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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Diole study and write about the desert?
(a) To get lost in the desert is to be a snail out of its shell.
(b) To get lost in the desert is to experience the loss of childhood memories.
(c) To wander in the desert is to change space and enter a psychically innovative one.
(d) To wander in the desert is to experience the poetic imagery of life.

2. Why should the adjective "ancestral" not be used in a study of poetic phenomenology, according to Bachelard?
(a) It creates a confusion of familial memories.
(b) It casts a pall of oldness and staleness over a poetic image.
(c) It is too easily used and explains nothing.
(d) Poetic phenomenology is always of the future.

3. In what way for Bachelard do fantasy images have some objectivity?
(a) From a sense of past lives.
(b) From a degree of shared phenomenological similarity.
(c) From a belief in supernatural presences.
(d) From a sense of shared experience.

4. The cynical character created by the poet Milosz reminisces where?
(a) In a boat.
(b) In his palace.
(c) In a tree.
(d) In church.

5. Who created the tiny character Tom Thumb?
(a) Van Gogh.
(b) Paris.
(c) Hugo.
(d) Rilke.

6. What does Bachelard say makes miniatures of all things seen?
(a) Thoughts of death and afterlife.
(b) Thoughts of the universe's infiniteness.
(c) Distance to the horizon.
(d) Consideration of the nest and the shell.

7. How is Tom Thumb killed?
(a) By a snail.
(b) By the kick of an ant.
(c) By a grain of dust.
(d) By the footsteps of a larger man.

8. For Bachelard, what does the metaphor of old forests that go on without limit represent?
(a) A search for fantasy.
(b) Immortality.
(c) A yearning for the childhood house.
(d) Man's search deep within.

9. How does Bachelard refer to words?
(a) Locked boxes filled with mysteries.
(b) Leaves in an endless forest.
(c) Little houses with their own sense of space.
(d) Shells that conceal identies.

10. According to the author, the cuckoo can be compared with which water creature?
(a) The pea-crab.
(b) The hermit crab.
(c) The shellfish.
(d) The mollusk.

11. Valery's knowledge of geometry failed him in what regard?
(a) The ability to understand how the earth circumnavigates the sun.
(b) The ability to understand how a bird constructs a circular nest.
(c) The ability to understand the scope of nature.
(d) The ability to understand why a mollusk coils to the left or to the right.

12. What does Bachelard define as a coherent way to use reasoning to convincingly express primal images?
(a) A realistic painting or drawing.
(b) A house.
(c) A fairy tale.
(d) A shell.

13. What idea, prevalent in novels, did Sartre seek to illuminate?
(a) Invented childhood.
(b) Extroversion.
(c) Human intimacy.
(d) Introversion.

14. In the work of Milosz, how did he indicate that corners are not always safe?
(a) Corners are pointy when inverted.
(b) Corners can be hard and cold.
(c) Corners are sometimes hiding places.
(d) Corners are sometimes bug-filled.

15. Bachelard theorizes that an observer must pass through what sort of threshold to experience an inversion of perspective?
(a) A threshold from present to past.
(b) A threshold from metaphysics to psychology.
(c) A threshold of absurdity.
(d) A threshold of a doorway.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Bachelard's topoanalysis, in which level of a house does common sense live?

2. Bachelard believes that, for Baudelaire, immensity is a category of what?

3. Contrary to the intellectual philosopher, states Bachelard, a poet may use words in what way?

4. As explained by Bachelard, why do the terms inside and outside not represent symmetrical realities?

5. What is the term for the fear of open space?

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