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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. To which human faculty does "taste" belong?
(a) To the passions.
(b) To the imagination.
(c) To the soul.
(d) To the will.
2. What general quality does Burke assert about "taste?"
(a) It is the province of the refined upper-class.
(b) It is unnecessary for discussion about beauty.
(c) It is natural and common to all people.
(d) It is the sole means of valuing an individual.
3. What size of objects does Burke consider "beautiful?"
(a) Small or diminutive.
(b) Moderate and common.
(c) Large and imposing.
(d) Proportionate to the accepted standard.
4. Why, according to Burke, is proportion not the cause of beauty in animals?
(a) Because our idea of proportion is so clear and obvious as to preclude the beautiful.
(b) Because beauty relies upon the relative length, width, and height of the object.
(c) Because all species of animals have different proportions, yet we as a society deem them beautiful.
(d) Because proportion and geometry can only be discussed in reference to architecture.
5. What is the general reason Burke wrote the book, as stated in the First Preface?
(a) Burke wanted to make money with the publication of this treatise.
(b) Burke completely disagreed with all else written on the sublime and the beautiful.
(c) Burke was taking dictation on the subject from his longtime mentor.
(d) Burke was initially at a loss to coherently describe the sublime and beautiful.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Burke's general opinion of linking beauty to virtue?
2. Into which two classes does Burke group the passions of society?
3. What will be Burke's focus in "A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful"?
4. Which kinds of colors does Burke argue are essential to beauty?
5. What does Burke expressly wish to discuss in this part of "A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful"?
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