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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author proposes that loving the space in a house that opens to anywhere is an example of what?
(a) Poetic irony.
(b) Schizophrenia.
(c) Objective irony.
(d) Desire to move to a new house.

2. Due to the intimacy of cherished objects, states Bachelard, housework can become what sort of activity?
(a) Group.
(b) Mundane.
(c) Creative.
(d) Recreational.

3. Bachelard's topoanalysis considers houses with at most how many levels?
(a) Three, including cellar and attic.
(b) Four, excluding cellar and attic.
(c) Two, including cellar and attic.
(d) Four, including cellar and attic.

4. What is the ability to imagine?
(a) A major power of human nature.
(b) A symptom of mental illness.
(c) A method of filling gaps in scientific understanding.
(d) A waste of the intelligent mind.

5. Bachelard wishes to distinguish between metaphor and what?
(a) Image.
(b) The spoken word.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Dreams.

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

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

8. What does a metaphor present?
(a) An intangible object described in full detail.
(b) An intangible object as a tangible notion that is otherwise difficult to express.
(c) A tangible object as an intangible notion that is otherwise difficult to express.
(d) A tangible object described in full detail.

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

10. What romantic notion does Bachelard dispute?
(a) The magic of rainbows.
(b) Poetic imagery.
(c) The lover's nest.
(d) The refuge of the forest.

11. Which is the best description of "La Redousse"?
(a) A massive house, well fortified and on a hillside above the city.
(b) A humble house with no apparent resistance on a hillside above the city.
(c) A massive house, well fortified and set alone on an island.
(d) A humble house with no apparent resistance set alone on an island.

12. When is the value of a house as intimate shelter most evident, according to Bachelard?
(a) When a new family moves in.
(b) When it is vacant.
(c) When it is assailed by elements of nature.
(d) When it is immortalized by a poet.

13. What is anthropo-cosmology?
(a) The transformation of a human body and soul when moving to a new house.
(b) The transformation of a house-like object after it receives human body and soul.
(c) The transformation of a human body and soul after death.
(d) The transformation of a house-like object when it is torn down.

14. For the author, what does a casket metaphorically provide?
(a) A finality to mourning.
(b) The security of surrounding our inner self at death and burial.
(c) A barrier against evil.
(d) A chrysalis for new life.

15. Egg, nest, house, country, and universe are images of what, in the opinion of Bachelard?
(a) The universe.
(b) The inhabiting function.
(c) Poetic fancy.
(d) Wonders of nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a dream house for Bachelard?

2. What are reverberations as defined by Bachelard?

3. Who claimed that no man can build a nest as well as a small animal or bird?

4. In the works of Edgar Allan Poe, murder and mayhem usually occur where?

5. How did Bosco transform Bergson's drawer metaphor?

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