On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Scarry say the metaphysical aspect of beauty validates?
(a) Objects.
(b) The arts.
(c) Objectification.
(d) People.

2. Why was Voroccio important to Da Vinci?
(a) He was a father figure to Da Vinci.
(b) He tutored under Da Vinci.
(c) He had an affair with Da Vinci.
(d) He inspired Da Vinci.

3. When does Scarry say beauty is not sacred?
(a) When it is immortal.
(b) When it is used for evil.
(c) When it is mortal.
(d) When it is corrupted.

4. What was Matisse's occupation?
(a) Poet.
(b) Professor.
(c) Painter.
(d) Actor.

5. What kind of approach does Scarry say Marxism takes?
(a) Generational.
(b) Theoretical.
(c) Political.
(d) Religious.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Scarry think beauty brings?

2. What did Plato say really caused children?

3. What is a motif?

4. To what kind of craving does Scarry compare beauty?

5. What does Scarry say is our major limitation in seeing beauty?

(see the answer key)

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