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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which level of a house is protected with strong beams and rafters, and, states the author, has darkness that disappears in daylight?
(a) The attic.
(b) Every level.
(c) The cellar.
(d) The main living area.

4. Which statement does Bachelard determine is most indicative of attic fears?
(a) Attic fears indicate childhood trauma.
(b) Attic fears indicate spiritual unrest.
(c) Attic fears take longer fade, and remain tentative and unknown.
(d) Attic fears may be reasoned away.

5. What is a commitment of the soul according to the author?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Death.
(c) Psychoanalysis.
(d) Shelter.

6. A poetic image is independent of what according to Bachelard?
(a) Reverberation.
(b) Causality.
(c) Imagination.
(d) Art.

7. Bergson called drawers concepts into which what is classified?
(a) Psychological development.
(b) Experience.
(c) Knowledge or thinking.
(d) Dreams.

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

9. The painter, Vlaminck, compared the contentment of humans to what?
(a) The security of a snail shell.
(b) The refuge a rat finds in his hole or a rabbit in his burrow.
(c) The security of a chrysalis.
(d) The majesty of a cathedral.

10. What description does Bachelard give to Bergson's drawer metaphor?
(a) Negative objectivity.
(b) Pop psychology.
(c) Dry poetics.
(d) Dry rationalism.

11. Central to the author's main theme in "Nests," how does a simple image avoid intimidation?
(a) Rhythm and rhyme.
(b) Repetition.
(c) Color.
(d) Majesty.

12. The works of Henri Bosco feature what areas, featuring connected passages with the possibility of escape?
(a) Ultra-towers.
(b) Ultra-cellars.
(c) Mega-attics.
(d) Super-cellars.

13. The philosopher Minkowski conducted an analysis of what?
(a) Beingness.
(b) Causality.
(c) Reverberation.
(d) Poetic imagery.

14. 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 inspire daydreaming and poetry.
(d) Both are wonders of nature.

15. What do poets create, according to Bachelard, to transcend conflicted night dreams?
(a) New memories.
(b) Poetic daydreams.
(c) Poetic descriptions of the night.
(d) New resolutions to nightmares.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bachelard describe images that attribute human qualities to a nest?

2. What does Bachelard identify as the fatal flaw of locked boxes?

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

4. Bachelard believes that rooms and houses are psychological diagrams writers and poets use to analyze what?

5. When memories reside in parts of a house, which of the following is true in the author's opinion?

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