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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part IV, Sections I - VII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Burke define "magnificence?"
(a) As the power and might of a strong warrior or noble king.
(b) As a great profusion of things that are splendid or valuable in and of themselves.
(c) As that which requires magnification due to its miniscule size.
(d) As all that delights the eye by shimmering and glittering.

2. According to Burke, what is more powerful than light at representing the sublime?
(a) Water.
(b) Darkness.
(c) Fire.
(d) Humanity.

3. How do smells and tastes become sublime most effectively?
(a) When combined with eating and drinking.
(b) When moderated through narrative and description.
(c) When they occur when one is in a dreaming state.
(d) When mediated through art.

4. What kind of colors are unfit to produce what Burke terms "grand images?"
(a) Cheerful colors.
(b) Jewel tones.
(c) Earth tones.
(d) Bold colors.

5. Where, besides in humans, has Burke observed the effects of the passions mentioned in question 133?
(a) In horses.
(b) In birds.
(c) In dogs.
(d) In cats.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does NOT make certain objects or experiences affect us the way they do?

2. How do sublime buildings look, according to Burke?

3. In which instance are feelings productive of the sublime?

4. What, according to Burke, must be utilized regularly lest it/they fall into disrepair?

5. What is the sole difference Burke identifies between the passions mentioned in question 7?

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