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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 problem does Burke see with the contemporary notion of "taste?"
(a) It's principles have not been made uniform.
(b) Nobody Burke knows seems to have taste.
(c) The concept of taste is misunderstood and badly defined.
(d) Everyone pays too much attention to taste and not enough attention to reason.

2. 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 debunk all outmoded notions of the sublime.
(b) To establish the principles of taste.
(c) To make his readers agree with him.
(d) To demonstrate his expansive knowledge of the passions.

3. What will be Burke's focus in "A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful"?
(a) The origins of our ideas of the beautiful and sublime.
(b) The beautiful and sublime as they appear in Milton's _Paradise Lost_.
(c) The beautiful and sublime as they relate to contemporary politics.
(d) The full meanings and social impacts of the beautiful and sublime.

4. What is this creative power of the mind incapable of producing?
(a) Anything passionate.
(b) Anything captivating.
(c) Anything of great consequence.
(d) Anything truly new.

5. What two main passions connect with this creative power of the mind?
(a) Pain and pleasure.
(b) Curiosity and understanding.
(c) Lust and desire.
(d) Love and hate.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Burke believes that "taste" arises from:

4. What, according to Burke, is the cause of wrong "taste" in a person?

5. What is the same in all humans, according to Burke?

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