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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Burke, what is more powerful than light at representing the sublime?
2. In Burke's opinion, at what depiction do painters most notably fail?
(a) The depiction of the sea.
(b) The depiction of nobility.
(c) The depiction of hell.
(d) The depiction of lovers.
3. What is this creative power of the mind incapable of producing?
(a) Anything passionate.
(b) Anything captivating.
(c) Anything truly new.
(d) Anything of great consequence.
4. Which example does Burke use in his discussion in Section VIII about infinity?
(b) The military.
(d) The ocean.
5. What does Burke warn his readers about in the Second Preface?
(a) His book will contain faults.
(b) His book may make them angry.
(c) His book will challenge their core values.
(d) His book may be construed as unpatriotic.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Burke, why is procreation pleasurable?
2. Which idea is more effective over the other in affecting the imagination, according to Burke?
3. What general quality does Burke assert about "taste?"
4. What does Burke use as a common, but bad, example of infinity?
5. What is the main manifestation of infinity Burke mentions?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the main problem with creating prescribed definitions, especially of taste, according to Burke?
2. How does Burke describe sympathy?
3. Describe the main difference between light and dark relative to the sublime.
4. What kind of infinity exists in "pleasing objects," according to Burke, and what is an example he uses to support his claim?
5. Summarize Burke's section about the role of smells and tastes relating to the sublime.
6. Why, according to Burke, are the principles of reason and taste the same in all humans?
7. What, according to Burke, is sublime about religion?
8. What is astonishment, according to Burke, and why is it important?
9. According to Burke, why can grief be considered pleasurable?
10. What types of colors are productive of the sublime, and which colors are not, according to Burke?
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