On Beauty and Being Just Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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

2. Which of these writers is NOT cited in the first half of this book?
(a) Homer.
(b) Plato.
(c) Dickinson.
(d) Shakespeare.

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

4. What did Proust want to stay in front of forever?
(a) A mirror.
(b) An image of a girl serving milk.
(c) A self portrait.
(d) The grave of his wife.

5. What kind of tree did Matisse always hate?
(a) Sycamore.
(b) Palm.
(c) Oak.
(d) Maple.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does beauty urge people to do in a good way?

2. How does Wittgenstein say Leonardo Da Vinci created pure beauty?

3. What struck Odysseus first about the person he visited?

4. What was Matisse's occupation?

5. What did those who wanted to banish beauty think was wrong with it?

(see the answer key)

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