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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Bachelard believes that philosophers are condemned by their equals to live on which floor of a house, metaphorically speaking?
(a) The attic.
(b) The ground floor.
(c) The cellar.
(d) Stairways.

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

3. As theorized by the author, forests come from a past, but what forms of vegetation are in the present?
(a) Flowers.
(b) Individual trees.
(c) Seedlings and sprouts.
(d) Fields and meadows.

4. Contrary to the intellectual philosopher, states Bachelard, a poet may use words in what way?
(a) For rhythm and rhyme, rather than meaning.
(b) For sensitivity rather than precision.
(c) To create false illusions.
(d) To describe the origins of man.

5. Who lives in the new that guides the phenomenologist in Bachelard's opinion?
(a) The psychologist.
(b) The psychoanalyst.
(c) The poet.
(d) The scientist.

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

7. Bachelard believes that, for Baudelaire, immensity is a category of what?
(a) Immortality.
(b) Poetic imagination.
(c) Memories.
(d) Past and present.

8. 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?
(a) The mollusk.
(b) The imagination.
(c) Faith.
(d) Spirituality.

9. For the Ancients, the shell is a symbol of what?
(a) The creation of earth.
(b) The hut.
(c) The human body that encases the soul like an envelope.
(d) The origin of man.

10. What enables a person to hear differently in the opinion of the author?
(a) Learning the language of poetry.
(b) Studying metaphysics.
(c) Learning a foreign language.
(d) Closing his eyes.

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

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

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

14. What is unique about the nesting behavior of the cuckoo?
(a) The cuckoo builds its nest below ground, creating an ultra-cellar.
(b) The cuckoo builds its nest on the ground.
(c) The cuckoo hollows out its nest by using its breast.
(d) The cuckoo lays its eggs in a foreign nest when the mother is away, so that mother will hatch the cuckoo eggs.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who used a tree to evoke a sense of grandeur that magnifies to the tree's surroundings?

3. A corner is a half-box between what two entities as described by Bachelard?

4. Ammonite shells spiral around what sort of axis?

5. How is Tom Thumb's influence transposed into the sky?

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