Dausse.
(d) Dr. Jung.

2. When was George Bataille born?
(a) 1899.
(b) 1897.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1892.

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

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

5. Where did Bataille go to school?
(a) Ecole des Chartres.
(b) Lycée International.
(c) Lycée Henry IV.
(d) Ecole des Beaux Artes.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whom does Bataille contrast to the sovereign in "Psychological Structure of Fascism"?

3. How does Bataille describe his father?

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

5. What did Bataille describe in "The Lugubrious Game"?

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