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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What description fits with the "Acephale" group?
(a) Political underground.
(b) Secret society.
(c) Literature brotherhood.
(d) Community organizers.

2. In whose hands does Bataille describe conspicuous consumption as a tool?
(a) The poor.
(b) The intelligentsia.
(c) The rich.
(d) The middle class.

3. When did Bataille and his mother abandon his father?
(a) When the father went insane.
(b) When the father was imprisoned.
(c) When the Germans arrived in 1915.
(d) When the mother took a job in Paris.

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

5. When did Bataille publish his first pamphlet?
(a) 1921.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1918.
(d) 1924.

Short Answer Questions

1. What critique does Bataille make in "The Critique of the Foundations of Hegelian Dialectic"?

2. Why did Bataille leave his job in 1942?

3. When was George Bataille born?

4. Who introduced Bataille to surrealism?

5. Whom did Bataille join with to form the Popular Front?

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