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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction On Taste Part II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Burke term the "creative power" of the mind?
(a) Judgment.
(b) Emotion.
(c) Imagination.
(d) Will.

2. Burke believes that "taste" arises from:
(a) Passion.
(b) Reflection.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Nature.

3. What does Burke assert is necessary for the success of "A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful"?
(a) To establish the principles of taste.
(b) To debunk all outmoded notions of the sublime.
(c) To make his readers agree with him.
(d) To demonstrate his expansive knowledge of the passions.

4. To what effect does Burke use the example of the Turkish emperor?
(a) To illustrate the difference between taste and knowledge.
(b) To question the validity of theories on sculpture.
(c) To prove the existence of innate knowledge.
(d) To demonstrate the barbarity of the Turks.

5. What does Burke assert about sensory observation?
(a) That sensory observation is of little importance to his discussion.
(b) That divergent sensory observations of the same object are natural.
(c) That sensory input varies widely between individuals.
(d) That all people sense things in pretty much the same way.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which method of teaching does Burke think best?

2. In what year was "A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful" first published?

3. What does Burke warn his readers about in the Second Preface?

4. What large part of text has Burke added between the First and Second editions?

5. What example does Burke use to demonstrate that differing tastes stem from the same basic root?

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