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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, according to Burke, affects the passions and most incites admiration?
(a) That which can be explained in lay terms.
(b) That with which we are closely acquainted.
(c) That which is human made and manufactured.
(d) That which we know little or nothing about.

2. What does Burke note about youth, as related to taste?
(a) That youth is the province of true wisdom.
(b) That although judgments may not be sound, taste is excellent.
(c) That innocence does not equal ignorance.
(d) That sensory pleasure is great while judgment is inaccurate.

3. What is the main manifestation of infinity Burke mentions?
(a) A seemingly endless journey.
(b) A frequently repeated idea or motion.
(c) A quiet walk in a grove of trees.
(d) A recurring dream or nightmare.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which method of teaching does Burke think best?

2. What does Burke use as a common, but bad, example of infinity?

3. What does Burke hope will be the result of his "A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful"?

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. Why does Burke offer a second edition of "A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful"?

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