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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. What does Burke use as a common, but bad, example of infinity?
(a) A snake.
(b) A cross.
(c) An ocean.
(d) A mountain.

2. What problem does Burke see with the contemporary notion of "taste?"
(a) It's principles have not been made uniform.
(b) Everyone pays too much attention to taste and not enough attention to reason.
(c) The concept of taste is misunderstood and badly defined.
(d) Nobody Burke knows seems to have taste.

3. Which two ideas does Burke often find confused with one another?
(a) Sublime and beauty.
(b) Fear and terror.
(c) Liberty and patriotism.
(d) Picturesque and picaresque.

4. What does Burke assert is present in every religion, to some degree?
(a) A single deity.
(b) A mode of forgiveness.
(c) A prophet.
(d) A salutary fear.

5. What example does Burke use to illustrate his idea of gradual variation?
(a) The neckline of a beautiful woman.
(b) A boldly colored flower.
(c) The tones of a dimly-lit room.
(d) The hazy shapes of a mountain range.

Short Answer Questions

1. What, according to Burke, affects the passions and most incites admiration?

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

3. What statement summarizes the real effects of fitness, as described by Burke?

4. Burke opines that buildings that are great only in dimension are:

5. What does Burke note about youth, as related to taste?

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