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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Bachelard spent the majority of his career in what occupation?
(a) Scientist.
(b) Poet.
(c) Psychoanalyst.
(d) Architect.

3. Poetic imagery is real, according to Bachelard, even though it is not subject to what?
(a) Rules of grammar.
(b) Rules of the marketplace.
(c) Rules of logic.
(d) Rules of household order.

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

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

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

7. A woodpecker pecking in a tree can be compared to what in the author's continuing metaphor?
(a) Annoying neighbors who create a disturbance.
(b) A storm ravaging a house.
(c) A poetic anomoly.
(d) A psychoanalyst probing the psyche.

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

9. Why is the city house no longer cosmic for the author?
(a) The city house, or apartment, is usually not one's childhood home.
(b) The city house, or apartment, has no intimacy because it shares common walls.
(c) The city house, or apartment, has no verticality because elevators have replaced stairs.
(d) The city house, or apartment, has no security because too many people live too close together.

10. Who claimed that no man can build a nest as well as a small animal or bird?
(a) Pasternak.
(b) Van Gogh.
(c) Vlaminck.
(d) Pare.

11. Bachelard wrote of the menagerie of what?
(a) Human existence.
(b) Animal life.
(c) The hurricane.
(d) The storm cloud.

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

13. Who wrote of "La Redousse"?
(a) Baudelaire.
(b) Rilke.
(c) Bosco.
(d) Bachelard.

14. What does Bachelard believe is an antidote for claustrophobia?
(a) Stairways.
(b) Dynamic houses that open back out to the universe.
(c) Spending time away from one's house.
(d) Light colors.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author proposes that loving the space in a house that opens to anywhere is an example of what?

2. The author believes that a well-drawn representation of a house inspires observers to do what?

3. When should metaphor be used, in Bachelard's opinion?

4. When is the value of a house as intimate shelter most evident, according to Bachelard?

5. What can be said of a closed box, in the opinion of Bachelard?

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