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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who often ignores the miniature worlds and objects in fairy tales in the author's opinion?
(a) Poets.
(b) Bachelard.
(c) Children.
(d) Philosophers and psychologists.

2. According to the author, what sort of thought entails "either/or" with no middle ground?
(a) Phenomenology.
(b) Memory.
(c) Scientific thought.
(d) Ontology.

3. According to Baltrusaitis, what can leap from a shell when reality is dismissed?
(a) Man.
(b) A dog.
(c) A cat.
(d) A snail.

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

5. 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) Faith.
(b) The mollusk.
(c) Spirituality.
(d) The imagination.

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

7. Why is a door ajar a quandary according to the author's perspective?
(a) It offers no protection, no matter how solidly built.
(b) It is neither open nor closed.
(c) A person must decide whether to open or close the door.
(d) Poetic imagery is inadequate to determine its meaning.

8. An inversion of perspective takes us where according to Bachelard?
(a) To the future where all is possible.
(b) To a rejection of scientific thought.
(c) Back to childhood with the reality of toys.
(d) To the horizon where everything appears smaller.

9. While a phenomenologist accepts a poetic image, what will a psychologist do in the opinion of Bachelard?
(a) Analyze the origins of an image.
(b) Reject the image.
(c) Refine the image.
(d) Analyze the daringness of an image.

10. What is forgotten by Milosz's cynical character?
(a) Childhood memories.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Recent happy times.
(d) Everything.

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

12. Bachelard cites Michaux's poem "Shade-Haunted Space" to illustrate what?
(a) Geometric reasoning.
(b) Man is a surface being.
(c) The significance of unuttered words and unfulfilled intentions.
(d) Man is a half-open being.

13. In Bachelard's topoanalysis, in which level of a house does common sense live?
(a) Stairways.
(b) The ground floor.
(c) The cellar.
(d) The attic.

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

15. Bachelard prefers to use the term "vast" to describe what?
(a) The language of poets.
(b) The variety of words and meanings.
(c) The infinity of intimate space.
(d) Intimate meaning, including synthesis, perspective, unity and movement.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are two opposing truths introduced by Bachelard in "Corners" regarding corners?

2. Bachelard believes that philosophers are condemned by their equals to live on which floor of a house, metaphorically speaking?

3. After fish swim into the shell of the shellfish, what does the pea-crab do?

4. What enables a person to hear differently in the opinion of the author?

5. Poets, states Bachelard, use words to bring together what two entities?

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