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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Burke define "gradual variation?"
(a) As the sudden movement of line or angle.
(b) As the rapid changes of an avid mind.
(c) As the general decline in beauty due to age.
(d) As the slight deviation of regular parts.

2. What kind of colors are unfit to produce what Burke terms "grand images?"
(a) Earth tones.
(b) Jewel tones.
(c) Bold colors.
(d) Cheerful colors.

3. What two aspects comprise Burke's "artificial infinity?"
(a) Curiosity and desire.
(b) Terror and greatness.
(c) Succession and uniformity.
(d) Strength and power.

4. What examples does Burke use to prove that people agree upon sensory observations?
(a) Sudden, loud sounds as opposed to quiet, soft sounds.
(b) The tastes of sweet, bitter, and sour.
(c) The pleasantness or unpleasantness of certain thoughts.
(d) Feelings of sharp or soft.

5. According to Burke, what is more powerful than light at representing the sublime?
(a) Fire.
(b) Water.
(c) Darkness.
(d) Humanity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does NOT make certain objects or experiences affect us the way they do?

2. What passion does Burke identify as most effectively robing the mind of reasoning?

3. What is the sole difference Burke identifies between the passions mentioned in question 7?

4. In Burke's opinion, at what depiction do painters most notably fail?

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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