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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When a phenomenologist observes an extravagant daydream, what does the psychoanalyst see?
(a) Anthropo-cosmology.
(b) Sexually-obsessed behavior.
(c) Oneiric behavior.
(d) Ontogenesis.

2. Which French scholar envisioned a fortress town based on the spiral design of shells?
(a) Robinet.
(b) Michelet.
(c) Palissy.
(d) Bachelard.

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

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

5. Which is the best description of Diole?
(a) Poet and painter.
(b) Psychologist and ontologist of under-sea life.
(c) Scientist and entrepreneur.
(d) Pnemonologist.

6. 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.

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

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

9. In the words of Bachelard, a mollusk that weighs fourteen pounds but with a shell that weighs five hundred or more pounds can be described in what way?
(a) A miracle.
(b) A metaphor.
(c) An immense dream of nature.
(d) An impossibility.

10. What does every corner or angle in a house symbolize for Bachelard?
(a) Blocked thought.
(b) Solitude for the imagination.
(c) Memories lost in cobwebs.
(d) Impassable boundaries.

11. What does a phenomenologist look for?
(a) Poetic inspiration.
(b) New theories.
(c) Sexually-obsessed behavior.
(d) Observable facts or events.

12. How is Tom Thumb's influence transposed into the sky?
(a) His name was given to a star within the Little Dipper constellation.
(b) His name was given to a moon of Saturn.
(c) His spirit lives within the sun.
(d) His name was given to the small star that drives the Grand Chariot or Great Bear constellation.

13. How does Tom Thumb's stature become believable?
(a) When described relative to a grain of dust.
(b) Via words in the pages of a book.
(c) When seen through a magnifying glass.
(d) Via personal experience.

14. According to Valery, how does a mollusk build?
(a) From outside, to enter later for protection.
(b) From the inside as a living form.
(c) From an instinctive poetic vision.
(d) From the remains of old shells.

15. In many countries, insists the author, tiny-ness is the center of what?
(a) An invitation to daydream.
(b) A return to childhood.
(c) Inadequacy.
(d) Decision over the great.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bachelard cites Michaux's poem "Shade-Haunted Space" to illustrate what?

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

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. Sartre was struck by what realization of Hughes's literary character, Emily?

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