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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Psychoanalysis of artwork is primarily an analysis of what?
(a) Isolated poetic images.
(b) Market value of art.
(c) Mental stability.
(d) The personality of the artist.

2. Bachelard uses what to illustrate the reality of poetic imagery?
(a) Science.
(b) The idea of a painting.
(c) Psychoanalysis.
(d) The idea of a house.

3. Bachelard explains that the relationship between a small box and a person's psychology of secrecy is known as what?
(a) Cosmology.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Homology.
(d) Anthropo-cosmology.

4. How is a nest connected to the foliage of the forest according to the author?
(a) A nest is at the mercy of surrounding foliage during windstorms.
(b) It is hidden by the foliage, and constructed from the foliage.
(c) Both are wonders of nature.
(d) Both inspire daydreaming and poetry.

5. With what did Pasternak identify the nest?
(a) The childhood house.
(b) The world and its center.
(c) Nature.
(d) Poetry.

6. Who, according to Bachelard, is able to enter the hidden space of the extreme?
(a) The architect.
(b) The poet.
(c) The psychoanalyst.
(d) The scientist.

7. Which professional professes to understand and interpret images?
(a) Artist.
(b) Philosopher.
(c) Psychologist.
(d) Psychoanalyst.

8. Who claimed that only the image can keep up with the changes of nature?
(a) Bachelard.
(b) Pasternak.
(c) Michelet.
(d) Vlaminck.

9. What are reverberations as defined by Bachelard?
(a) Externalities, that which we hear.
(b) Internalities, that which we hear.
(c) Externalities, that which we say.
(d) Internalities, that which we say.

10. What is a dream house for Bachelard?
(a) A home one dreams of owning or a home one purchases and alters.
(b) A house accessible only in dreams.
(c) A house that exists only in the poetic mind.
(d) The largest house in the area.

11. What are resonances as defined by Bachelard?
(a) Internalities, that which we hear.
(b) Externalities, that which we hear.
(c) Internalities, that which we say.
(d) Externalities, that which we say.

12. For Bachelard, breaking from the principles of scientific prudence is necessary in order to do what?
(a) Establish a metaphysics of the imagination.
(b) Understand causality.
(c) Relax at home.
(d) Study psychoanalysis.

13. Childhood is held motionless, states Bachelard, by dreaming of what?
(a) The phenomenology of motherhood.
(b) Stick-figure drawings.
(c) The house where one was born.
(d) Nursery rhymes.

14. What is a center of order in a house, according to Bachelard?
(a) Stairways.
(b) The wardrobe.
(c) The brain.
(d) Decorative objects.

15. What is a primal image symbolic of a man keeping vigil according to Bachelard?
(a) A childhood home.
(b) A vacant house.
(c) A man dreaming of poetic imagery.
(d) A hermit's hut.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bachelard's topoanalysis considers houses with at most how many levels?

2. What is Bachelard's metaphor of the chrysalis?

3. According to Bachelard, which level of a house is always dark and shadowy, like the unconscious?

4. What do poets create, according to Bachelard, to transcend conflicted night dreams?

5. According to Bachelin, which is the oldest season?

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