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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Bataille and Andre Masson dream about as Bataille was writing "The Labyrinth"?
(a) An obscene dream they could never publish.
(b) A dream they were expressing in drawings.
(c) A dream they were setting to music.
(d) A dream they could not own.
2. What does Bataille say is the only religion for fascists?
3. Under what conditions can a state be democratic, in Bataille's opinion?
(a) When heterogeneity happens spontaneously.
(b) When heterogeneity can be controlled with force.
(c) When homogeneity can be broken up peacefully.
(d) When homogeneity happens spontaneously.
4. What movement does Bataille say in "The Sacred" was heir to Vincent Van Gogh and Rimbaud?
5. How do men express their 'being', in "The Labyrinth"?
(a) By attaining their goals.
(b) By struggling for unreachable satisfactions.
(c) By rebelling against themselves constantly.
(d) By accepting the duality of their nature.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does fascism originate?
2. What does Bataille say about meaning in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"?
3. What are the two classes Bataille divides consumption into?
4. What is the significance of the obelisk in "The Obelisk"?
5. What does Bataille use as evidence of his position on dialectics?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Bataille describe the individual in "The College of Sociology"?
2. How does Andre Masson create the tone of the drawings in the book for which Bataille wrote a preface?
3. How do Fascists define God, in Bataille's account in "Propositions"?
4. How did Nietzsche respond to the decay of his culture, according to Bataille's essay "Nietzschean Chronicle"?
5. What is the importance of the obelisk in "The Obelisk"?
6. When does Bataille date the origin of the Popular Front to?
7. What does Bataille see as the value of Christianity of in "The Notion of Expenditure"?
8. Judging by "The Critique of the Foundations of the Hegelian Dialectic" and his other essays, what does Bataille see as the value of dialectics?
9. What flaw does Bataille identify in dialectic philosophy in "The Critique of the Foundations of the Hegelian Dialectic"?
10. What will cause the death and resurrection of God, in Bataille's account in "Propositions"?
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