Geographical Quiz About Phenomenology

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Phenomenology is the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness. As a philosophical movement it was founded in the early years of the 20th century by Edmund Husserl and was later expanded upon by a circle of his followers at the universities of Göttingen and Munich in Germany. Know more about this topic in this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Phenomenology can be defined as an approach to research 
    • A. 

      It seeks to describe the essence of a phenomenon

    • B. 

      It explores a phenomenon from perspective of who has experienced it

    • C. 

      Only A

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 2. 
    The goal of Phenomenology is to describe Meaning of Experience in terms of 
    • A. 

      What was Experienced

    • B. 

      How it was Experienced

    • C. 

      Only A

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 3. 
    Phenomenology is rooted in
    • A. 

      What and How of Human Experience or Phenomenon

    • B. 

      Meanings of Human Experiences or Phenomenon

    • C. 

      Making Sense of it or Theorizing about It

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 4. 
    What kinds of questions does phenomenology ask?
    • A. 

      What is this phenomenon?

    • B. 

      How it resonates with our lived experience?

    • C. 

      How do we describe it so its meaning becomes understandable?

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 5. 
    Phenomenology is an approach to
    • A. 

      Cognitive Sensibilities / Human Awareness

    • B. 

      Qualitative Inquiry

    • C. 

      Subjective Understanding

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 6. 
    Phenomenology emphasizes on
    • A. 

      Experience or Consciousness

    • B. 

      Observation and Description / Lived Experience

    • C. 

      Aspects of Phenomenon / Study of Phenomena

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 7. 
    Phenomenology describe and interpret the meanings shaped by
    • A. 

      Things in our Experience / Appearance of Things

    • B. 

      Consciousness and thus the Meanings

    • C. 

      Only A

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 8. 
    Phenomenology is a ------- 
    • A. 

      Qualitative Research Approach

    • B. 

      Quantitative Research Approach

    • C. 

      Only A

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 9. 
    Well-Known Phenomenological Philosophers are:
    • A. 

      Martin Heidegger

    • B. 

      Jean-Paul Sartre

    • C. 

      Alfred Schütz

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 10. 
    Phenomenology is most closely associated with Edmund Husserl (German Philosopher)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Phenomenology and Geography   The Philosophical Movement of Phenomenology has traditional focus on
    • A. 

      Social Geography

    • B. 

      Cultural Geography

    • C. 

      Economic Geography

    • D. 

      Regional Geography

  • 12. 
    The Philosophical Movement of Phenomenology provided a possible alternative to the dominance of
    • A. 

      Positivism

    • B. 

      Structuralism

    • C. 

      Functionalism

    • D. 

      Idealism

  • 13. 
    The Philosophical Movement of Phenomenology is closely tied to, if not wholly synonymous with
    • A. 

      Structuralism

    • B. 

      Functionalism

    • C. 

      Idealism

    • D. 

      Existentialism / Humanistic Geography

  • 14. 
    Who among the fallowing is associated with Phenomenology and Geography?
    • A. 

      Derek Gregory

    • B. 

      D.M. Smith

    • C. 

      Edward Relph

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 15. 
    Attempts to apply the Spirit of Phenomenological Philosophy to Social Geography have been made by
    • A. 

      Edward Relph

    • B. 

      Anne Buttimer

    • C. 

      David Ley

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 16. 
    Phenomenology entered in to geography a reaction to ------ approach of spatial science
    • A. 

      Excessive Positivism / Seeking Universality

    • B. 

      Quantitative Inquiry

    • C. 

      Reductive and Objective Inquiry

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 17. 
    The Philosophy of Phenomenology in Geography has been adapted by
    • A. 

      Anne Buttimer

    • B. 

      James Duncan

    • C. 

      David Ley

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 18. 
    Who among the fallowing focused on the phenomenological experience of geographical space?
    • A. 

      Edward Relph

    • B. 

      Yi-Fu Tuan

    • C. 

      Buttimer and Seamon

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 19. 
    Who is author of ‘Geography, Phenomenology, and the Study of Human Nature’?
    • A. 

      Yi‐Fu Tuan

    • B. 

      Edward Relph

    • C. 

      Anne Buttimer

    • D. 

      David Ley

  • 20. 
    Who is author of ‘Dwelling, Place and Environment: Towards a Phenomenology of Person and World’?
    • A. 

      David Seamon and Robert Mugerauer

    • B. 

      Yi-fu Tuan and Edward Relph

    • C. 

      Anne Buttimer and David Ley

    • D. 

      Marvyn Samuels and Nicholas Entrikin

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 21. 
    Who is author of ‘Phenomenology, science and geography: Spatiality and the human sciences’?
    • A. 

      John Pickles

    • B. 

      Yi‐Fu Tuan

    • C. 

      Edward Relph

    • D. 

      Anne Buttimer

  • 22. 
    Phenomenology provides underpinnings for 
    • A. 

      Postmodern Analysis

    • B. 

      Poststructuralist Analysis

    • C. 

      Discourse Analysis

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 23. 
    Phenomenology in Geography deals with such concepts as:
    • A. 

      Group and Community

    • B. 

      Identity and Territory

    • C. 

      Living Space

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 24. 
    Phenomenological Geography refers to geographical studies in which geographical phenomena are studied
    • A. 

      Without any intermediaries, regardless of formal templates

    • B. 

      Without reliance on pre-assumptions

    • C. 

      Without any theories and prejudice in scientific studies

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 25. 
    Phenomenological Geography has the following characters; 
    • A. 

      Intuitive and Interpretive Method

    • B. 

      Descriptions instead of Explanation

    • C. 

      Refusal of Pre-Assumptions and Theories

    • D. 

      All of These

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