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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. Which example does Burke use in his discussion in Section VIII about infinity?
(a) The ocean.
(b) The military.
(c) Cropland.
(d) Madmen.

2. How does Burke define "love?"
(a) As the natural state of human relationships with one another.
(b) As the boldest and most striking of all the passions.
(c) As the satisfaction the mind feels upon contemplating the beautiful.
(d) As the sexual attraction between sexes.

3. What colors appropriately represent the sublime?
(a) Yellows and creams.
(b) Blues and greens.
(c) Blacks and browns.
(d) Reds and oranges.

4. 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) People he knows.
(d) Various types of flowers.

5. What examples does Burke use to argue that some sights are pleasurable to all people?
(a) Objects or ideas that he argues are morally repugnant.
(b) Objects he and others he knows think are beautiful.
(c) Objects he opines are among the ugliest animal species.
(d) Objects he says can only be found in country estates.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT a property of the beautiful in music?

2. How do use and habit affect pleasure?

3. How do sublime buildings look, according to Burke?

4. How does Burke define "proportion?"

5. What literary example does Burke give as representative of magnificence?

(see the answer key)

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