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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the city house no longer cosmic for the author?
(a) The city house, or apartment, has no verticality because elevators have replaced stairs.
(b) The city house, or apartment, has no security because too many people live too close together.
(c) The city house, or apartment, has no intimacy because it shares common walls.
(d) The city house, or apartment, is usually not one's childhood home.

2. The author believes that a well-drawn representation of a house inspires observers to do what?
(a) Yearn for the childhood house.
(b) Build a dream house.
(c) Cherish their own homes.
(d) Daydream or contemplate.

3. What is another word for ontology?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Psychoanalysis.
(c) Causality.
(d) Beingness.

4. The objectivity of a house, states Bachelard, is separate from what?
(a) Its decor.
(b) The objects it contains.
(c) Subjective matters of taste and style.
(d) Subjective feelings and dreams.

5. Which statement does Bachelard determine is most indicative of attic fears?
(a) Attic fears take longer fade, and remain tentative and unknown.
(b) Attic fears indicate childhood trauma.
(c) Attic fears may be reasoned away.
(d) Attic fears indicate spiritual unrest.

Short Answer Questions

1. Central to the argument in "The House, from Cellar to Garret . . .," which statement is most indicative of cellar fears?

2. As explained in "The House, from Cellar to Garret . . .," what is the main benefit of a house?

3. A phenomenologist considers what regarding a house?

4. What is a commitment of the soul according to the author?

5. Who noted that inside seems cozier when the outside weather is severe?

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