The Poetics of Space Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Dialectics of Outside and Inside.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As understood by Bachelard, a house features which two seemingly conflicting dimensions?
(a) Height and width.
(b) Unity and complexity.
(c) House and home.
(d) Poetry and science.

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

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

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

5. When is the value of a house as intimate shelter most evident, according to Bachelard?
(a) When it is immortalized by a poet.
(b) When a new family moves in.
(c) When it is vacant.
(d) When it is assailed by elements of nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a phenomenologist observes an extravagant daydream, what does the psychoanalyst see?

2. Why is a door ajar a quandary according to the author's perspective?

3. The author proposes that loving the space in a house that opens to anywhere is an example of what?

4. What is a center of order in a house, according to Bachelard?

5. While a phenomenologist accepts a poetic image, what will a psychologist do in the opinion of Bachelard?

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