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. How many times was Odyessus saved by beauty?
(a) Once.
(b) Twice.
(c) Three.
(d) Too many to count.

2. What does Scarry say brings about equality in society?
(a) Women speaking out.
(b) Beauty veing recognized.
(c) Women being like men.
(d) Men being like women.

3. When was "The Morning Session" painted?
(a) 1984.
(b) 1894.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1924.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Wittgenstein?

2. What does Scarry say marked works created imperfectly?

3. What does Scarry say is the general attitude toward beauty?

4. What kind of tree did Matisse love?

5. Why does the author want to perpetuate beauty?

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