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Surreal humour: Quiz


Question 1: Surreal humour, also called absurdist humour, is a form of ________, stylistically related to the artistic ambitions of the surrealists, based on bizarre juxtapositions, absurd situations and nonsense.
AestheticsHumourFriedrich NietzscheTragedy

Question 2: [2] [3] As with ________, the humour is intended as an attack on particular norms and preconceptions rather than as pure entertainment.
Play (theatre)SatirePoetryNovel

Question 3: Surrealist humour has played an important role in popular culture, especially since The Goon Show and ________.
Dear Friends (Firesign Theatre)Dear Friends Radio ProgramDon't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the PliersThe Firesign Theatre

Question 4: At that time, several ________ movements including the Dadaists, Surrealists, and Futurists began to argue for an art that was random, jarring and illogical.
Avant-gardeConceptual artAbstract expressionismArt Nouveau

Question 5: One famous example is ________'s inverted urinal of 1917, entitled Fountain and signed "R.
DadaMarcel DuchampCubismWestern painting

Question 6: ________'s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass both use illogic and absurdity for humorous effect.
Through the Looking-GlassLewis CarrollAlice LiddellJabberwocky

Question 7: Surreal humour is also found frequently in avant-garde theatre such as the droll ________ and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.
Samuel BeckettWaiting for GodotHappy Days (play)Krapp's Last Tape

Question 8: Artists like Yoko Ono, ________, Donald Barthelme, Italo Calvino, John Hodgman and many others have relied on this technique in their work.
The FactoryExploding Plastic InevitableAndy WarholThe Velvet Underground

Question 9: Other examples include The Falls by ________, "Free Time" by The Bogus Group and Brazil by Terry Gilliam.
Prospero's BooksPeter GreenawayDrowning by NumbersMichael Nyman

Question 10: Surrealist music
Surrealist films
Surrealist Manifesto
Surrealist humor
Surrealism articles
Visual artsSurrealist techniquesCollagePainting


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