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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What attracts people to one another, argues Burke?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Personality.
(d) Wealth.

2. How does Burke define "strength?"
(a) As "careful concentration."
(b) As "earned glory."
(c) As "wild freedom."
(d) As "natural power."

3. How do all emotions and passions affect the human mind?
(a) By natural, uniform, predictable principles.
(b) With unpredictable, greatly varying effects.
(c) With scarring, searing effects.
(d) By forcing the mind to yield to the heart.

4. What is the same in all humans, according to Burke?
(a) The capacity for feeling.
(b) The standards of reason and taste.
(c) The curiosity and wonder for nature.
(d) The general intelligence quotient.

5. Which idea is more effective over the other in affecting the imagination, according to Burke?
(a) Shock value, rather than predictability.
(b) Refinement, rather than coarseness.
(c) Obscurity, rather than clarity.
(d) Originality, rather than imitation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which passion belongs under the heading of "self-preservation?"

2. What is the general reason Burke wrote the book, as stated in the First Preface?

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

4. What does Burke assert is necessary for the success of "A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful"?

5. What natural powers in man does Burke say relate to external objects?

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