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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are two opposing truths introduced by Bachelard in "Corners" regarding corners?
(a) Corners can be real or imaginary.
(b) Corners can be solid or weak.
(c) One can be at peace in a corner or can be cornered there.
(d) Corners can be clean or neglected.

2. What, in the opinion of Bachelard, moves the dreamer into the world of infinity?
(a) Phenomenology.
(b) Paradox.
(c) Boundaries.
(d) Immensity.

3. Details and insignificant features, such as the curve of a molding, may inspire what, according to Bachelard?
(a) Daydreams.
(b) The flow of rhyming words.
(c) Memories of houses past.
(d) New architectural designs.

4. Bachelard proposes that a person's time, speech, and very being are affected by what?
(a) Solitude.
(b) Death.
(c) Silence.
(d) Philosophy.

5. How do psychoanalysts refer to the duality of self?
(a) Introvert and extrovert.
(b) Poet and scientist.
(c) Contained and universal.
(d) Open and closed.

6. Who, according to Bachelard, sees everything as small from atop their towers of domination?
(a) World leaders.
(b) Philosophers.
(c) Poets.
(d) Scientists.

7. A corner is a half-box between what two entities as described by Bachelard?
(a) Vertical and horizontal.
(b) Flat and three-dimensional.
(c) Freedom and entrapment.
(d) Inside and outside.

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

9. The cooperative efforts of a blind shellfish and patron pea-crab exemplify what sort of behavior?
(a) Rational.
(b) Predatory.
(c) Symbiotic.
(d) Poetic.

10. What is contained within Milosz's corners?
(a) Poetic images.
(b) Objects remembered by a dreamer in solitude.
(c) Memories of childhood.
(d) Cobwebs.

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

12. In folklore and poetry, as described by Bachelard, how is image size transposed?
(a) Image size has no meaning.
(b) Back and forth from large to small.
(c) Smaller with the loss of memories.
(d) Larger with the passage of time.

13. As explained by Bachelard, why do the terms inside and outside not represent symmetrical realities?
(a) Inside contains memories, while outside evokes the future.
(b) Inside is manmade, while outside is natural.
(c) Inside is controlled, while outside contains storms and dangers.
(d) Inside is limited, while outside is vast and unlimited.

14. In the opinion of Bachelard, a corner is a place of what sort of motion?
(a) Vertical and horizontal.
(b) Repetition.
(c) Three-dimensional space.
(d) Immobility.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Baudelaire used the term "vast" to describe what?

2. What is able to invent forms emerging from shells that are beyond scientific research according to Bachelard's theories based on the work of Baltrusaitis?

3. For Bachelard, what allows language to return to free-form expression without old hardened metaphors?

4. Ammonite shells spiral around what sort of axis?

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

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