On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through On Beauty and Being Fair.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom did Danto write to in his excerpt in this book?
(a) Beatrice.
(b) Bonnie.
(c) Bethany.
(d) Brittany.

2. What was the profession of the friend of Scarry's who doubted her ideas?
(a) Writer.
(b) Politician.
(c) Philosopher.
(d) Professor.

3. What kind of life does Scarry want to make beautiful?
(a) Existential life.
(b) Exterior life.
(c) Interior life.
(d) Spiritual life.

4. What does Scarry try to include in her writing?
(a) Emphasis.
(b) Religion.
(c) Doctrine.
(d) Philosophy.

5. What is the last kind of perception described in the book?
(a) Involuntary.
(b) Active.
(c) Manipulated.
(d) Passive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Scarry say we should stop doing to objects?

2. What does Scarry say about the demotion of beauty?

3. How many phases does Scarry use to illustrate the link between beauty and justice?

4. Scarry says there is no end to ______________for beauty.

5. Why does Scarry say a certain tree loses its beauty?

(see the answer key)

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