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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part III, Sections IX - XXVII.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What kinds of sounds does Burke say can be sublime?
(a) Soft, murmuring sounds.
(b) Bright, quick sounds.
(c) Excessively loud sounds.
(d) Melodious sounds.
2. Why are certain drugs enjoyable, according to Burke?
(a) Because people can get them for a low cost.
(b) Because people become accustomed to their pleasurable effects.
(c) Because the users only take them for their healthy properties.
(d) Because the users have no idea of the potential harm of the drug.
3. What examples does Burke use to prove that human proportionality does not necessarily equal human beauty?
(a) Learning and habit.
(b) Lyric and rhyme.
(c) Painting and sculpture.
(d) Trees and flowers.
4. How does Burke define "magnificence?"
(a) As that which requires magnification due to its miniscule size.
(b) As a great profusion of things that are splendid or valuable in and of themselves.
(c) As all that delights the eye by shimmering and glittering.
(d) As the power and might of a strong warrior or noble king.
5. What are the first examples Burke cites to demonstrate his argument about beauty and proportion?
(a) Certain literary texts.
(b) Several kinds of animals.
(c) Various types of flowers.
(d) People he knows.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Burke envision would be the result of fitness trumping beauty in the human species?
2. What is the state between pleasure and pain, according to Burke?
3. Which kinds of colors does Burke argue are essential to beauty?
4. What example does Burke use to illustrate his idea of gradual variation?
5. How do sublime buildings look, according to Burke?
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