The Poetics of Space Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Corners.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who claimed that no man can build a nest as well as a small animal or bird?
(a) Pare.
(b) Van Gogh.
(c) Pasternak.
(d) Vlaminck.

2. A phenomenologist considers what regarding a house?
(a) The spiritual flow between rooms and levels.
(b) Paranormal presences.
(c) Drafty places which lead to pheumonia and other respiratory complaints.
(d) All the ways in which an individual inhabits his vital space.

3. How does Bachelard say we experience a house buried in a blanket of snow in what way?
(a) As a universal child from centuries earlier.
(b) As a baby in a cradle.
(c) As a butterfly in a chrysalis.
(d) As a warning of death.

4. Bachelard, expanding on the work of Rilke, proposes that a box top, like the cover of a pot, may do what?
(a) Create deceptions.
(b) Maintain secrecy.
(c) Make the world get along better.
(d) Lead to future discovery.

5. Why does Bachelard disagree with Bergson's metaphor of drawers to describe the human brain?
(a) Items get lost in drawers.
(b) He wonders how reason determines which drawer should contain each new object.
(c) A chest of drawers is finite, while the brain's capacity is infinite.
(d) He wonders how objects would be retrieved from the drawers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bergson called drawers concepts into which what is classified?

2. How is a nest connected to the foliage of the forest according to the author?

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

4. Childhood is held motionless, states Bachelard, by dreaming of what?

5. Details and insignificant features, such as the curve of a molding, may inspire what, according to Bachelard?

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