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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. Why is grief a part of pleasure, according to Burke?
(a) Because grief reminds the individual that life continues.
(b) Because all endings are beginnings.
(c) Because people actively and willfully grieve.
(d) Because grief always gives way to laughter.

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

3. According to Burke, what will the result be of the long, close study of an object?
(a) An increased sensibility of taste.
(b) An increased sense of anxiety.
(c) A decreased feeling of pleasure.
(d) A decreased interest in the object.

4. What does Burke warn his readers about in the Second Preface?
(a) His book will contain faults.
(b) His book may be construed as unpatriotic.
(c) His book may make them angry.
(d) His book will challenge their core values.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Burke mean by the word "Taste?"

2. What problem does Burke see with the contemporary notion of "taste?"

3. Which example does Burke use in his discussion in Section VIII about infinity?

4. Why, according to Burke, is the idea of God sublime?

5. How does Burke use the word "delight?"

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